There are a mere 3,000 tigers left in the entire world, but while conservationists scramble to save this endangered animal, they are leaving leopards to fend for themselves, forcing them into human territory where they are more at risk, according to new research.
A new study of specific hammerhead migration routes has found that these sharks are often swimming straight into unprotected waters - a worrying fact that experts are using to help argue for more protective zones to close the gaps.
It has been estimated that there are a mere 3,000 wild tigers left in all the world. Even as conservationists and international officials scramble to see these animals saved, they often overlook one underlying threat. Tiger farming is driving a demand for exotic products that condemns these majestic hunters to a life as glorified livestock.
Protected areas and the conservation of ecology has been the hot topic at this year's World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. Now NASA and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has announced the publication of Sanctuary, a short book of stunning pictures that can help us understand how satellites and aerial surveillance are keeping our most valuable ecosystems safe.
A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) suggests that the world is well on track to meet a 2020 target for the expansion of protected ecosystems. This should come as a bit of surprise for many groups, who have been pressing the argument that officials aren't doing enough to protect declining species.
Well this must be embarrassing... A mapping debacle has led to a boarders intended to protect a newly discovered species of plant to be erroneously moved about 50 kilometers away from where the plant actually resides.
Young salmon have a lot to deal with after first being brought into the world. Leaving the safety of their spawning pools, these fish have to dodge predatory birds, bears, sea lions, and even the dangerous turbines of hydroelectric dams during their trek to the ocean. Now researchers have fashioned a new sensor that could help them determine how to make that last part a bit easier.
The giant tortoise is an ancient and iconic species of reptile that specifically characterizes the Galapagos islands. However, thanks to shrinking habitats and the introduction of new species to the islands, the tortoise has remained a threatened species. Now researchers are saying that the species as a whole is finally on its way to a slow-and-steady recovery.
A new series of DNA analyses have revealed the possible beginnings of an invasion of Lake Michigan, with evidence of Asian carp showing up in a pair of Michigan tributaries.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently donated a total of two million dollars to the ocean conservation group known as Oceans 5. But this is no isolated donation, the renowned celebrity is also a well-respected environmental advocate, and has made numerous donations and earned significant accolades over the years.
Federal wildlife officials are currently investigating the death of a Mexican grey wolf whose corpse was found in Arizona's Blue Range recovery area. Few other details have been provided, but the issue does help highlight an ongoing debate about the fate of these endangered animals in southwest states.
Going up? For now, endangered salmon populations on the White River can't go anywhere, but officials from the NOAA are telling the Army Corps of Engineers that river dam operations in the Washington state region must be improved to accommodate for the struggling fish.
Washington state citizens who spot new wolf packs get to name them. That's according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), who has already let a hiker, a rancher, and a hunter all name different wolf packs they've managed to spot while in the wild.
November 1 is officially national Bison Day! But that doesn't mean people will be heading out into the chill to grill up their favorite sweet-but-tender burgers. Just last week, the Senate passed a resolution establishing a national Bison Day in an attempt to restore dialogue about the restoration and conservation of buffalo in North America.