A recent study found that the extent to which animals tolerate humans is largely driven by the environment in which they live and their body size.
Having rebounded from near-extinction, whooping cranes remain a top priority for conservationists. That's why the Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area in Thayer County, Nebraska, decided to temporarily close when six whooping cranes made a pit stop in the area during their migration.
Researchers may have finally found a cure for the deadly chytrid fungus plaguing wild amphibians. This infectious skin disease has affected over 700 species worldwide, but now scientists may be one step closer to conserving threatened populations.
Lumber Liquidators was recently caught illegally importing hardwood flooring made of trees collected from the habitats of engendered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. The company has since plead guilty and has agreed to more than $13 million in fines.
Researchers from the Ecological Society of America propose new designs for next generation cities that will focus on working with nature, rather than against it.
Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrels have made a successful recovery and are safe from extinction. Recent population growths justify the animal's happy exit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species List.
Researchers recently revealed that cacao trees are older than previously thought. This suggests the trees may have enough genetic diversity to meet growing chocolate demands.
A female turtle recently found tethered to a jetty by fishing line in Western Australia's Bibra Lake has survived a complicated hook-removal surgery.
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently joined the 96 Elephants campaign to end illegal poaching of African elephant tusks.
Recently, a small herd of bison were released in Colorado. This suggests there is hope for the large buffalo that have been struggling to revive themselves ever since populations plummeted in the 1800s.
Industrialization and farming concerns are forcing Borneo orangutans from their natural habitats and closer to human populations which leaves them increasingly vulnerable to poachers. In response, rehabilitation organizations like International Animal Rescue (IAR) are racing agaisnt the clock to rescue and care for sick orangutans that have nowhere else to turn.
Illegal marijuana farms in forested areas of California are threatening the survival of a rare weasel-like species known as fishers.
"Large herbivores are not merely victims of the circumstances they live in, but actively engineer their environment," said Liesbeth Bakker, lead author of the study from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes, and pochards are now listed as "vulnerable" species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds. This doubles the number of endangered U.K. birds.