Following rampant deforestation in Europe, conservationists planted fast-growing, commercially valuable conifer trees, rather than native broadleaved trees. It turns out this type of forest management has accelerated climate change.
It turns out that wolves, jackals and domestic dogs have different howling dialects or "vocal fingerprints." Researchers say this may help them better identify species, and therefore their conservation status.
Footage of the only known wild jaguar in the U.S. was recently released by the Center for Biological Diversity. The big cat can be seen alive and well, lurking through wooded areas and across a mountain creek. However, researchers warn the animal's habitat is threatened by a proposed mining site.
Researcher have for the first time explored the inner workings of Australian wombat warrens, or interconnected burrows, in hopes of understanding the rather elusive animals and their conservation status.
Over a decade's worth of research has revealed 14 new tarantulas in U.S., which is now home to a total of 29 species. One of the new spiders found in California was named after the late popular singer-songwriter Johnny Cash.
Researchers have become increasingly concerned about invasive and poisonous Asian toads in Madagascar. A new report warns that the country must act quickly to eradicate the species before it establishes itself further.
A new tiny toad species was recently found on the leaves of a herd bush in India's evergreen forests. Researchers say the amphibian's remarkably small size has earned it its own genus.
Massachusetts' State Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has proposed breeding 150 venomous timber rattlesnakes on a remote island to save the endangered species. What could possibly go wrong?
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
Yellowstone National Park is expected to kill nearly 900 of its bison this winter, marking the largest cull since 2008. Although laws state that culls are needed to manage growing populations and protect Montana's livestock for infectious diseases bison may be carrying, conservationists argue this large-scale slaughter is unnecessary and brutal -- they have filed a lawsuit claiming that the public has a right to witness this year's controversial cull.
Recent camera trappings in a national park in Ethiopia reveal a hidden population of up to 200 lions. Researchers say this could be promising for the currently vulnerable species.
After nearly being wiped out in Britain, conservationists report the native European Polecat is making a strong comeback across the continent.
Researchers have developed a new way to successfully grow and reintroduce endangered ghost orchids to their native habitats. They hope their methods will help save these iconic flowers, which are often poached for their unusual beauty.
Although rhino poaching decreased slightly in South Africa, experts say 2015 was a record breaker for illegal rhino kills across the entire continent.
A rare white giraffe named Omo was recently spotted in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. Rather than being albino, Omo has dark eyes and a genetic condition that makes her pale and unable to produce pigment in skin Although she is alive and well in the park, researchers say her unique coloration may make her a target for poaching.