Scientists and conservationists are alarmed with the increasing number of jaguar killings in Panama, with 26 jaguars killed from January to September this year.
There are little places as unforgiving as the Siberian wilderness with its freezing cold (save for the handful summer months), jagged terrain and sleeping predators. Unexpectedly, the Lykovs – a Russian Old Believer family who retreated from civilization to avoid persecution – survived this environment for 40 long years before they were discovered.
A new study revealed that the invasive European earthworms are altering the physical and chemical properties of soil in North American forests, resulting in the decline of species diversity in the forest.
Japan can reduce its tsunami damage by building five-meter seawalls and as well as having coastal forests, according to a study.
Aside from death of trees, drought may also lead to decline in wildlife and even human population.
The world of animals is so huge that we can't keep a track of the animals we know exist. However, there are many animals about which we are aware.
A rare orchid characterized by elegant color patterns was recently "stumbled upon" in the deciduous forests of Mexico’s Pacific slope of Oaxaca state.
Earth's largest apes died off because they could not adapt to a new diet forced by climate change 100,000 years ago.
Tropical cyclones - also known as typhoons - disperse powerful winds that can have a dramatic impact on nutrient cycling of an ecosystem. Island nations in the western Pacific and native plants in this region seem to be hit the hardest by these massive storms.
Thanks to California’s ongoing drought, nearly 888 million trees have experienced drought-related stress since 2011. Of these trees, 58 million have reached dangerous water-loss thresholds, researchers say.
Evergreens may soon disappear from the Southwest region of the U.S. if climate change scenarios play out as expected, researchers say. Not only will we lose beautiful natural forests, but doing so also means less carbon storage.
Tropical fossil forests from 380 million years ago were recently unearthed in Norway and are believed to have triggered a drastic climate shift experienced during this time.
Illegal marijuana farms in forested areas of California are threatening the survival of a rare weasel-like species known as fishers.
Illegal logging is destroying ecologically important forests around the worl. Much of the timber is being used to produce expensive furniture and flooring.