Scientists track and study sharks by analyzing environmental water DNA

The method could open a breakthrough for shark research.

Native red squirrels successfully reintroduced in Scottish Highlands

The project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of local communities.

Death of a dynasty: west North America lost over 95% of its monarch butterflies in 35 years

One of the continent’s most dazzling displays dies with them.

Though extinct for centuries, the Dodo’s secrets and lifestyle have now come to light

Extinct but not forgotten.

How mythical creatures can help conservation or, on the contrary, lead to species going extinct

There’s a connection between the Loch Ness Monster and keeping wildlife safe.

Juice company dumped orange peels in Costa Rican national park in the 90s — it revived the forest

Orange is the new forest.

Science is core to wildlife conservation

Scientists make a stance by marching for science and wildlife.

Ecotourists are helping domesticate wildlife

Growing at 7% per year, ecotourism is the fastest rising tourism segment. Millions flock to secluded areas of the world blessed with unique faunas each year, be it diving to see the coral reef, diving in shark water, forest trekking through national parks and so on. Tourists and guides alike claim activities are undertaken responsibly and sustainably, with minimal impact on the environment. After looking at 100 studies on animal behaviour, however, researchers found that animals in protected areas where ecotourism is practiced become more benign. Bears, elk, even sharks become more comfortable with humans and regularly filch food from visitors. As such, these can’t be considered wild animals anymore and their safety is endangered seeing how they leave their guard down for predators or human poachers.

Turtle conservationist murdered in Costa Rica

Eggs, drugs and human lives For the standards of the criminals who poach and smuggle animals in Central America, it was just another day. But for the rest of the world, the murder of conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval is a tragedy – a tragedy highlighting the risks faced by biologists whose passion for nature puts them on the front line

Check out the world’s first man-made bat cave

While it may lack most of Bruce Wayne’s gadgets, the very first artificial bat cave in the world is sure to provide resonable accomodations for non-superhero dwellers. The cave was introduced after a group of environmentalists raised money, in an effort to help save thousands of bats from a disease which has claimed the lives of millions of bats so

Pushing Species To The Brink

We don’t usually want to face it, but the fact is that mankind is pushing virtually ever other species to the very brink of their existance, in our quest for resources of every kind. Just a few days aco, IUCN published a study which concluded that thirty-five percent of the world’s birds, 52 percent of amphibians and 71 of warm