Human activity is causing cancer in many species of wildlife — and this effect is greatly underestimated

Humans a bringing about cancer to a staggering amount of wild species.

Ocean wilderness is disappearing because of us: only 13% of it has been spared

The study reinforces the need for international treaties meant to conserve marine wildlife.

Wildlife is shifting activity to nighttime because they don’t want to run into humans

Can’t even blame them, I stay awake till 4 am for the same reason.

Humanity is just 0.01% of all life but we wiped out 83% of all wild mammals

A new study reveals the staggering disproportionate impact that humanity has on wildlife.

Hawaii moves to ban common sunscreen mixes in a bid to safeguard its corals

Worry not — alternatives are readily available, so don’t cancel your vay-cay just yet.

Not too big and not too small: when faced with extinction, it pays off to be just the right size

Big and small animals are the most threatened by extinction.

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.

Science is core to wildlife conservation

Scientists make a stance by marching for science and wildlife.

Every day, this man in Kenya drives hours and hours to bring water to wild animals

Nothing short of an incredible story.

A major extinction is likely, and we’ll also suffer, UN experts warn

If we don’t do it, we’re just as screwed as them.

World’s largest marine reserve established in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica

A great victory for wildlife.

Wildlife populations expected to plummet 67% by 2020 compared to fifty years ago

‘A wake-up call to marshal efforts to promote the recovery of these populations.’

How bringing cougars to cities could actually save lives

These big cats could save a lot of people — if we let them.

Poachers kill three rangers, wound park manager in Congo

Sad news comes from African wildlife parks again: three rangers were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Garamba wildlife park. Two others were wounded, including the park manager. Just yesterday we were writing that African park rangers risk their life on a day-to-day basis to protect animals in natural parks, and now this tragedy was reported – and this happens. Armed

How A.I. and game theory is fighting poaching and illegal logging

Park rangers risk their lives on a daily basis to protect wildlife from poachers. They’re also underfunded and understaffed, so allocating resources as efficiently as possible is critical. This is where artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, and game theory come in. The A.I. can identify and predict poaching patterns, and adapts in time so that park patrols can transition from “reactive” to “proactive” control. Pilot programs launched in Uganda and Malaysia have so far been successful, and a similar system is currently being developed for illegal logging.

White Nose Bat Syndrome spreads deeper into the U.S. — first case confirmed west of the Rockies

The first case of white nose syndrome, a disease that has wreaked havoc on bat populations in the eastern U.S. has been identified west of the Rockies. The disease’s spread threatens to drastically impact bat populations there, altering ecosystems throughout the country.

Drug trafficking is wiping out an unlikely bystander: wildlife

Central America is home to one of the greatest biodiversity on the planet. It’s here among its rainforests that you can still find large swaths of land where there aren’t any humans living nearby. But being sparsely populated also makes the region an attractive route to smuggle drugs and other logistical operations. In Honduras and Guatemala, particularly, all law and order seems to cede in the face of the narco-cartels who are razing forests to build airfields, roads and even ranches right in the middle of protected national parks. It’s all a nasty business, and the greatest victims are those who play the least part in it all: the wildlife.

Global Wildlife Populations Down by 50% in just 40 Years

Global wildlife populations have decreased by more than half, concludes a new report released by the WWF. The extent of this major destruction came as a shock and showed just how far we are from reaching a sustainable future and living in harmony with the Earth’s biodiversity. Losing Biodiversity The report shows that the worst loss happened in freshwater species

Scientists find snake no one believed existed

A small island, unique wildlife 1100 km off the coast of Mexico, there lies a small chunk of rock called the Clarion Island. Formerly called Santa Rosa, the island has an area of under 20 square km; no one lives there, and aside for a few Mexical sailors which come and go every couple of weeks and biology researchers and

Fences threaten local fauna, instead of protecting it

In some parts of the world you can find fences that stretch for hundreds of miles, delimiting protected areas or those populated with humans. The basic reasoning is that these fences are put in place to protect the local wildlife by preventing the spread of diseases, poachers and by helping helping managed endangered populations. The reverse may actually be true,