New report calls for ‘urgent action’ over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood Plant genetic resources ensure ag’s future Greenland ice sheet melt ‘off the charts’ compared with past four centuries Scientists call for eight steps to increase soil carbon for climate action and food security Can rice filter water from ag fields? E-waste Republic Soil tilling, mulching key to China’s potato crop Looking to the Long Road Ahead From AI to Drones, Smart Technology is Firing Up Wildlife Conservation Globally
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From AI to Drones, Smart Technology is Firing Up Wildlife Conservation Globally

In 2015, the company Dimension Data teamed up with CISCO to launch Connected Conservation, a programme to protect the world’s endangered wildlife population through technology. Their pilot project was at South Africa’s Kruger National Park, where poachers were a great threat to the rhino population. By 2017, rhino poaching in the sanctuary wasreduced by a […]

‘The most intellectual creature to ever walk Earth is destroying its only home’

During my years studying chimpanzees in Gombe national park in Tanzania I experienced the magic of the rainforest. I learned how all life is interconnected, how each species, no matter how insignificant it may seem, has a role to play in the rich tapestry of life – known today as biodiversity. Even the loss of […]

Severity of toxic red tide tests Florida’s resources for rescued manatees

At the peak of Florida’s red tide crisis this summer, Jon Peterson had to dig deep into Sea World’s storage warehouses to find enough portable pools to accommodate the dozens of sick manatees arriving at a rate of two or three a week. The Orlando theme park’s manager for animal rescues even found himself forking […]

Country diary: how the tawny owl finds its way in the dark

Long after the lights in the village go on, I go off, striking out over the fields. The night sky here is full of Stansted’s shooting stars, planes winking their way up and over the horizon, chasing the dim afterglow of a fallen sun. Down below, my near-invisible feet are pounding along. I’m in an […]

China’s appetite for ‘stinky’ durian fruit threatening endangered tigers

The habitat of one of the world’s most endangered tigers is under threat, according to environmental groups, as forests in Malaysia are cleared to meet growing demand for durians, the divisively pungent fruit hugely popular in China. Forests in the region of Raub in Malaysia, which has become a popular destination for Chinese and Singapore […]

Voyage of the Seal

It was almost an ordinary day in the field for Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar Sarah Kienle — except for the Jeff Corwin show camera crew. She was helping the crew with a routine procedure on an adult female northern elephant seal in Año Nuevo State Reserve, using a pulley attached to a sling and a […]

Thieves snatch more than 100 baby giant tortoises from Galapagos Islands

Thieves have stolen 123 baby giant tortoises from a breeding facility in the Galapagos Islands, where they are revered as a lumbering symbol of the region's unique biodiversity and a reminder of how Charles Darwin conceived his theory of natural selection. "They were all taken at once, 123 in all. It was a robbery," Washington […]

Tawny owl decline: Public urged to record ‘twit-twoos’

Bird lovers are being urged to give up 20 minutes every week to listen out for the "twit-twoo" call of the Tawny owl, amid concerns over its numbers. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is asking people to listen for the distinctive hoot from their garden, a local park or woodland, once every week for […]

New, Ultra-Colorful Neon Fish Species Discovered

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of feet underwater, the Greek goddess of love lives on—in the form of a dazzling reef fish. In a new study published on Tuesday in ZooKeys, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences describe a new species of anthias, a common type of reef fish, named Tosanoides […]

Water voles returning to national park in west country after 30 years

One of the most beloved and endangered riverine creatures is returning to a west country national park where it has been extinct for more than three decades. Over the next few days 150 water voles will be released at six locations in the Aller river on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor in Somerset. Once regularly […]

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