Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa’s largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent because of poaching, a new Duke University-led study finds.
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Leading human-crocodile conflict specialist calls for a new approach to managing human-predator relations
Many conservation policies fail because they don’t take into account the specific local relationships between animals and people, or the different priorities of locals, conservation managers and international NGOs.
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of homeopathy in farm animals as a way to prevent or treat infectious diseases, reveal findings from a comprehensive review published online in Veterinary Record.
A new Duke University-led study finds that more than 200 bird species in six rapidly developing regions are at risk of extinction despite not being included on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
Hunting has dramatically reduced wildlife biodiversity in forests near rural villages in the Central African nation of Gabon, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Male and female chimpanzees achieve social status in dramatically different ways. While males actively challenge their superiors to win higher rank, females accept their position in the social pecking order, waiting until more senior group members die before moving up the ladder.
An international study published in BMC Public Health has found dog walkers are physically active on more days of the week and dog walking can help people feel safer in their neighborhood.
By providing the first free global view of commercial fishing, Global Fishing Watch delivers a powerful and unprecedented tool that can help to protect our oceans, which are threatened by global overfishing, illegal fishing and habitat destruction.
As more of Southeast Asia’s natural forests are cleared and converted into plantations for growing oil palm, rubber and other tree crops, a Duke University-led study finds that 42 percent of species endemic to the region’s forests face a much higher risk of extinction from habitat loss than previously thought.
For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from UNC-Chapel Hill shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated areas.
As palm oil production expands from Southeast Asia into tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, vulnerable forests and species on four continents face increased risk of loss, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Like people, animals have personalities. And their personalities differ, sometimes hugely, on traits like shyness and aggressiveness. Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have uncovered an unexpected benefit of these personalities: to protect societies from extreme temperature changes.