Pleistocene Park is a rewilding project in Siberia, whose main goal is to restore high productive steppes similar to those of the Ice Age. This will not only lead to the recreation of the so-called “Northern Serengeti,” but more importantly will help to mitigate climate change.
Rather than venturing into new and alien habitats for the first time, large predators are re-colonizing ecosystems that used to be prime hunting grounds for them before humans decimated their populations.
New York City Mayor De Blasio announces Staten Island’s deer population has dropped 8 percent, pointing to early success for the city’s sterilization study. After two years, birth rates have also fallen by half, and reductions are expected to continue.
Animals are not objects without feelings – their feelings are similar to ours. Although you on your own might not be able to stop industries that exploit animals, you can still make changes in your daily life that will help.
A study by John Paulson and colleagues at Duke University found that elephants play an important role in Central Africa’s forests by dispersing seeds and nutrients and trampling foliage. A reduction in elephant populations would leave 96% of Central African forests susceptible to drastic change.
Find out why Brazil’s ban on exporting live animals lasted only three days, how Baja California is taking aim at bloodsports, what’s behind an anti-pit bull “Super Bowl” commercial, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
It can be difficult to visualize the effects of one’s diet on animals and the environment. A new online tool seeks to change that, by allowing meat eaters, vegetarians, and flexitarians alike to calculate how many animals they have consumed or saved.
The 10th Asia for Animals conference gets underway this coming Saturday in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, and this year’s theme is Changing Human Behaviour.
Harrell Graham’s Dog Care Field Manual provides detailed recommendations for crisis care that almost anyone can give when the nearest veterinarian is many miles and hours away.
Scientists have identified a new species of orangutan in Indonesia, but the Tapanuli orangutan is already being described as one of the most endangered great ape species in the world.
Microplastics pose a major threat to foraging sea animals, but if we can manufacture plastic so it unintentionally tastes good, we might also be able to manufacture it so it intentionally tastes bad.
Events are being organised around the world for International Gibbon Day. Gibbons, who are also referred to as “smaller apes”, are not only losing their habitat because of deforestation; they are also being trafficked as pets.