Studying the past can play an important role in animal conservation, by clarifying how humans have impacted animals in a wide range of environments over time. This information can also be used in assessing how and where to repopulate vulnerable species and how to minimize human impacts.
Increasingly large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke University study shows.
‘Eyes Wide Open,’ the first virtual reality programme of its kind in India, virtually teleports people inside factory farms to experience the cruelty of the dairy industry.
Animal victims of St. Paul’s Hospital have included monkeys, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs, rats, and mice. The hospital is planning to relocate to a new site in 2022, and Lifeforce seeks to stop any new animal labs from being built.
Pleistocene Park aims to recreate an Arctic pasture ecosystem as it existed during the Ice Age. In this exclusive interview, park director Nikita Zimov discusses the park’s implications for conservation, animal welfare, and the future of human civilization!
Until now, Neanderthals were believed to have been carnivorous. That Neanderthals in Spain were vegetarian may challenge theories that eating meat was essential for early human brain development.
For the first time ever, a fishmonger in Australia has been convicted of cruelty toward a lobster. Pain responses are well documented in crabs, crayfish, and prawns, and certain arthropods are now known to be highly intelligent.
Between twenty-five and forty hounds used in England’s Kimblewick Hunt have been killed to combat an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis. The incident suggests that hunting dogs may be at least partly to blame for the disease’s spread, which decimates UK cattle herds and has long been blamed on badgers.
Lodges in wildlife reserves cater to tourists hoping to experience some of the most exciting wildlife sightings in the world. What’s not well known is that a reserve like Timbavati is, in terms of income, primarily a hunting destination.
There’s no such thing as a happy cow, giving away her milk to humans while depriving it to her own babies. While traditionally thought of as quintessential to healthy living, consumption of dairy and other animal products has been linked with most of the top 20 causes of early death.
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.
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.