Insect pollinators are vital to the existence of almost 90 percent of the world’s flowering plants, including a large portion of food products. Blueberries and cherries, for instance, depend on honey bee p […]
DURHAM, N.C.– The vast majority of lemur species are on the edge of extinction, experts warn. But not every lemur species faces a grim future. There may be as many as 1.3 million white-fronted brown lemurs still […]
DURHAM, N.C. — Some scientists have suggested we need to protect half of Earth’s surface to preserve most of its species. A new Duke University-led study, however, cautions that it is the quality, not merely t […]
DURHAM, N.C. – Alligators on the beach. Killer whales in rivers. Mountain lions miles from the nearest mountain.
In recent years, sightings of large predators in places where conventional wisdom says they “ […]
DURHAM, N.C. – Poaching and habitat loss have reduced forest elephant populations in Central Africa by 63 percent since 2001. This widespread killing poses dire consequences not only for the species itself but a […]
DURHAM, N.C. – Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because the tiny bits of floating plastic might look like prey.
But a new Duke University study of plastic ingestion b […]
UK vets have reacted strongly to images of a horse that has been bred to achieve an extreme concave or ‘dished’ profile, warning of numerous health risks.
View the images here: htt […]
PRINCETON, N.J.—In the mid-1990s, 1,000 truckloads of orange peels and orange pulp were purposefully unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden f […]
DURHAM, N.C. – Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal scholars argue in a letter published J […]
DURHAM, N.C. – Larger 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.
The newly p […]
DURHAM, N.C. – 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 fin […]
Dr. Simon Pooley, a specialist in human-wildlife conflict at Birkbeck, University of London, is calling for a fundamental rethink of how we study and manage human-predator relations, particularly where conflicts […]
(Featured image: pigs confined in an intensive farm in the West Bank. Courtesy Kim Bartlett – Animal People, Inc.)
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of homeopathy in farm animals as a way to […]
(Featured image: Yellow-throated toucan in Costa Rica. The yellow-throated toucan, Ramphastos ambiguus, is currently classified as Least Concern by IUCN, yet according to the new study should be listed as […]
(Featured image: carnivoran, probably a mongoose, killed for bushmeat in Gabon. Credit jbdodane, CC BY-NC 2.0)
DURHAM, N.C. – Hunting has dramatically reduced wildlife biodiversity in forests near rural […]
(Featured image: female chimps Sophie and Megan at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria, Uganda. Credit International Fund for Animal Welfare, CC BY-NC 2.0)
DURHAM, N.C. – For wild […]
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BRUSSELS, October 13, 2016 – An international study published in BMC Public Health has found dog walkers are physically active on more […]
(Featured image: bait fish in net in the Maldives. Credit Hani Amir, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Oceana, SkyTruth and Google Launch Global Fishing Watch, First Free, Online Tool to Reveal Commercial Fishing […]
(Featured image: White-rumped vulture, Gyps bengalensis, a once-common species across southern Asia, now critically endangered due to habitat destruction as well as poisoning. Credit Allan Hopkins, used under CC […]
(Featured image: bleached coral reef off Tioman Island, Malaysia. Credit Paul, used under CC BY-SA 2.0)
New UNC-Chapel Hill research shows that coral reef decline illustrates the far reach of climate change — a […]
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