Category Endangered Species
What does the term ‘endangered species’ really mean?
Do you know what the term “endangered species” really means? Far from a simple concept, the term is one of the biggest misnomers in the field of conservation.
Beyond baby pandas – What zoos do for conservation
Captive breeding programs increase the population size and genetic diversity of endangered species such as the giant panda, but zoo conservation efforts extend much further than that.
7 drawbacks to trophy hunting as conservation
Trophy hunters, African governments, and even some scientists support widespread trophy hunting as a form of conservation. However, the use of trophy hunting as a conservation tool has some major drawbacks.
Saving the California condor with citizen science
Conservationists and researchers are relying on crowdsourcing and citizen science to detect odd behavior indicative of lead poisoning in the recovering population of wild California condors.
Can the War on Terror save elephants?
Purchasing ivory not only harms elephants, it encourages trade on the black market that may be used to fund terrorism. Can cooperation between lawmakers and conservationists effectively turn the war on terror against poachers?