Category Endangered Species
Some have called it the greatest environmental crisis of the century. But you can take action to address the crisis in three easy steps.
Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.
In early September, a crowd of selfie-crazed tourists prevented thousands of sea turtles from nesting in Costa Rica. But when the turtles returned weeks later, things had changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.