Category Human Wildlife Conflict
For the eco-conscious citizen who already recycles, conserves water, and turns out the lights but wants to do more to help the planet.
Bears, wolves, and other large carnivores are difficult to conserve for numerous ecological and social reasons. These conservation challenges make a string of recent species recoveries that much more surprising.
Collisions with windows kill millions of migratory birds each year. As more and more cities find, preventing such bird deaths is as easy as the flip of a switch.
Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on the planet, and we have the technology to destroy them. So why haven’t we wiped them out yet?
Conflict often arises when the needs of animals are pitted against those of growing human populations. For scientists, the obvious answer to reducing human-wildlife conflict is…chili powder, bees, and strobe lights?
Over one million animals are killed on roads every day. But for the tapir of South America, a flashy new accessory may keep them safe from oncoming traffic.
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.