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Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps

Thresher sharks hunt schooling sardines in the waters off a small coral island in the Philippines by rapidly slapping their tails hard enough to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, according to research published ...

Jul 10, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

Conservationists: 'Living with grief'

The scientists and conservation workers battling to save the world's dwindling forests, landscapes and endangered animals live constantly with grief, a leading Australian conservation scientist says.

Jul 08, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Bat maps: The conservation crusade

Conservation efforts have taken an important step forward, thanks to observations of bats – creatures that make up a quarter of all of the UK's native mammal species.

Jul 02, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

21,000 species at risk of extinction

A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out, an updated "Red List" showed.

Jul 02, 2013 4 / 5 (5) 0

New field guide for Africa's mammalian Eden

From the kipunji – a secretive primate species first discovered by WCS in 2003 to the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Tanzania is known for its staggering variety of large mammals including the largest diversity ...

Jun 10, 2014 not rated yet 0

Donors pledge $80 million to protect wild cats

The crown prince of the oil-rich Mideast emirate of Abu Dhabi and other international donors committed a combined $80 million on Sunday to fund the conservation of tigers and other wild cats whose survival is under threat.

Jun 01, 2014 not rated yet 0