Maasai kill six lions after livestock attack
Angry Maasai herders in Tanzania killed six lions that had attacked livestock, in the latest clash between man and beast in the region.
Unique Sulawesi frog gives birth to tadpoles
University of California, Berkeley, herpetologist Jim McGuire was slogging through the rain forests of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island one night this past summer when he grabbed what he thought was a male frog ...
Death of young killer whales raises worry about the species' survival
He's trailed them and photographed them, mapped their family trees and counted their offspring, coming to identify individuals by their markings, sometimes even ascribing personalities based on behavior.
US scientists to study monarch butterfly numbers for protected status
For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience.
Gray wolf travels more than 500 miles, then gets shot in Utah
Long trip, sad ending. A 3-year-old female gray wolf, after traveling more than 500 miles from Wyoming, was shot and killed in southwestern Utah after a hunter apparently mistook her for a coyote, state officials said Monday.
Helping native birds beat their bullies
Small Australian native birds are losing food and home to a growing flock of rivals, including native birds arriving from other states, invasive alien birds and those that thrive in urban areas, environmental scientists have ...
Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed.
Scientists race to save 'books' in the burning 'library of life'
As species blink into extinction all around the world, environmental scientists in Australia have come up with a way to decide 'which of the books we rescue from the blazing library of life'.
Prized sea snail not at risk of extinction, federal officials say
The National Marine Fisheries Services has decided not to grant federal protection to the pinto abalone, a prized six-inch sea snail whose population has severely declined in Northern California.
Zimbabwe to export elephants in population curb
Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Wednesday announced plans to export at least 62 elephants to top up scant state funding and curb a ballooning pachyderm population.
Scrapie could breach the species barrier
INRA scientists have shown for the first time that the pathogens responsible for scrapie in small ruminants (prions) have the potential to convert the human prion protein from a healthy state to a pathological ...
The ants that conquered the world
About one tenth of the world's ants are close relatives; they all belong to just one genus out of 323, called Pheidole. "If you go into any tropical forest and take a stroll, you will step on one of these ...
Wildlife groups seek help for California owl
Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered ...
European fire ant impacts forest ecosystems by helping alien plants spread
An invasive ant species that has become increasingly abundant in eastern North America not only takes over yards and delivers a nasty sting, it's helping the spread of an invasive plant species. The ants ...