Burmese python habitat use patterns may help control efforts
The largest and longest Burmese Python tracking study of its kind—here or in its native range—is providing researchers and resource managers new information that may help target control efforts of this invasive snake, ...
Tough laws 'not enough' to stop endangered wildlife trade
The international wildlife trade is a major threat to various endangered animals across the world, but as western conservation groups seek stricter law enforcement over this practice, new research finds that ...
Identifying species imperiled by the wildlife trade may require a trip to the market
Scientists, conservationists and governments could have a new weapon in their struggle to gauge—and halt—the devastation of the wildlife trade on populations of prized animals: the very markets where ...
Agency will hunt invasive caribou on remote Alaska island
Hunters from a federal agency will travel to a remote island in the Aleutians to kill caribou, an invasive species that threatens wilderness vegetation.
How smart roads can help koalas beat traffic
Australian cities can keep their precious koalas from ending up as road kill – if they plan their roads properly, environmental scientists say.
Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission
Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.
Rare monkey photographed in Congo's newest national park, Ntokou-Pikounda
Two primatologists working in the forests of the Republic of Congo have returned from the field with a noteworthy prize: the first-ever photograph of the Bouvier's red colobus monkey, a rare primate not seen ...
World's second most endangered turtle on road to recovery
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) announced today that 60 captive-raised Myanmar roofed turtles—a species once thought extinct—have been released into their native ...
Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit
Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Florida takes aim at cat-eating African lizards
A cat-eating lizard native to Africa is being targeted by Florida state wildlife officials who say the creatures, known as Nile monitors, could be dangerous to pets and people.
Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl
Federal biologists will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl, reflecting the bird's continued slide toward extinction despite steep logging cutbacks in the Northwest ...
Impact of proposed crayfish protections on mining industry uncertain
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list species of Appalachian crayfish as endangered, with potential consequences for the struggling eastern Kentucky mining industry.
Declining great apes of Central Africa get new action plan for the next decade
The number of gorillas and chimpanzees in Central Africa continues to decline due to hunting, habitat loss, and disease, combined with a widespread lack of law enforcement and corruption in the judicial process, ...
Dispute flares over controversial Thai temple tigers
Thai wildlife officials began a headcount Friday of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals.