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Crabs are key to ecology and economy in Oman

The intertidal mudflats of Barr Al Hikman, a nature reserve at the south-east coast of the Sultanate of Oman, are crucial nursery grounds for numerous crab species. In return, these crabs are a vital element of the ecology, ...

Climate change threatens Komodo dragons

The world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.

Humpback whales stray up tropical Aussie river

A trio of humpback whales—usually bound for Antarctica this time of year—took a wrong turn, heading up a crocodile-infested north Australian river with scientists hoping Saturday they will all return to the sea safely.

Why are Brazil's wetlands engulfed in flames?

The Pantanal, the world's biggest tropical wetlands, is burning at record-shattering pace this year as drought-fueled fires devastate its vegetation and celebrated wildlife in an environmental catastrophe.

Wildfires sweep into Brazil park harboring jaguars

Wildfire has infiltrated a Brazilian state park known for its population of jaguars, as firefighters, environmentalists and ranchers in the world's largest tropical wetlands region struggle to smother record blazes.

Free-roaming dogs prevent giant pandas from thriving in the wild

Before China declared giant pandas a protected species in 1962—hunters in pursuit of the black and white bear used dogs to track them. Since then measures have been put in place to protect the vulnerable pandas, but more ...

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