Papua New Guinea's Road Expansion Plan Would Escalate Deforestation
In a new paper, a team of scientists cautions that plans to add more than 3,700 miles of roads in the next few years could seriously endanger biological wealth.
How Bleached Coral Reefs Permanently Change Local Fish Communities
A new study found that bleached reefs had fewer predators such as snappers and groupers and more plant-eating fish such as parrotfish and rabbitfish.
Why More Roads in the Congo Basin Could Lead to Increased Deforestation
The construction of logging roads in the region has doubled over the past 15 years, and researchers warn that this increase could have serious environmental ramifications.
How China's Growing Soy Demand Is Fueling Brazilian Deforestation
Globally, 80 percent of forest loss stems from turning over forest for agriculture to grow food for livestock and human consumption.
Inside a Remarkable Local Effort to Stop Elephant Poaching in Zambia
Poachers have killed more than 90 percent of Zambia's elephants since the 1950s. In response, villagers banded together to protect those in North Luangwa National Park last year.
Why Puma Population Control Is Not Necessarily a Win for Hunters
New research suggests that recent moves to increase the numbers of sought-after trophy species might be ill-advised and counterproductive.
Could Flashing Lights Help Avert Conflict Between Herders and Pumas?
By using foxlights, which mimic a person walking with a flashlight, researchers were able to cut down big cat attacks on llamas and alpacas in the Andes.
The Essential Role of Mountain Lions in Engineering Ecosystems
In a new study, a team of biologists highlight the assortment of animals that profit from the free meals provided by the kills of big cats.
Ukraine's Massive Illegal Logging Crackdown Stalls
The measures introduced in July to curb corruption in the country's timber industry are still awaiting a signature from Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.
Despite Potential Benefits, New Roads Cause Consternation in Indigenous Communities
New research finds that people from communities that weren't close to a road were more skeptical about the prospect of a new one.
Increased Logging Is Decimating Forests in the Solomon Islands
The small South Pacific island nation has become a major supplier of Chinese-imported timber.
Human Beings Have Dramatically Reduced Mammal Populations in the Atlantic Forest
A new study shows that human interactions have hurt the once ecologically "exuberant" and "megadiverse" South American region.
Deforestation Is Happening in Southern Africa Much Faster Than Previously Thought
New research using radar data, as opposed to visual satellite imagery, is a reminder that deforestation and environmental degradation aren't just happening in tropical forests.
How Furniture Demand in America Thins Forests Across Central Africa
A recent study illustrates the connection between consumer demand in the U.S. and increased furniture production in China, which is, in turn, fueling logging in Central Africa.
A Small Hydroelectric Dam Could Be the Beginning of the End for the World's Rarest Ape
With no more than 800 individuals left in a fragile habitat, the Tapanuli orangutan could face extinction not long after we became aware of its existence.
The Shrinking Population of Big Animals in Tropical Forests Is Causing Problems
A new study reveals that the loss of larger animals in tropical forests diminishes the overall ecosystem biodiversity of the region.
A Smarter Approach to How We Feed People Could Help Save Endangered Animals
Limited resources combined with the rate at which the number of people is increasing makes the need for solutions especially urgent.
The Transition From Traditional to Sustainable Farming Is a Financial Issue
A new briefing by the Global Canopy Programme outlines the struggles that farmers face in the move from traditional to sustainable farming.