Expanding Oil Exploration Threatens One of the Sahara's Largest Nature Reserves
The Termit and Tin Toumma National Nature Reserve covers an area three times the size of Belgium and contains numerous endangered species.
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Are Back on the Protected Species List
The restoration is a victory for many conservationists and environmentalists, although not everyone sees it that way.
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.
What Happens When an Animal Is Declared 'Functionally Extinct'?
Koalas were recently given the distinction in Australia as their numbers have dropped to around 80,000. What's the future hold for these small herbivores?
Fish and Wildlife Is 'Conserving' Imperiled Animals by Denying Them Protection
New documents show how quotas to delist or downlist endangered species may be influencing conservation decisions.
The Key Environmental Issues to Watch After Trump's Second Year in Office
During his tenure, the administration has blocked research, prioritized corporations over citizens, and put endangered species at even greater risk.
The DOI Temporarily Removed Documents About a Controversial Plan to Loosen Sage Grouse Protections
The documents went back up two days after a newspaper reported their removal, and just 12 days before the close of the plan's public comment period.
The Trump Administration Plans to Strip Protections From Seasonal Wetlands and Rivers. Who Will Be Affected?
The proposal would endanger watersheds that sustain wildlife and supply drinking water for millions of Americans.
People With Down Syndrome Are Not Endangered Animals
Cute, well-intentioned depictions of people with Down syndrome as charismatic megafauna literally dehumanize them.
Social Media Platforms and the Black Market Sale of Cheetahs
A new analysis finds that, between February of 2012 and July of 2018, a total of 1,367 cheetahs were offered on sale through 906 posts on social media.
The Precarious Position of China's Primate Population
A new study warns that most primates in the second-most primate-rich country in Asia could be wiped out by the end of the century.
California Regulators Consider Conservation Protections for the State's Largest Estuary
Conflict over the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta has played out over decades of back-and-forth between regulators and farmers.
The Trump Administration Plans to Strip Key Protections From the Endangered Species Act
Proposed changes to the landmark legislation would limit protections for the thousands of endangered plants and animals covered under the law.
The Endling: Watching a Species Vanish in Real Time
On the frontlines of extinction in the Gulf of California, where the vaquita faces its final days.
Could Earthquake-Monitoring Technology Help Save Elephants?
A new study shows how technology developed to study earthquakes could help conservationists monitor elephant populations from afar.
Emails Suggest the Department of the Interior Is Prioritizing Fossil Fuel Interests Over Wildlife Well-Being
Records reveal that, following requests by fossil fuel industry groups, a top official at the Department of the Interior appeared to take credit for helping to delay new federal protections for a once-endangered species.
Indonesia's Persistent Illegal Turtle and Tortoise Trade
A recently published report shows the extent of the country's ongoing problems with the black market sale of animals.
How Trump's Proposed Budget Could Harm Wildlife Conservation
The U.S. reducing funding for global conservation efforts would result in serious ramifications for vulnerable species and communities.
The Long Conservation: Studying Sea Turtles Is a Practice in Patience
Due to their lifespans, it's difficult for scientists to discern how sea turtle species respond to conservation techniques.
Should Pandas Still Be Listed as Endangered?
Decades of conservation efforts have culminated in the giant panda's upgrade last year from endangered to vulnerable. But panda habitat is smaller and more fragmented than it was when the animal was first added to the Endangered Species List.