NEWS & STORIES

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REMOVED THE GREY WOLF FROM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST. WAS THAT WISE?

The United States government, under the Trump administration, announced in October that the grey wolf will no longer receive federal protection under the endangered species list.

This decision has been met with criticism from conservation groups and researchers including four of the five researchers tasked with the independent review of the proposal. The Department of Interior claims that after 45 years, wolves have met their conservation goals despite wolves only occupying a fraction of their former range. 

Biologists and environmentalists disagree.  Find out why.

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Grey wolves are still endangered

THE PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING MORE THAN JUST HUMANS

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to show the fragility of the relationships between humans and wildlife. Economic disparity and lack of employment in ecotourism in countries like Rwanda and Uganda have forced people in this region to search for other livelihoods, such as the illegal bushmeat trade. Regional instability, which stems from a history of colonization, war, food scarcity, and foreign exploitation, endangers the people and wildlife. 

A casualty of this crisis was Rafiki, a mountain gorilla killed by a poacher in Uganda. As the dominant male and protector of his family, his death puts his entire family in grave danger. Rafiki’s death has moved me to research further into the relationships between endangered mountain gorillas and the communities that surround them.

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Poaching has cost the life of a rare mountain gorilla

The problem with palm oil (and what you can do about it)

Like me, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in lockdown reflecting on how the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected our lives in many ways, including our consumption habits. People being quarantined at home, wondering how they will get their food and household items, has allowed us all time to consider changing parts of our lifestyles. For many people, including myself, this has included reflecting upon the products we are buying and how our role as consumers is hurting the earth that sustains us. 

This has led some people to try new ways to cook or experiment with new diets and ingredients. Not only are consumers thinking about how they consume products but also what products they are consuming. One product in particular I have felt compelled to examine in my daily life is palm oil.

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Palm oil is destroying the Bornean rainforest

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WILDLIFE POPULATION HAVE COLLAPSED SINCE 1970S

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WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE PARK CREATED IN ANTARCTICA

EU and 24 countries sign long-awaited agreement to protect 1.1m sq km of water in Southern Ocean

JAPAN CLOSES LAST FUR FARM!

The Japanese government has finally closed down Otsuka Mink Farm, the last fur farm in the country

ORANGUTAN SQUEAKS REVEAL LANGUAGE EVOLUTION, SAYS STUDY

Scientists who spent years listening to the communication calls of one of our closest ape relatives

PLIGHT OF THE RED WOLF

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SEE HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

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SUPERHIGHWAY THREATENS RARE GORILLAS

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TRIP ADVISOR NO LONGER SELLING TICKETS TO EXTREME WILDLIFE ENTERTAINMENT ATTRACTIONS

Thanks to the pressure of a petition that has over 558,000 supporters,  TripAdvisor has agreed to stop selling tickets to wildlife

WHY IT’S CRITICAL TO SAVE THE WORLD’S LAST WILD PLACES

In science, it’s rare that a new idea comes along that stops people in their tracks. For ecologists, this has just