Nov 21, 2014

Uganda suspends wildlife chief after huge ivory theft

Uganda’s top wildlife official was suspended Thursday after seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, state-run media said. The suspension of Andrew Seguya as executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) follows that of five other top officials earlier ...

Invasive species threaten global biodiversity

Nov 6, 2014

Invasive species threaten global biodiversity

Until a few decades ago, there were no beavers in Patagonia. That changed when 20 pairs of the tree-chewing creature were introduced in the hope of creating a fur industry. Today, their numbers have exploded and they pose a serious threat to the South ...

Oct 9, 2014

Highways fragment Southern California mountain lion gene pool

Mountain lions in Southern California are under growing pressure from a shrinking gene pool, fragmented by highways and urban sprawl that has left the cats’ territories increasingly isolated from each other, a study published on Wednesday showed. Analysis of DNA from about 350 mountain ...

Oct 5, 2014

Nations to assess biodiversity effort

Amid fresh warnings about the depletion of Earth’s treasure trove of species, governments will gather in South Korea this week to try to muster the funds and political will to protect what remains. Just a week after the conservation group WWF said wildlife numbers ...