Nov 28, 2014

South African rhinos are moved to safer areas

South African National Parks said it has completed the first phase of moving rhinos in the Kruger National Park to safe areas after deaths from poaching surged to a record. SANParks, as the state parks organization is known, said it moved 29 rhinos to ...

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 ...