The Italian police were called to investigate a luncheon for a potential violation of coronavirus rules. They found a feast of migrating finches.
When the bear charged at Montana officials who were investigating the attack, they shot and killed it.
This Earth Day, show kids they can find refuge in the outdoors.
An estimation of the iconic predator’s total population can teach us things about dinosaurs that fossils cannot.
In “Beloved Beasts,” Michelle Nijhuis tells the stories of the men and women who have fought to rescue endangered animals from extinction.
The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.
April, 20, gained fame giving birth as millions watched via livestream. She was euthanized on Friday because of her worsening arthritis.
In the Indian state of Assam, a group of women known as the Hargila Army is spearheading a conservation effort to rescue the endangered greater adjutant stork.
The politics of predators seem poised to enter a new chapter in the state, which now seems intent on reviving some of the practices of a century ago that virtually exterminated wolves from Montana.
There were only about 72,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 states in 2009. Researchers say the population is now above 300,000.
A key conservation group counted the continent’s elephants as two species for the first time, highlighting the dire threat to forest elephants.
Investigators found seven sandbar sharks in an aboveground pool in a house in Dutchess County, the authorities said. The case spotlighted an underground market for exotic and protected fish.
Hunted nearly to extinction worldwide, a wild mountain gazelle finds a helping hand on the Turkish-Syrian border.
Wildlife bridges, plastic-eating bacteria and drones that plant trees remind us that we are as good at repairing as we are at destroying.
Quirks of the human mind and how we process information might explain the uncanny appearances of thylacines.
Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
The 7-to-2 ruling rejected an environmental group’s Freedom of Information Act request.
Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical.
The gray wolf lost Endangered Species Act protections last year, prompting a recent hunt that killed at least 216 wolves — far exceeding a quota set by state wildlife officials.
The black-browed babbler has long been one of Indonesia’s most enigmatic birds.
A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.
A new study challenges a common hypothesis about how protecting charismatic species also conserves animals that are less well known.
A shift in Earth’s poles 42,000 years ago may have drastically altered the planet’s climate, scientists have found — and they’re naming the period after the author Douglas Adams.
Her birth represents the first cloning of an endangered species native to North America, and may bring needed genetic diversity to the species.
Ryan Koenigs, a biologist who oversees the state’s sturgeon spearing season in Lake Winnebago, is accused of accepting $20,000 worth of caviar in an illegal bartering scheme.
The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.
Scientists have found that sawfish are thriving in some habitats while vanishing from others.
Elizabeth Kolbert and Ezra Klein discuss what options remain if our political system can’t handle the climate crisis.
Much as small mammals outlived the dinosaur extinction, this rodent beat the odds when Pinatubo blew its top in the Philippines in 1991.
Deaths at a Sierra Leone sanctuary that stumped people for 15 years have now been linked to a bacterium that seems to cause similar ailments in humans.
Oceanic sharks and rays have declined more than 70 percent since 1970, mainly because of overfishing, according to a new study.
Conservationists confirmed that a Swinhoe’s softshell turtle found in Vietnam is female, reigniting hope for saving the species.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
Residents in the South are coming together to protect their underground ecosystems.
Going far beyond expectations, the Trump administration eliminated protection from more than three million acres of northern spotted owl habitat in the Pacific Northwest.
Scientists hope the rare discovery could be a catalyst for conserving the region’s biodiversity.
The species’ remarkable genetic isolation from other wolves may have contributed to its demise.
Wildlife authorities are investigating and said that the harassment of the manatee is illegal under state and federal laws.
Gorongosa National Park, steadily recovering from the ravages of civil war, recently added to its list of resident predators.
Like someone put a giraffe’s head and neck on a horse’s body.
What will we lose when Najin and Fatu die?
A rule change means companies will not be held liable for killing migratory birds as long as their actions were not intentionally designed to do so.
As Tesla completes a factory in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are introducing electric cars in bids to defend their dominance of the luxury market.
From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.
The star of China’s Chongqing Zoo was the world’s oldest panda in captivity. More than 150 of her descendants have lived in several countries.
The small apes were once widespread across much of Asia. But rampant deforestation and ruthless hunting of the acrobatic animal has greatly reduced its numbers and its habitat.
That’s how much land Biden wants to conserve over the next decade. But is it possible?
Much remains to be learned about the cartilaginous, little understood fishes that inhabit the deep-sea.
Officials said they did not have the money or resources to protect the species even though it meets the criteria under the Endangered Species Act.
To preserve corpse flowers and other rare plants, botanic gardens are borrowing studbooks, an approach used by zoos and horse breeders.