The silverback, known as Rafiki, was killed by a poacher with a spear, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. He was the leader of the famed Nkuringo gorilla group, which has been popular with tourists for decades.
Poaching of the big cats is on the rise, and a new study links their slaughter to corruption as well as investment from Chinese companies.
Using tiny sensors and equipment aboard the space station, a project called ICARUS seeks to revolutionize animal tracking.
The government has moved slowly to permanently stop the sale and consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, raising fears the practice may continue.
Tourist trails helped push elephants to their deaths in Thailand’s oldest nature preserve. The coronavirus lockdown is allowing them to roam freely again.
Some conservationists see a chance to do lasting damage to criminal networks in the wake of the pandemic, but poaching may also rise.
Songbirds are being entered into high-stakes singing competitions across the country, and conservationists say protected species are in danger.
Threatened and endangered animals may become additional casualties of the pandemic.
China has banned the trade of wildlife, suspecting that exotic animals infected humans. What will that really do?