WILDLIFE

Lion's bane

Despite protection from hunting, the annual survival rate for mountain lions in South California is dangerously low. A 13-year study details how they are mainly killed by their greatest threat, human activity

Winning the Rat Race

Following a landmark eradication project, South Georgia is on the brink of a major conservation success story – being able to declare itself rat-free

Trunk calls

An elephant early warning system is preventing deaths across India’s tea and coffee plantations
Camera traps capture rare and varied animal life on the world-famous Serengeti National Park, including lots of curious creatures fascinated by the cameras themselves

Protecting the great ape

In Nigeria, critically endangered gorillas are getting a lifeline, by virtue of a conservation project providing safe passage between two protected areas

Learning to swing

A team of British tree surgeons are heading to the Indonesian island of Sumatra next month to help rescue endangered orang-utans from the rainforest

US loses honey bee colonies

Winter beehive losses are down over the previous year, but April 2014 to April 2015 saw an increase in summer losses too. It’s a change over previous patterns, and the cause is still a mystery

Man’s best friend

When it came to mastering their ancient hunting grounds, ‘modern’ humans had a technological advantage over their Neanderthal rivals – the dog
Pollinating insects are facing a global crisis, attacked with pesticides by farmers around the world. But work being undertaken in Kenya is showing how farmers and insects could live together in harmony

The tiger widows

The Sundarbans, which span India and Bangladesh, is a special place – a rich and diverse ecosystem, a vast carbon sink and the world’s largest mangrove forest. It’s also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, notorious for attacking locals who,…

Berries and the bear

As traditional food sources become inaccessible, polar bears are having to look elsewhere for new snacks

Law of the wild

Sweden’s annual wolf hunt was only open for a few hours before a court closed the season. A few days and one court decision later, it was open again
Environmental stress causing young bees to mature too fast could be one of the major factors behind the disastrous decline of bee populations around the globe
One in ten of Australia’s indigenous mammal species has become extinct in the past 200 years, according to a new survey of Australia’s native mammals

Norfolk sees Mammoth return

A 3D replica may bring the world’s most complete mammoth skeleton to public display
New report estimates that numbers of wild Indian tigers grew by more than 50 per cent during the past eight years

Hungry angry hippos

Last November, a hippopotamus attack killed 12 children and one adult in Niger. Although such incidents are rare, humans and hippos increasingly share the same territory
First giant tortoise hatchlings born in the wild in over 100 years found by conservationists in the Galapagos Islands

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