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Nearly hunted to extinction in the early 20th century, the wild carnivore is now making a welcome comeback for farmers in the UK

Boom in wildlife crime

The world’s fourth largest criminal enterprise is the illegal trade in environmental products. Now both INTERPOL and the UN are calling for greater collaboration and leadership to combat these activities

Bison: home on the range

The designation of the North American bison as the national mammal of the US is recognition of the remarkable conservation efforts that have revived the species from the brink of extinction
The UK’s last wild lynx disappeared around 700AD. They could return in a trial introduction in 2017
The wait is over for biologists at Slovenia’s Postojna Cave as their first ‘baby dragon’ or ‘human fish’ is born, giving a rare snapshot into the strange and little-known world of this bizarre amphibian
By setting fire to the world’s largest ever stockpile of ivory, Kenya aims to draw global attention to the threats facing African elephants, especially from poaching
Conservation of threatened iconic species will be aided by the re-opening of Loisaba, a tourist operation in Laikipia County, Kenya
Thirty years on, the Chernobyl disaster still leaves a radioactive footprint on Norwegian reindeer. However, could the worst of it be over?
Geographical takes a look at the three newly discovered species of mouse lemur and what they could mean for conservation in Madagascar
The world’s biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled in order to monitor some of the most biodiverse regions of Mexico
Sara Mizzi of Elephant Family talks to Dr Ananda Kumar, scientist at the Nature Conservation Foundation, about the main causes of conflict between humans and elephants across India and what is being done to help mitigate the problem
How can we conserve species and biodiversity hotspots that haven’t been located on the ground? The answer could be in the skies
A decade-long survey has shown that sperm whales in the Caribbean region communicate with a particular accent that is exclusive to the area

The secret life of olms

Deep in a subterranean, underwater cave system, questions are finally being answered about one of the world’s strangest amphibians
A tree frog thought to have been extinct for 140 years has been rediscovered in the jungles of northeast India
Fitbit-style monitoring devices are revealing the importance a good day’s rest plays in the lives of polar bears
New findings highlight the impact of cities when it comes to threatened species conservation

Recognising success

A Kenyan wildlife ranger receives the inaugural Tusk Ranger award for rhino conservation success

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