WILDLIFE

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

Stork of the dump

Opportunistic white storks are shortening winter migrations in favour of human landfill sites and fish farm leftovers

Trophy shutdown

This week, strict new US wildlife regulations come into effect, aimed at stopping trophy hunting and protecting the world’s remaining wild lions

Conserving Liberia

‘If you want a country to be able to manage or conserve its forests and biodiversity, it must have the local capacity to do it,’ says Dr Mary Molokwu, who has been establishing academic forestry and conservation programs in Liberia.

The power of pilots

Frans Schepers, the managing director of Rewilding Europe, outlines the actions and ambitions of the organisations plans for building a network of rewilding areas across Europe

Bear necessities

Fewer than 50 Marsican brown bears roam the Apennine Mountains of central Italy. Daniel Allen and Cain Blythe investigate whether new protection measures can bring Italy’s largest carnivore back from the edge
Laura Cole speaks to George Monbiot, environmental journalist and author of Feral, on the rewilding debate, carnivores and being human

Rise of the shearwater

Once a common sea bird on the Isles of Scilly, by the start of 2014 Manx shearwaters were on the verge of extinction due to a rodent invasion. But dedicated conservationists and some rat poison can go a long way

Running wild

More Europeans than ever before are migrating from countryside to city and rewilding initiatives – such as the re-introduction of European bison into Romania’s Tarcu Mountains – may offer a better mix of ecology and economy for the land left…
What can countries such as the UK learn from rewilding initiatives taking place in Namibia?

Safe from harm

In Australia, a private conservation organisation is taking the lead in attempts to halt one of the worst extinction crises of modern times
Centuries ago, the forests and glens of the Scottish Highlands were home to wolves, bears and wild boar, before deforestation and hunting drove them to extinction. Olivia Edward meets the owner of the 9,300-hectare reserve at Alladale, who plans to…

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