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In the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Munu – a blind black rhino – has become an ambassador for his species, opening the world’s eyes to the critical conservation philosophy that ‘every rhino matters’
Hunting is a topic that attracts polarised viewpoints. But as Mark Rowe demonstrates, when it comes to limiting human-wildlife conflict and to wider conservation measures, it’s not always so simple
From the US to the Mediterranean, herds of goats are used to rid the earth of grasses and shrubs that could be a fire hazard – but should this practice be encouraged?
Meet the 2020 Whitley Award winners
Protecting the most famous members of the animal kingdom may be the right move, and not just because they attract more funding
The return of bison to Romania’s mountains could boost the region’s biodiversity and invigorate rural economies through eco-tourism
Loss of tourism revenue is having a worrying impact on nature reserves and parks across Africa and India. The lives of animals, and the livelihoods of rangers and guides, are under threat 
The notion that the Covid-19 pandemic all began because one person in China ate a bat is a prevalent one, but conservationists are fighting back against misleading claims
A new decade-spanning study, in which the longest migration of any killer whale was recorded, has developed a theory that the ocean giants return to warmer waters to regulate the health of their skin.
Recruiting armies of albatrosses could enable the detection of illegal fishing
New discoveries about the way grizzly bears retain muscle strength during hibernation could help patients with muscle atrophy
The release of pharmaceuticals into rivers and lakes is having dramatic consequences for both human health and that of ecosystems
 New evidence reveals just how persistent some neonicotinoids are in the environment, raising questions for the countries that still allow their use
As Arctic ice diminishes, new pathways are opening up, with potentially deadly consequences for marine mammals
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s Rising Star winner brings us a nature study in white
A new animation produced by the charity Born Free raises the issue of captive lions in South Africa – marketed as ‘orphans’ to well-meaning tourists, but really a money-making con
The United States is grappling with a wild pig invasion. Working out where they roam and why is the first step towards controlling the population
Increased interest in the farming of endangered animals as a conservation method has led to a closer look at pangolins. Could farming their meat and scales save wild populations?

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