Rhinoceros on field with gentle sunlight behind him

Can a controversial in-vitro fertilization process save the northern white rhino?


The process is estimated to cost $9 millions and some have questioned the practicality of pouring such heavy financial resources into saving a species that is already at the brink of extinction, rather than using the money to protect existing healthy rhino populations:

David Isay on the Art of Preservation

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Conserving the Contemporary

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Tropical forest Indonesia

Tropical forests are becoming net carbon producers, instead of carbon sinks

Horned viper

Online location data on endangered species might be putting them in harm’s way


Whether it’s a scientific study in an online database or a simple cellphone photo of a species posted on Facebook, the surge of online data on rare animals and plants is inadvertently fueling a vast illegal trade.

Black-footed ferrets.

The black-footed ferret is making a comeback in the Great Plains


With its silky fur and bandit-masked face, the black-footed ferret cuts a cute, if lethal figure on the American plains. It’s also the star of a great comeback story.

Elephant walk during sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

Elephants learn to hide by day, forage at night, to evade poachers


Normally elephants forage for food and migrate in daylight — which is when the poachers go after them.

Jersey cows.

Some farmers are rotating livestock, not just crops, to protect the land


“I believe it is more regenerative for the land and I think it benefits rural economies,” one farmer says.

Bison in Poland forest

In Poland, a primeval forest is threatened by commercial logging


The Białowieża Forest in Poland and Belarus contains some of the last remaining old-growth forests in Europe. Protections are strong in Belarus, but some areas in Poland are managed as commercial forest and the Polish government has now authorized a threefold increase in logging.