Endangered species

A record number of wolves are roaming the forests and fields of Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state.

Charlotte McConaghy’s new novel imagines reintroducing wolves to the Scottish Highlands

Arts, Culture & Media

“Once There Were Wolves” tells a mysterious tale about a woman-led team working to reintroduce wolves to the Scottish Highlands, the people who confront them, and the deadly toll of domestic abuse.

A tiger crosses a road in India’s Ranthambore National Park.

GPS tracking could help tigers and traffic coexist across Asia

Sumatran rhino baby

As Sumatran rhinos face extinction, scientists come to their rescue


Report: African wildlife threatened by militia poaching

Global Politics
Florida panther

Keeping tabs on the elusive Florida panther

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.

Invasive species

Report: Invasive species target islands, coastal areas while upending ecosystems


“We have shown that regions with higher human population density, and greater wealth, have more established alien species,” a researcher says.

Wildlife bridge

A plan to save more than 80 percent of Earth’s species


To avert ecological disaster, renowned conservationist and Harvard Professor E.O. Wilson has proposed a radical idea to set aside half of Earth’s land and sea for nature.

A close-up view of an eye of the Northern White Rhino named Sudan.

The world’s most eligible bachelor likes to eat grass and chill in the mud


He’s “6 ft tall and 5,000 pounds if it matters.”

The vaquita marina is a critically endangered porpoise species that lives only in the northern part of the Gulf of California. Scientists believe the population may be down to just 30 animals.

Adios, vaquita marina? Mexico’s ‘little sea cow’ is being pushed to the edge of extinction.


The world’s smallest porpoise species has been brought to the edge of extinction by illegal fishing in Mexico. And it’s not even the porpoise itself that fishermen are after.