Like a once-quiet neighborhood cut up by an expressway and laced with off-ramps, Northeastern forests are changing because of the pipelines crisscrossing them amid the region's gas drilling boom, experts say.
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While many Floridians are well-versed in animal protection and guarding against invasive species — such as the Burmese python — not everyone in Southwest Florida is pleased with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's foreign push and what it might mean for local animals.
Led by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, 72 senators and representatives formally asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday (March 25) to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act.
Kenya Wildlife Service wardens Tuesday (March 26) arrested 12 residents of Oldonye Sampu, Kajiado County over the killing of a lion in retaliation to an attack on three cattle. Two people were wounded when a pride of lions attacked the livestock and are recuperating at the Athi River Shalom community hospital in the latest incident of human-wildlife conflict.
The tragic death of Dianna Hanson at the Cat Haven wildlife sanctuary in California should focus attention on the dangers of working in captive animal facilities, according to one of the world's foremost animal advocacy organizations.
South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has thrown her weight behind controversial calls for the legalisation of trade in rhinoceros horn. Molewa said for the first time in an interview that she believes it "is the right direction" to take and could be the key to saving South Africa's increasingly threatened rhino population from extinction.
Poachers killed at least 86 elephants in Chad last week, including 33 pregnant females and 15 calves, conservation groups said on Tuesday, warning that elephants in Central Africa risked being wiped out by such slaughters.
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Emily Kate, Born Free’s young adopted elephant in Kenya, has just given birth to her very first calf — a male. Emily Kate’s mother was Echo, a remarkable "matriarch" elephant who died of old age in 2009. Fortunately Emily Kate has a large family to help her at this important time, including older sisters who are experienced mothers. Learn more about Emily Kate here (PDF). Find out more about Born Free's role at Kenya's Amboseli National Park here.