Dec 122016
 
Following Bewick Swans on their 4,500-mile migration

The conservationist and “human swan” Sacha Dench has become the first woman to cross the English Channel in a motorised paraglider during her epic 4,500-mile journey following migrating birds from the Russian tundra to Britain. The 41-year-old made history crossing the Channel on her paramotor after an eventful 10-week flight accompanying the annual migration of […]

Oct 162016
 
Video: Great White Shark breaks into diver's cage

Shocking footage has captured the moment a Great White Shark broke into a diving cage while a tourist was trapped inside. The four-metre-long predator was chasing a piece of tuna bait left out by a guide when it accidentally smashed into the supposedly ‘shark-proof’ cage. Great Whites can swim up to 25mph, and its momentum […]

Aug 232016
 
POLL: Should spear hunting of bears be banned?

Authorities in the Canadian province of Alberta have vowed to ban spear hunting and are weighing whether to lay charges against an American hunter after a video surfaced showing him killing a black bear with a spear. The video – one of several hunting videos posted to the YouTube account of Josh Bowmar – shows […]

May 152016
 
POLL: Should bear trafficking in Southeast Asia be stopped?

The population of captive animals on “bear farms” in Laos has been increasing significantly in recent years, despite laws to protect the bears. After mother bears and their cubs—both Asiatic black bears and sun bears—are captured, their bile and body parts are harvested for use in traditional Chinese medicine. An organization called Free the Bears […]

May 102016
 
POLL: Should there be a moratorium on turtle dove hunting in Malta?

Malta should consider a temporary ban on the shooting of turtle doves which are being driven to extinction by hunting and other pressures, the EU’s environment chief has said. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) put turtledoves on its Red List of species threatened with extinction for the first time last October. […]

Feb 092016
 
Video:  Tense Standoff With a Male Elephant in Mating Mode

“About 97 percent of all the elephants were killed, and the ones that are left don’t like us very well,” says National Geographic filmmaker Bob Poole, referring to the elephants who live in Gorongosa National Park, a population that was heavily hunted by soldiers during Mozambique’s civil war. During the 15-year war, elephants in Gorongosa […]

Jan 082016
 
Video: Text Messages Prevent Deaths by Elephants in India

In India, millions of people live alongside Asian elephants. Generally, they interact peacefully. But sometimes encounters can turn deadly. The stakes are particularly high in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Between 1994 and 2013, 41 people there lost their lives in encounters with elephants. But now, new technology is helping prevent such deaths: […]

Jan 022016
 
Video: Extremely Rare White Lions Caught on Camera

In September 2014, a white lion cub was spotted in Singita Kruger National Park. While hundreds of these animals exist in captivity, only 13 remain in the wild, making the sighting unique. Black Bean Productions set out to capture footage of these remarkable big cats, whose coloration is not albinism but is caused by a […]

Jan 012016
 
Mountain lion kitten spotted near Los Angeles fuels conservation hopes

Conservationists are celebrating after sighting a young mountain lion they did not know existed amid a tiny, threatened population of the animals in the hills around Los Angeles. Wildlife experts were amazed both that they had not previously spotted the animal and that it was alive at all. The kitten survived a spate of recent […]