Added together, the swaths of sagebrush habitat that the West has lost since 2001 would cover half of Utah. This embattled ecosystem’s decline is an old story, but new evidence of the scale and pace of its destruction has conservationists questioning how much longer it can function as habitat for more than 350 plant and […]
Masked gangs hunt Norwich badgers with killer dogs
Masked gangs are hunting badgers in the city and are filming the animals’ deaths to post on social media. It comes after a report by the Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL) found an increasing number of teenage thugs were attacking the wild animals to gain online clout. The report said crimes against wildlife had stayed […]
Why swim, when you can hitch a ride on the back of a whale?
Boaters were watching a precious seal swimming around in the water, when something unexpected happened. A friendly whale emerged right under the seal and picked up the little fella on its back. Watch as a playful seal decides to go for a ride after jumping onto the back of a whale! He has a personal […]
POLL: Should China impose strict regulations on bird poaching?
Bird poaching – for meat or for the pet trade – has become a silent epidemic across China, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of migratory birds each year. Gu Xuan, a young conservationist, is determined to break this cycle of death and destruction, and set the birds free. This video was first […]
Video: A Rare Look at the Secret Life of Orangutans
In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, new research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans. Photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryll Knott, and National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Suro have documented rarely-seen unique orangutan behaviors such as making pillows, fashioning umbrellas, and displaying regional greetings. With orangutan habitats disappearing […]
Video: Why Are Wild Parrots Disappearing in Miami?
In Miami, conservationist Daria Feinstein is on a mission to save the beautiful Blue-and-yellow Macaw—before it’s too late. Since the species is not native to Florida, they are not protected by state law and poachers can legally capture the birds and their chicks for the lucrative pet trade. Watching the local population dwindle, Feinstein fights […]
Video: Rescuers help ‘distressed’ 10m humpback whale entangled in nets at Bondi
The whale was found entangled in netting off the Sydney beach on Tuesday afternoon. Passengers on a whale-watching cruise spent several hours trying to help, and succeeded in cutting some of the netting before the operation had to be abandoned at nightfall This article was first published by The Guardian on 29 May 2018. […]
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 […]