Migrating turtles don’t really know where they’re going, study shows

Migrating turtles don’t really know where they’re going, study shows

How migrating animals like sea turtles navigate hundreds to thousands of kilometres across the open ocean has intrigued biologists since Charles Darwin. But some sea turtles might not really know where they’re going, new research suggests. Analysis by an international team of scientists has mapped the movements of hawksbill turtles as they swam from their […]

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Deforestation-neutral mining? Madagascar study shows it can be done, but it’s complicated

Deforestation-neutral mining? Madagascar study shows it can be done, but it’s complicated

The Ambatovy nickel mine located in a biodiversity-rich Madagascar rainforest made up for the forest lost due to its operation, a recent study in Nature Sustainability concluded. The mine operators did so by reducing deforestation rates in nearby areas designated as “biodiversity offsets.” There are at least 6,000 large mining projects that impinge on forests […]

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Himalayan musk deer talk to each other through poop, but poachers are also listening

Himalayan musk deer talk to each other through poop, but poachers are also listening

KATHMANDU — On April 25, 2020, barely a month after the country went into COVID-19 lockdown, authorities at Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park reported “one of the worst cases of poaching in recent years”: Six Himalayan musk deer (Moschus leucogaster) had been found killed by poachers. Officials from the park, situated in the Everest foothills, said […]

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Wild Animals Roam on 2,500-Acre Kenya Golf Course Which The Resort Says is A ‘Wildlife Sanctuary’

Wild Animals Roam on 2,500-Acre Kenya Golf Course Which The Resort Says is A ‘Wildlife Sanctuary’

At Kenya’s Vipingo Ridge, wild animals roam throughout the only PGA-accredited golf course in the country. Giraffes, birds, impala, eagles, deers, waterbuck, and alligators are some of the animals roaming around this course that the company says is part of their “conservation project to establish a wildlife sanctuary.” Vipingo Ridge is 2,500 acres of land […]

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“The Bear Whisperer” Host Charged With Poaching Black Bear in a National Park, Airing the Footage on His Show

“The Bear Whisperer” Host Charged With Poaching Black Bear in a National Park, Airing the Footage on His Show

Reality TV personality Harvey Neil Anthony, who professionally goes by Blaine Anthony and is known for his show “The Bear Whisperer,” faces federal poaching charges after shooting a bear in Kenai Fjords National Park and airing it on his show. He and his production company, Nature Productions, Inc., face misdemeanor charges that carry up to […]

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Human disturbance is pitting wolverines against an unlikely competitor: Coyotes

Human disturbance is pitting wolverines against an unlikely competitor: Coyotes

In March this year, headlines across the United States announced the rare sighting of an elusive creature in Yellowstone National Park: the wolverine. In the accompanying photographs, a lumbering, blackish-brown animal stands in profile on a snowy road. The individual, thought to be one of only around 10 wolverines that call Yellowstone home, continued on […]

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