A Cape vulture flies low at the Vulpro Vulture Rehabilitation Centre in Hartebeepoort Dam in the Magalisburg region of South Africa in 2015 [Mujahid Safodien/AFP] (AFP)

More than 150 endangered vultures poisoned in South Africa, Botswana

At least 150 critically-endangered vultures were poisoned to death in separate incidents in Botswana and South Africa, conservationists said, warning that the mass killings pushed the birds closer to extinction. In the latest incidents, more than 50 white-backed vultures were found dead in Botswana’s northern Chobe district on Friday, while about 100 others were discovered […]

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Bison Can Lose 200 Pounds During Mating Season, and Other Facts About Our National Mammal

Bison Can Lose 200 Pounds During Mating Season, and Other Facts About Our National Mammal

The American bison, the national mammal of the United States, inspires awe with its sturdy profile, recovery story, and historical significance. Unfortunately, they often end up in the news because people don’t behave safely around them, but when you’re enjoying them from a reasonable distance, here are some fun facts to ponder. Centuries ago, American […]

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To win island-wide conservation, Indonesia’s Talaud bear cuscus needs to win hearts

To win island-wide conservation, Indonesia’s Talaud bear cuscus needs to win hearts

In northern Indonesia dwells a shy and overlooked species: the Talaud bear cuscus. Critically endangered and found on only a few small islands, the marsupial faces a decline due to hunting and habitat loss. Conservation group Progres Sulawesi is spearheading a community-based program to protect this little-known species across the island of Salibabu, which it […]

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