Flooding caused by rapidly expanding hydroelectric dams in the tropics is pushing many jaguars and tigers to the brink of extinction.

Flooding caused by rapidly expanding hydroelectric dams in the tropics is pushing many jaguars and tigers to the brink of extinction.

New research just published, finds hydropower development to satisfy the growing human demand for energy has become one of the major drivers of habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation everywhere. The dams create massive reservoirs, which drown out the homes of many creatures, including these apex predators. The scientists found no less than 164 dams intruding […]

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Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

WASHINGTON— Animal protection and conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to propose stricter protections for African leopards under the U.S. Endangered Species Act to address the harms of trophy hunting. The United States is the world’s biggest importer of African leopard hunting trophies and consumed more than half the […]

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To keep tabs on ecosystem health in Borneo, follow these birds: Study

To keep tabs on ecosystem health in Borneo, follow these birds: Study

JAKARTA — To improve ecosystem management in Borneo, look at the population trends of key bird species on the island, researchers say. The scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Indonesia’s Tanjungpura University have found that six Bornean bird species are strong indicators of intact forests — mixed dipterocarp and heath — […]

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