• New research suggests living near protected areas can have positive impacts on human well-being

    New research suggests living near protected areas can have positive impacts on human well-being by Michelle Klampe, Oregon State University Tourists in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. Credit: Robin Naidoo Living near a protected area can improve aspects of human well-being across the developing world, new research published today in Science Advances suggests. Protected

  • California Dungeness crab industry to stop fishing 3 months early in legal settlement to end whale, turtle entanglements

    California Dungeness crab industry to stop fishing 3 months early in legal settlement to end whale, turtle entanglements Preliminary numbers for 2018 show the number of whales found wrapped in fishing gear, nets and crab pots along the West Coast again is increasing. (Photo courtesy of Tackaberry/Flynn via Cascasia Research

  • Dolphins poisoned by algae also showed signs of Alzheimer’s-like brain disease

    ENVIRONMENT Dolphins poisoned by algae also showed signs of Alzheimer’s-like brain disease BY JENNY STALETOVIC MARCH 20, 2019 02:00 PM, UPDATED MARCH 20, 2019 07:55 PM Jeff Greene, candid By Charles Trainor, Jr. Toxins produced by blue-green algae that have increasingly polluted Florida waters have been found in dead dolphins that

  • Vanishing chimpanzee cultures and the need to save animal knowledge

    DAILY SCIENCE Vanishing chimpanzee cultures and the need to save animal knowledge by Brandon Keim | Mar 20, 2019 In the early 1970s, primatologists made the first modern scientific descriptions of culture among chimpanzees. It was a controversial observation: most scientists had regarded culture, or the transmission of knowledge between individuals through social

  • Animal cultures matter for conservation

    Animal cultures matter for conservation Philippa Brakes, Sasha R. X. Dall, Lucy M. Aplin, Stuart Bearhop, Emma L. Carroll, Paolo Ciucci, Vicki Fishlock, John K. B. Ford, Ellen C. Garland, Sally A. Keith, Peter K. McGregor, Sarah L. Mesnick, Michael J. Noad, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Martha M. Robbins, Mark

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Turning Up in Puget Sound Marine Life

    A small initial survey of marine mammals in Washington State’s Puget Sound shows a high prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Photo by Norbert Wu/Minden Pictures Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Turning Up in Puget Sound Marine Life Researchers suspect human factors—such as wastewater runoff—may play a role. Authored by by Hannah Thomasy March 4,

  • Critically endangered Philippine eagle hangs on despite horde of threats

    Critically endangered Philippine eagle hangs on despite horde of threats BY BRAD MILLER ON 24 DECEMBER 2018Mongabay Series: Global Forest Reporting Network Once inhabiting every island in the Philippines, the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) – the world’s longest eagle – now occupies a fraction of its former range and is listed as Critically

  • The strange figures behind a secret trade

    The strange figures behind a secret trade By Misha Glenny Author of McMafia What do Thai lap dancers, Vietnamese criminals, wealthy Chinese, poor Mozambicans, ex-cops from South Africa and North Korean diplomats have to do with the demise of the African rhinoceros? These are just some of the characters involved

  • Rainforests: the year in review 2017

    Rainforests: the year in review 2017 by Rhett A. Butler on 4 January 2018 2017 was a rough year for tropical rainforests, but there were some bright spots. This Mongabay’s annual year-in-review on what happened in the world of tropical rainforests. Here we summarize some of the more notable developments and trends

  • Track and Stop Illegal Fishing with Global Fishing Watch

    Track and Stop Illegal Fishing with Global Fishing Watch December 26, 2017 How would you feel if you found out the fish you ordered was the result of illegal fishing by slaves held captive on commercial fishing vessels? What if it was caught in a marine protected area like the Galapagos and