Lions are critically endangered in West Africa

  PANTHERA | 9 January 2014 New York, NY – A report published today concludes that the African lion is facing extinction across the entire West African region. The West African...

War Elephant Myths Debunked by DNA

CLAIRE STURGEON on THE INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC BIOLOGY | 9 January 2014 Through DNA analysis, Illinois researchers have disproved years of rumors and hearsay surrounding the ancient Battle of Raphia,...

Behold, the Lion Whisperer

ARLO HEMPHILL for I AM WILDERNESS | 21 November 2013 In episode 5 of the HERO3+ Adventure Series, journey to South Africa with Kevin Richardson for a closeup look at...

Greg Asner: Ecology from the air

TED | Filmed Jun 2013 • Posted Nov 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 • Posted on I am Wilderness 19 November 2013 What are our forests really made of? From the...

A Facebook for monkeys?

Biologists find an evolutionary Facebook for monkeys and apes STUART WOLPERT on UCLA NEWSROOM | 18 November 2013 Why do the faces of some primates contain so many different colors —...
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Mongoose drug resistance in Africa

  Study shows human-wildlife microbe exchange and multidrug resistance in wildlife in protected areas in Africa VIRGINIA TECH | 26 April 2013 BLACKSBURG, Virginia – A team of Virginia Tech researchers has...

Chimpanzees: botanists in the rainforest

MAX PLANK SOCIETY | 10 April 2013 Fruit-eating animals are known to use their spatial memory to relocate fruit, yet, it is unclear how they manage to find fruit in...
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Decimation of the forest elephant

  Study documents decimation of critically endangered forest elephant ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO | 28 March 2013 African forest elephants are being poached out of existence. A study just published in...

African soldiers after elephant poachers

  A thousand soldiers sent after marauding elephant poachers By JEREMY HANCE on MONGABAY.COM | 26 March 2013 Eight Central African nations have announced they will send a thousand soldiers after poachers responsible...

Anderson Cooper dives with crocodiles

  Anderson Cooper dives with Nile crocodiles 60 MINUTES | 21 March 2013, 9:21 AM They're always dangerous and usually deadly. But as Anderson Cooper finds out, underwater, the man-eating Nile crocodile...

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