Human-Wildlife Conflict Poaching Wildlife Trafficking

In its fight against rhino poachers, India lets the dogs out

Top Photo: Canine officer Zorba from Aranyak’s K9 squad on duty during a search operation in Kaziranga National Park. Image courtesy of Aranyak. Article Author: Moushumi Basu This article originally appeared on Mongabay.com, 28, June 2018 (Republished under under Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0).   Since 2011, two dog squads have been deployed to help protect the greater […]

Climate Change Health Human-Wildlife Conflict

Rwandan people and mountain gorillas face changing climate together

All Text and Images: Elham Shabahat This article originally appeared on Mongabay.com, 27, June 2018 (Republished under under Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0).   The Critically Endangered mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), has been brought back from extinction’s brink in Rwanda, with numbers in the Virunga Mountains around Volcanoes National Park estimated at 604 individuals in 2016, up […]

Animal Behavior Human-Wildlife Conflict

To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift

Top Photo: Red fox under cover of darkness in London. Jamie Hall. For use only with this article. Author: Kaitlyn Gaynor, University of California, Berkeley For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to escape their dinosaur predators and competitors. Only after the meteor-induced mass […]