More than 400 shark species inhabit our planet. And while facts about some of them may be well-known to researchers and the rest of us, there are many shark species whose behaviors remain mysteriousRead More »
Whales are complex creatures with very large brains. We are only just beginning to understand small portions of their highly developed cultures. Among the many things we don’t know about them is why theyRead More »
Becoming a locavore—someone who prefers to find and eat local foods—is a growing and, in most cases, healthy trend in the United States. Locavores typically forage for berries, fruits, mushrooms and nuts; and someRead More »
We’re currently living in the midst of what scientists call the sixth mass extinction, the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. But the one we’re experiencing today is different: while pastRead More »
Lions Are Now Protected Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but Will It Help Conserve Them in Africa?
As of January 22, 2016, lions will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, which is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Our federal government, of course, cannot regulate conservation practicesRead More »
In our last article on where to “See—and Save—the World’s Most Endangered Species: Part 3” we learned about the captivating mountain gorillas of Central Africa. In part four, we thought we’d cover the threatened polarRead More »