Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon dropped 13 percent in 2017

A recent analysis of satellite images gives a glimpse into Peru’s widespread deforestation in 2017. The analysis, which was produced by the Monitoring of...

Queen conch dying out in the Bahamas despite marine parks

It’s hard to adequately describe the importance of conch to the Bahamas. Conchs are ingrained in the culture; there are conch festivals, conch homecomings...

Borneo, ravaged by deforestation, loses nearly 150,000 orangutans in 16 years, study finds

JAKARTA — The world lost more than 100,000 orangutans from the island of Borneo in the past 16 years due to habitat loss and...

East Africa’s Albertine Rift needs protection now, scientists say

The equatorial ecosystems of the Albertine Rift are packed with plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Formed as tectonic plates in eastern...

Webs under water: The really bizarre lives of intertidal spiders

Spiders are one of the most ubiquitous creatures on Earth, found on every continent except Antarctica. Whether in underground caves in the Amazon or...

Illegal ‘white gold,’ South Africa’s abalone, pouring into Hong Kong: TRAFFIC

Illegally sourced South African abalone (Haliotis midae), a marine snail considered a delicacy in East Asia, continues to flood Hong Kong markets, according to...

‘Eye of Papua’ shines a light on environmental, indigenous issues in Indonesia’s last frontier

JAKARTA — Zely Ariane, an editor at the Tabloid Jubi newspaper in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua, gets frustrated each time an acquaintance travels...

Drones enable fast, accurate wildlife counts, study shows

Jarrod Hodgson is one of very few scientists who have used rubber ducks as part of their Ph.D. research. Hodgson and colleagues at the...

New population of extremely rare ‘red handfish’ discovered off Tasmania

Divers have discovered a new population of what is considered to be one of the world’s rarest fish. Until recently, scientists knew of only...

Duterte orders navy to fire on foreign poachers in Philippine waters

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has called on the navy to shoot at foreign ships suspected of extracting natural resources from his country’s...