They might be cute, but animals like otters are difficult to take care of. Plus, there are ecological concerns inherent in removing them from the wild.
Small fish like herring and anchovies serve an important role in the ecosystem. If passed into law, a new act would protect these forage fish.
The dense, resin-saturated, rot-resistant timber of the longleaf pine helped build up U.S. cities. But most of the native stands have already been logged.
The Cornell Collection of Blaschka Invertebrate Models includes hundreds of glass models of sea creatures, making it both a teaching tool and a metaphor.
Is militarizing rangers really the best way to cut down on poaching? It's more complicated than you might imagine.
Some birds feed their young with "crop milk," while discus fish feed their fry with a special mucus. It may not seem as cute as nursing, but it works.
Is constructing a fence along the Denmark/Germany border really the best way to keep wild pigs away from domestic pigs?
Conservation efforts have led to increased crocodile populations in areas like the Philippines. It's great news for the crocs. Not so much for the people.
Some animals, when faced with predators, play dead instead of trying to escape. But for death-feigning to work, a lot of things have to go well.
When government wouldn't fund female fieldwork, Agnes Chase pulled together her own resources.