The Slaughter of Elk at Yellowstone National Park
And how it changed Park Service policy.
A Comeback for Beavers?
As two researchers found out, rewilding a species can be done in different ways, sometimes with different outcomes.
The Thick-Billed Parrot Is Not Extinct–Not Yet
But one hasn't been seen in the U.S. since 1995, not long after the end of the last reintroduction program.
Are Koalas Really Going Extinct?
A report from the Australian Koala Foundation declaring koalas "functionally extinct" has caused a confusing scare. What does it mean?
The Reindeer Games
In 1907, the U.S. Reindeer Service was organized as part of an effort to domesticate the animals...and Inupiat Eskimos.
Salamanders, Hong Kong, and the Power of Kindness
Well-researched stories from The Atlantic, Public Books, and other great publications.
The Environmental Downside of Cannabis Cultivation
Wide-scale cannabis cultivation is causing environmental damage. Federal regulations could change this.
The Hidden Extinction Crisis
The extinction crisis might be even worse than we think, because we tend to mostly pay attention to terrestrial vertebrates.
The Military Response to Poaching
Is militarizing rangers really the best way to cut down on poaching? It's more complicated than you might imagine.
Denmark Builds a Wild Boar Wall
Is constructing a fence along the Denmark/Germany border really the best way to keep wild pigs away from domestic pigs?