These children are saving Iceland’s lost puffins

The 'puffin patrol' is saving baby puffins by the handful.

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Grandmother, grandfather among rare whales who’ve died in 3 weeks

Already suffering a perilous decline, the deaths of 4 North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this month doesn't bode well...

Honeybee pheromones scare away elephants

A new scientific study could save a whole lot of elephants.

Sri Lankan farmers have an ingenious way to deter wild elephants

It involves planting another surprising crop.

Elephant poaching declines in Africa, but 15,000 still illegally killed each year

Even though there has been notable progress, at current poaching rates elephants are still in danger of becoming virtually extinct on the continent.

Nearly 600 suspects arrested in largest anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever

The World Customs Organization and INTERPOL retrieved thousands of endangered animals during a sweep of arrests across 109 countries.

Australia drops food to hungry wallabies

Thousands of kilos of vegetables will hopefully prevent starvation in burned-out regions.

Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

New research challenges the argument that legalized hunting helps prevent poaching. Link to full source: Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

Rare blindcat found in US, could prove water-filled caves connect Texas and Mexico

The extremely rare cave-dwelling albino fish with no eyes, the Mexican blindcat, has previously only been known to exist in Mexico. Link to full source:...

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