For the first time, a United Nations report has recognized biodiversity and healthy ecosystems as essential to human rights. Read full report.
New population estimates for 2016 have revealed net population increases for the Florida panther, Florida manatee, and Mexican gray wolf since 2015. Read full report.
The 5,600-square-mile reserve along the Russian border will safeguard rare Amur leopards and Siberian Tigers. Read full report.
Living on a green belt in Coquitlam for 11 years, Paul Liversidge and his family are used to seeing wildlife in their backyard. Read full report.
Leopards may have roamed across Italy alongside Neanderthals, a new study finds. Read full report.
Two new mountain lion cubs have been discovered in an undeveloped portion of the Santa Susana Field Lab in the southern hills of Simi Valley. Read full report.
Since the start of the year, 131 leopards have died across the country. Of these, 40% were killed by poachers. Wildlife activists said that while conservation efforts were largely focused on tigers, other big cats also needed protection. Read full report.
In yet another example of a “green revolution” in the country, Chinese officials have approved plans to establish a sprawling national park in the northeastern corner of the country. It will be a sanctuary for two cats endemic to the area that have dangled dangerously close to extinction: the Amur leopard and the Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger. Read full report.
In the next weeks, China’s State Forestry Administration (SFA) will reportedly announce whether tigers will be on a list of endangered species that can be legally farmed, like pigs and chickens, then killed and sold to satisfy the country’s growing demand for expensive tiger products including tiger skins, bones, teeth and claws. Read full report.
The snow leopard is so rare and elusive that it’s commonly known as the “ghost of the mountains”. But researchers in the Altai mountains, where the borders of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and China converge, are increasingly coming face to face with this endangered animal through a growing network of camera traps. Read full report.