Conservation is a major issue around the world with the impacts that humans have on natural ecosystems through activities from mining, building new cities and global warming. There are many conservation groups and efforts that lobby for the conservation of particular species (for example, the polar bear) or groups of animals (for example, tigers), while others are aimed at entire habitats, such as the Amazon rainforest. Conservation efforts can also aim to protect natural resources. Some conservation is done by setting aside national parks and wildlife preserves, while other conservation works targets specific threats to particular species. Read about various conservation efforts and issues below.
Patricia Wright of Stoney Brook University explains why owl monkeys are devoted fathers and nocturnal.
Digitally enhanced images revealed hidden paintings on the walls of Angkor Wat, the famous ancient temple in Cambodia.
Bison went extinct in Europe nearly 100 years ago, but conservationists are taking small steps to bring the animals back into the wild.
As Earth Day arrives, the dusky shark is just one of many animals threatened worldwide — but with a focus on the risks of fishing bycatch, the sharks may yet be saved.
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
From uncovering the graceful dances of fiddler crabs to innovating for the study of fish anatomy, women trailblazers helped guide conservation research in the last century.
Women conservationists in developing nations face obstacles, societal and otherwise, that make their accomplishments even more profound.
A rising star in marine conservation tells how she gave up her muddy boots for a scuba suit to protect coastal fisheries in Fiji.
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors met this week and unanimously voted to begin phasing out the sale of single-use, plastic water bottles less than 21 ounces on city-owned land.
Without Antarctic krill, the majority of global sea life will be at risk — Antarctic waters must be protected.