Is it ever right to kill for conservation?
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.
National Geographic recognized the achievements of 13 individuals in their list of 2014 Adventurers of the Year.
National Geographic recently named 13 intrepid individuals as their 2014 Adventurers of the Year, and now, fans are invited to choose their favorite honoree.
The poorly understood Bryde's whale presents a conservation conundrum for biologists, but genetic fingerprints could finally help researchers keep tabs on species and protect vulnerable populations.
Tasmanian devils and an assortment of other endangered species will be released into a "halfway house" in Australia as a preliminary step before releasing them into the wild.