Ancient DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of giant lemurs that lived thousands of years ago in Madagascar may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct. It also explains what factors make some surviving species more at risk today, says a study in the Journal of Human Evolution.
Wolves could return to Luxembourg “tomorrow” or in ten years' time, Environment Minister Carole Dieschbourg has said, adding that authorities are monitoring the development of populations in the Grand Duchy's neighbouring countries.
TANJUNG LUAR: Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
On the 11th of November, our second day in the Antarctic Peninsula, we stopped ad Danco Island. After an amazing first day at Barrientos and Cecilia Islands I didn't think we would be able to top those experiences, but I was proved wrong in a spectacular way! Danco Island was such a special place and I will forever remember the sights I was lucky enough to witness there.
For years, people have reported wolf activity in the Desolation Creek area of eastern Oregon. Biologists even documented single wolves in the area earlier this year. But on December 15, biologists documented the tracks of 2 wolves in the region southeast of Ukiah.
The Wildlife Trusts welcome the designation of Wales’ first Marine Conservation Zone as an important step forward in striving for an ecologically coherent network of protected areas around UK shores. People in England will have a chance to have their say about potential MCZs in English waters in the New Year.
After staring at a barren seafloor for nearly three hours, National Geographic's Alan Turchik couldn't believe his eyes when a rare deep-sea Greenland shark suddenly drifted across the screen. (Warning: an excessively long stream of bleeped-out expletives to follow)
Bird migration is an impressive phenomenon, but why birds often travel huge distances to and from their breeding grounds in the far North is still very unclear. Suggestions include that the birds profit from longer daylight hours, or that there are fewer predators.