Terrestrial mammals

Ivory tells the history of the world – it must never be banned

UK legislation to ban ivory products from across history would criminalise some of the greatest art the world has seen. We need reason, not passion, in the fight against poaching.

16 February 2017

Carnivore Conservation: Preserving Africa’s Disappearing Lion Population

National Geographic sat down to talk with 2016 Emerging Explorer Thandiwe Mweetwa about dedicating her life to preserving Africa’s disappearing lion population.

15 February 2017

Bat hibernation: Scottish quest to solve puzzle – in pictures

It remains a mystery as to where most of Scotland’s bats hibernate. Anne Youngman and John Haddow conduct a survey in a disused quarry tunnel and at Doune Castle.

15 February 2017

Group of 'extinct' antelope released into wild in southern Sahara

Conservationists hope second group of 14 scimitar-horned oryx bred in captivity will help repopulate original habitat in Chad.

14 February 2017

Data shows southern Africa's elephants are increasingly at risk

A new analysis by the Great Elephant Census shows a 12% decline across seven southern African countries between 2007 and 2014.

13 February 2017

Saiga antelopes on the brink of extinction

Efforts to protect the critically endangered saiga antelope have taken another set-back after a goat plague epidemic has killed more than 3,000 of the Mongolia species in the past five months.

10 February 2017

Ivory is not beautiful, it’s barbaric

I grew up with a piano in my bedroom, but now the thought of ivory fills me with revulsion. The UK needs to impose a total ban on the trade of elephant tusks.

09 February 2017

Conflicto entre leopardos en el Techo del Mundo

El cambio climático pone en peligro el hábitat del leopardo de las nieves, el felino más huidizo y misterioso del mundo.

07 February 2017

Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'

The death of more than 2,000 critically endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia was caused by a d

07 February 2017