Terrestrial mammals

Eco-tourism has to be about ecology and not economy

In what is meant to be a treat for wildlife enthusiasts, the government of Karnataka declared 2017 as the Year of the Wild.

18 January 2017

Wahrscheinlich ältester Gorilla der Welt gestorben

Sie war der erste Gorilla, der in einem Zoo geboren wurde. Nun ist Colo mit 60 Jahren in Columbus gestorben – als wahrscheinlich ältester Gorilla der Welt.

17 January 2017

Antelope revived in Sahara years after going extinct in the wild

Scimitar-horned oryx have been reintroduced to the wild after a two-decade absence and are flourishing in their old stomping grounds.

17 January 2017

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau has caused concern among conservationists.

17 January 2017

Scheue Schönheit, vom Aussterben bedroht

Schneeleoparden leben zurückgezogen in zentralasiatischen Hochgebirgen - doch ihr Bestand ist dramatisch gesunken. Experten wollen die Tiere noch retten.

16 January 2017

El GPS con memoria de los murciélagos

Un estudio publicado en la revista Science ha revelado los mecanismos neuronales que permiten a estos animales desplazarse de un punto a otro.

13 January 2017

Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants

Boreholes set up by local conservationists are saving drought-stricken elephants in Hwange national park.

11 January 2017

Tragic saiga deaths in Mongolia

We have received reports of the tragic death of over 500 Mongolian saigas in recent weeks.

11 January 2017

World’s most endangered fruit bat could soon be extinct due to rapid forest loss

The rare Livingstone’s fruit bat population is down to about 1,200 individuals, distributed across only 21 roost sites that are threatened by habitat loss, a new study has found.

10 January 2017

Once a trophy hunting concession, now a snow leopard sanctuary

Snow leopards are showing up on camera traps in places they’d never been seen before – thanks to an innovative programme in Kyrgyzstan.

10 January 2017