Terrestrial mammals

Did climate change kill over 200,000 Kazakh antelopes?

Scientists say unseasonal rains could have caused the mass deaths of Kazakhstan's endangered saiga antelope

26 May 2016

The brutal economics of Zambia's illegal wildlife trade - in pictures

Frustrated by simplistic portrayals of poaching, photographer Benjamin Rutherford has documented the complex and violent trade in his new project, Nyama

16 May 2016

La inteligencia emocional de los elefantes

En los mamíferos, muy probablemente la empatía se originó en el contexto de las relaciones que se establecen entre una madre y su descendencia.

14 May 2016

Will Zimbabwe Sell Off Its Rare ‘Painted Dogs’?

Zimbabwe’s plan to sell its wildlife could hasten the decline of Africa’s endangered wild dogs

12 May 2016

What happened to the gorillas who met David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough's encounter with a family of mountain gorillas is one of the most iconic TV moments of his career so far. But what became of the other characters in those famous scenes?

12 May 2016

Poaching of old forest elephant matriarchs threatens rainforests

Elephants – the “forest gardeners”- learn from their mothers how to find food, understand their complex forest home, and interact with other elephants.

12 May 2016

The social implications of vicuña trafficking

Benito A. González, Chairperson of the IUCN SSC South American Camelid Specialist Group discusses cultural and criminal aspects of vicuña poaching in Latin America

12 May 2016

The Problem With Protecting Grizzly Bears

Like many hunters, I dream of one day getting a grizzly bear. Yet I’ve passed up numerous opportunities to legally kill grizzlies, both in Alaska and Canada, where their numbers are plentiful.

09 May 2016

Who is the 'Ivory Queen'?

A 66-year-old bespectacled Chinese woman may not be most people's idea of an ivory smuggling kingpin, but that's exactly what Tanzanian investigators say Yang Fengl

09 May 2016

On the frontline of Africa’s wildlife wars

Across central Africa, militias have turned the savannah into killing fields

08 May 2016