North America

Half of Canada's monitored wildlife is in decline, major study finds

New report paints a bleak picture for wildlife in a country that is home to a quarter of the Earth’s wetlands, 8,500 rivers and more than 2m lakes

15 September 2017

Naturwunder könnte bald für immer verschwunden sein

Die Bestände des westlichen Monarchfalters sind dramatisch geschrumpft, in wenigen Jahrzehnten könnte es mit ihm vorbei sein.

13 September 2017

Monarch Butterfly Could Be At Risk Of Extinction

A new research finds that the number of monarch butterflies in North America has significantly dwindled in the last three decades. Are these butterflies in danger of extinction?

08 September 2017

Accidental deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten species’ survival

At least 12 whales have died since April — or about 2 per cent of the population — nearly all of them in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

15 August 2017

Osprey skips migration to help its sister with broken wing. That's rare in the animal kingdom.

Reese Lukei recently not only came upon a young osprey stranded on its nest with a broken wing but found that its sibling had refrained from migrating south to stay home and feed its injured sister

04 August 2017

Tax breaks urged to protect species at risk

Private landowners could play an important part in conserving land for species at risk with some tax changes, suggests a new paper.

04 August 2017

Why do endangered right whales keep dying off the coast of Canada?

Researchers are racing for answers after at least 10 deaths of north Atlantic right whales, marking the deadliest year since tracking began

03 August 2017

Ivory destroyed in New York's Central Park (video)

10m (£7.6m) worth of ivory has been crushed in Central Park, New York.

BBC

03 August 2017

Eat, prey, love: bald eagles adopt baby hawk into their nest in Canada

The hawk, which is usually prey for eagles, is in excellent health after being taken in, and now ‘thinks he’s a bald eagle’, according to one expert

28 July 2017

Using IBAs to uncover America's hidden ecotourism paradises

BirdLife Partners in the United States, Bahamas, Belize and Paraguay are clubbing together to promote ecotourism in places where poverty overlaps with Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

20 July 2017