North America

'They're everywhere': has the decline of the seal hunt saved the polar bear?

Despite vanishing sea ice and shorter winters, Labrador’s polar bear population is among the healthiest in the world – and it could be thanks to the harp seals

24 May 2018

Study bolsters bats' reputation as mosquito devourers

It's a common assumption: Bats are important because they feast upon those pervasive warm-weather pests known as mosquitoes.

23 May 2018

Le Québec accueillera des espèces en migration

Le Québec deviendra d’ici moins d’un siècle le dernier refuge de milliers d’espèces d’animaux et de plantes victimes de la destruction de leur habitat naturel plus au sud du continent, à cause des

22 May 2018

Conservation efforts carried out to save the Caribbean Flamingo in Yucatán

Launched in 2006, the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness campaign, coordinated by UN Enviroment, which is held annually and aims to inspire the conservation of migratory birds and thei

10 May 2018

OPINION: Helping birds in your backyard

World Migratory Bird Day (May 12) reminds us to help protect birds all year long

10 May 2018

Highway noise alters monarch butterfly's stress response, could affect migration

"One of the things that's been overlooked with this push to develop roadside habitats is the vehicle noise," said ecologist Andy Davis.

10 May 2018

South Georgia declared rat-free after centuries of rodent devastation

World’s biggest project to kill off invasive species to protect native wildlife is hailed a success. 

09 May 2018

Rat-free: South Georgia's huge rodent eradication project – in pictures

Millions of seabirds saved after remote island is officially declared rodent-free for the first time since humans arrived there more than 200 years ago

09 May 2018

South Georgia declared rat-free after centuries of rodent devastation

World’s biggest project to kill off invasive species to protect native wildlife is hailed a success. 

09 May 2018

Forscher rotten Ratten aus

Auf der Südatlantik-Insel Südgeorgien wurden Ratten zu einer Gefahr für Vogelkolonien. Forscher setzten tonnenweise Gift ein - und vermelden jetzt einen Erfolg.

09 May 2018