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Here’s where biodiversity is disappearing the quickest in the US
Most Americans live a few miles away from areas in need of conservation.
Airborne animal DNA could help biologists track endangered species
Zoo animals shed a surprising amount of DNA into the air around them—and scientists are developing a way detect it.
Does South Africa still need private rhino breeders to fight poaching?
John Hume might be keeping up to 13 percent of the world's white rhinos on his ranch. Not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
More skunks can do handstands than we thought
Three new species join the “acrobats of the skunk world.”
An ‘extinct’ Australian mouse has been thriving on a remote protected island
The Gould mouse may live on, but the loss of other mammal species bodes poorly for overall ecosystem health.
These ancient deep-sea fish can live five times as long as biologists expected
Coelacanths have been roaming the oceans for millions of years.
How bomb detectors discovered a hidden pod of singing blue whales
Underwater microphones have picked up the loud mammal's newest song.
Whose hoot? DNA and sound studies help define two new owl species in Brazil.
High levels of biodiversity in Brazil could be lost to unchecked deforestation.
How one Western bird’s numbers went from abundant to alarmingly low
A new government report cites decades-long declines of greater sage-grouse and offers a framework to save the species.