wildlife books

From the majesty of our feathered friends to the cultural cost of extinction, these new books help us examine the natural world.

wildlife books

From the majesty of our feathered friends to the cultural cost of extinction, these new books help us examine the natural world.

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hemlock forest

Dr. Danielle Ignace has found a way to unify her Native American and Western science identities to better understand big ecosystem changes.

Malayan porcupine

New research indicates a growing online trade in porcupine bezoars — a ball of inedible material that sometimes gathers in their digestive tracks.

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Saitis barbipes

Despite their enormous ecological values, new research reveals we don’t understand how most arachnid species are faring right now — or do much to protect them.

velvet scoter

A nearly extinct population of this wide-ranging species represents a unique element of biodiversity in the Caucasus.

Taped water pipe

A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them. 

Purace paramo

The pressures of climate change and human land use could lead to the disappearance of unique biodiversity and vital ecological services.

Bolan Lake

Planting trees is not a silver bullet. It’s time to change the narrative from tree-planting to tree-growing.

Humpback whale

We’ve made a lot of strides in whale conservation, but climate change, plastic pollution and other dangers have emerged.

firefighter hosing vegetation

A new book reveals the harrowing attempts made to save imperiled plants and wildlife from Australia’s massive wildfires last year, including a daring scheme to protect ancient Wollemi pines.

drilling rig and trucks

To slow climate change, we’ll need to not just cut emissions, but sequester them. And for that we’ll need to protect healthy ecosystems, experts say.

El Rincon stream frog

Invasive predators have cornered these endangered Patagonian frogs in the last remnant of their habitat.