In “Ditto” (Summer 2013), Emily Anthes recounted scientists’ progress in cloning endangered cats by using ordinary house cats as surrogates.
On islands in the Bahamas, tourists routinely feed iguanas grapes, cereal, ground beef, and even potato chips.
High in the mountains of Ecuador grows a rare shrub with purple flowers. If this species goes extinct, we’ll lose more than just a pretty plant.
Studying a 10-inch-long piece of earwax might not sound like the most pleasant research experience.
Buddhist monasteries could play a vital role in protecting snow leopards, researchers suggest in Conservation Biology.
People from less powerful ethnic groups are more likely to view tigers negatively, according to a survey of residents in Nepal.
To satisfy demand from aquarium owners, India exported more than a million endangered or threatened freshwater fish over the last several years, scientists report.
Forget woolly mammoths. The business of copying cats is quietly making headway. First, scientists reprogrammed eggs from everyday house cats to contain instructions for building wild ones.
Caught between circuses, theme parks, museums, and menageries, zoos are struggling to be leaders in the conservation world. Getting there may mean letting some animals go.
Tigers coexist with humans by taking the graveyard shift