Image of Dian Fossey with a mountain gorilla behind her, touching her her with his hands. Text below says "Dian Fossey, born on January 16, 1932, became the world's leading expert on mountain gorillas. She ventured into the remote Virunga Mountains of Rwanda in 1967 and established the Karisoke Research Centre, a haven for studying and protecting the endangered gorillas. Fossey's groundbreaking research revolutionized our understanding of gorilla behavior and social structures. She spent years observing them in their natural habitat, earning their trust and documenting their complex lives. She started an international campaign against poaching, especially after the tragic death of her beloved gorilla, Digit. Her murdered body was found on December 26, 1985 in Rwanda. She was probably killed by poachers.
Pacific Lampray showing the part of its body that sucks blood from marine mammals

Pacific Lamprey: The Ancient Bloodsucker

Pacific Lamprey is a bloodsucking creature that has been around since before the dinosaurs. It is an eel-like marine creature that feeds by sucking blood.

A four by four vehicle with people in it and looking out of the sun roof. The vehicle is moving across the savannah with 5 impala in its path.

Human beings are now the biggest predator in the African Savannah

Human beings are now the biggest predator in the African Savannah according to a new study. Animals are more afraid of humans than they are of lions.

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Should we change wild animals’ behaviour to save them?

We see great value in conservation behavioral interventions, but also some challenges. We hope slowing down to consider the values at stake in conservation behavior interventions will help minimize ha...

Wetlands Are Important Ecosystems – World Wetlands Day

It is World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are important ecosystems and are essential to combat climatechange. The day is celebrated to mark the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February ...

Earthrise taken on December 24 1968 by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders NASA

Earth Day During Unprecedented Times

Since 1970, April 22 has been celebrated as Earth Day to promote environmental conservation and protection. This year is its 50th anniversary.

eastern black rhinos return to rwanda

Eastern Black Rhinos sent to Rwanda

Five endangered eastern black rhinos, made a 6,000 km journey from Europe to Africa. The three females and two male zoo-born rhinos are aged between two and nine years old. The were born and bred in F...


From Silent Spring to Silent Crisis — How humanity is on the road to wiping out one million species

A new report by IPBES warns that at the current rate, we are well on the way to putting one million species and biodiversity on the road to extinction.

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Protecting 30 percent to save all of earth

Environment - Conservationists are urging that 30 percent of natural resources should be protected if we want to save the planet.

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