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Call of the Orangutan: A Camera Trap Menagerie

In order to get more information about the forest here at the Sikundur research station in North Sumatra, I've set up four camera traps, which I'm using to get a better look at the wildlife around the site.

November 25, 2014 — James Askew

Why Is Namibia Killing Its Rare Desert Elephants?

On Saturday, June 21 one of the Republic of Namibia’s rare desert elephants was felled by a hunter’s rifle. Unlike most of the other elephants that die on any given day in Africa, this particular elephant was slain legally.

July 9, 2014 — John R. Platt
How China’s Pet Dogs Might Save Wild Tigers

How China’s Pet Dogs Might Save Wild Tigers

On the streets of Beijing, little old ladies coax even littler dogs to do their business. Some even bear the little plastic bags carried by civically conscious urbanite pet-lovers everywhere.

November 26, 2013 — David Biello

Elephants Say “Bee-ware!”

What information is contained in the call of a mammal? Some calls might reflect the internal emotional state of the animal, like fear or anxiety, or they can refer to an external object, agent, or event, like the presence of a predator.

April 29, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
U.S. to Destroy 6 Tons of Confiscated Ivory, Sending Message to Poachers

U.S. to Destroy 6 Tons of Confiscated Ivory, Sending Message to Poachers

Whole elephant tusks. Carved ivory figurines and statues. Ivory knives, jewelry, chopsticks and trinkets. Six tons of this stuff, all of it illegal, sits in a secure warehouse where box after cardboard box rests alongside wooden pallets that overflow their bloody bounty onto the floor.

September 10, 2013 — John R. Platt

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