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Illegal Fishing, Lack of Bycatch Regulations Pose Serious Threat to Endangered Marine Turtles, Study Finds

A comprehensive study finds that, while the legal harvest of sea turtles has fallen since the 1980s, illegal fishing and bycatch are posing a bigger threat to marine sea turtles.

Exquisite Photo Book Captures 20 Years of Life, Death, Love, and Loss Among Elephant Community

Michael Nichols, National Geographic’s editor-at-large for photography, knows a lot about elephants. He first began photographing the majestic creatures in the lowland forests of the Central African Republic in 1991. His first subjects, terrorized by ivory poaching, offered Nichols only brief glimpses into their communities and activities before stampeding off at the first sign of a human presence. “Earth to Sky” is a chronicle of the beauty and wisdom of the earth’s largest land animals, as well as a plea for the protection of the species.

Animal Rights Groups Fight Wolf and Coyote Hunt in Idaho

Animal rights groups are speaking out against a private wolf and coyote hunt planned for Dec. 28 to 29 in Idaho.

Costa Rica: Death of Conservationist Jairo Sandoval Sparks International Outrage, Demand for Justice

Chris Pincetich, Outreach and Education manager of, has started a petition, nearing 90,000 signatures, on to demand that the Costa Rican government take action to protect conservationists, like Jairo Mora Sandoval, who died two weeks ago while monitoring sea turtle nesting

Endangered Species Day: 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species Day began as an act of Congress and is held annually on the third Friday of May. This year's Endangered Species Day will mark the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a legislation that revolutionized the American conservation landscape.