New African World Heritage site is haven for elephants, gorillas and more
July 7, 2012, 12:06 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
The new conservation site spans Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic and links together three of their national parks.
What's new on the menu for Florida's invasive pythons? Bird eggs
April 9, 2012, 11:18 a.m. by Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience
Known for terrorizing rangers and local mammal populations, the rogue snakes are now setting their sights on the eggs of native birds.
Half of giant panda habitat may be gone in 70 years
April 4, 2012, 4:13 p.m. by Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience
While areas well outside the normal panda inhabited regions could support them, conservationists recommend new protected areas for the bears.
Can Europe's butterflies be saved?
March 29, 2012, 4:31 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
Habitat destruction is fueling a sharp decline in European butterfly populations.
Green turtles find safe haven in Marine Protected Areas
March 19, 2012, 12:13 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
35 percent of 145 turtles tracked using satellite tags use protected ocean areas for foraging, indicating that the turtles are attracted to the preserved zones.
KAZA: World's largest conservation area created to protect African wildlife
March 16, 2012, 7:32 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The preservation area includes the Okavango Delta in Botswana, a wetlands that provides refuge and water to crocodiles, lions, leopards, hyenas and baboons.
Earth's last Eden: Haven for chimps, gorillas expands
February 21, 2012, 9:02 a.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
The Congo region is home to chimpanzees that are so isolated from human contact that they routinely approach researchers without fear.
Rare dolphins find shelter in new wildlife sanctuaries
February 14, 2012, 6:13 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
The dolphins will be safe in 19 miles worth of habitats that were founded due to a 2010 Wildlife Conservation Society study.
First Bengal tiger photos prove wildlife corridor is working
February 7, 2012, 5:07 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
The wildlife corridor serves as a link between animal habitats, and is important for helping smaller populations to grow their numbers.
World's rarest gorilla gets boost of hope from above
February 3, 2012, 2:09 p.m. by Remy Melina, OurAmazingPlanet
A combination of satellite imagery and ground surveys were used to create new distribution maps, revealing more forest habitats than anticipated for Cross River gorillas.
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