Chile will get 5 new national parks, as well as land to add to three others.
A study, published Jan. 26 in the journal Science, found coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific region were being smothered by more than 11 billion items of plastic and that the plastic was infecting the coral.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service said Jan. 22 that Eastern cougars, a subspecies of North American cougars, are extinct in the Northeastern United States as none have been seen in 80 years.
Divers recently discovered a second population of critically endangered red handfish off the coast of Tasmania, Australia.
The video, which was posted to YouTube Jan. 16, shows a group of hippos chasing away a bull shark at South Africa’s Krugar National Park.
Two black bears burned in historic wildfires last month in California were released last week after veterinarians used alternative treatments — including fish skin and acupuncture — to heal their burned paws within weeks.
Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently announced a A$60 million rescue package aimed at improving the foundering health of the Great Barrier Reef.
A new study, published Jan. 17 in the journal Science Advances, says unusually hot and humid weather may have triggered a bacterial disease that killed 200,000 saiga antelope in 2015.
A study published Jan. 11 in the journal ZooKeys describes 18 newfound species of “pelican spiders” in Madagascar.
Scientists classified a type of patas monkey in sub-Saharan Africa as a unique species, according to a report recently published in the Primate Conservation journal.