PopulationConservation, overpopulation and extinct and endangered species
What is it about dinosaurs that make them so compelling? Why do people, and in particular kids, throng to dinosaur exhibits and collect all manner of ancient reptile paraphernalia? Other than the bubbly, purple Barney, these creatures are fearsome with their incredible bulk, jagged teeth and armor-...
October 07, 2008 | By Smithsonian Staff
Passions run high in an Australian town: Should the endangered birds be feared—or fed?
October 2008 | By Brendan Borrell
California's lead bullet ban protects condors and other wildlife, but its biggest beneficiaries may be humans
September 09, 2008 | By John Moir
Can Laurie Marker help the world's fastest mammal outrun its fate?
March 2008 | By Guy Gugliotta
Wildlife biologist Hemanta Mishra's efforts to save the endangered Indian rhinoceros
March 01, 2008 | By Sarah Zielinski
National Zoo scientist Adrienne Crosier discusses how scientists are using artificial
insemination to rescue the species
March 2008 | By Helen Starkweather
How the world's 6.6 billion people threaten the health of the ecosystem
January 28, 2008 | By Diana Parsell
The latest on the endangered mountain gorillas in war-ravaged Congo
January 09, 2008 | By Jess Blumberg
Rare jaguar sightings have sparked a debate about how to ensure the cats' survival in the American West
November 2007 | By Jeremy Kahn
A new study spotlights the plight of the polar bear, but there's still time to help the beloved creature
November 2007 | By Laura Helmuth
New Zealanders rally to save their much-loved, 2,000-year-old national symbol
October 2007 | By Debora Vrana
They fly 50 miles per hour. Go years without touching land. Predict the weather. Mate for life. And they're among the world's most endangered birds. Can albatrosses be saved?
September 2007 | By Kennedy Warne
Preparing the critically endangered whooping crane for migration could save the flock
September 01, 2007 | By Alistair Wearmouth
The slaughter of four endangered mountain gorillas in war-ravaged Congo sparks conservationist action
August 01, 2007 | By Jess Blumberg
Native trout are returning to America's rivers and streams, thanks to new thinking by scientists and conservationists
August 2007 | By Robert M. Poole
On the role of cellphones, pesticides and alien abductions in the honeybee crisis
June 2007 | By David Zax
Can a new plan to relocate the Tasmanian devil save the species?
June 01, 2007 | By Eric Jaffe
Smithsonian zoologists are attempting to breed the rare clouded leopard
May 2007 | By David Zax
Traditionally viewed as dangerous pests, Africa's wild dogs have nearly been wiped out. But thanks to new conservation efforts, the smart, sociable canines appear ready to make a comeback
April 2007 | By Paul Raffaele
What happens when you mix evolution with climate change?
April 01, 2007 | By Jen Phillips