The spectacled, or Andean, bear is the only bear native to South America. About 25,000 still live in the Andes and the outlying mountain ranges. Conflicts between the bears and humans are especially common in Peru.
Following the return of wolves, brown bears now are expected to make a comeback in German forests. But this development may not be so welcome by local farmers.
Biodiversity is under threat from development and climate change. Yet much of the planet's biodiversity isn't even known to science yet. Conservationists still struggle to find out what's really out there.
That bear or kangaroo might look cute, but it’s a wild animal, not a pet. Wildlife veterinarian Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach spoke to DW about the need for humans to learn to respect that most basic rule of nature.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
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