The animals that roam free.
"Charismatic mega-fauna" like lions, but also tiny field mice - wildlife comprises all animals that are not domesticated. From the strange to the beautiful, wild mammals, birds and fish can play important roles in the ecosystem. And humans often depend on wildlife to survive.
Tanzania's government still wants a hydroelectric dam built in a key wildlife reserve despite mounting appeals from UNESCO. The WWF conservation group says the project also threatens the livelihoods of 200,000 residents.
Kenyan artist Kioko Mwitiki’s life-sized scrap metal sculptures won him global acclaim. He tells DW about his art's impact, scavenging and environmental challenges facing Africa as it becomes the 'factory of the world.'
Florida's Everglades are one of America's most ecologically diverse areas. But the invasive Burmese python's population has exploded there. The giant snakes have a voracious appetite and are devastating the native wildlife. In a bid to tackle the problem, local authorities have sent in a select group of python hunters.
A new study warns that poachers and animal traffickers are using scientific data published online ... to track down rare and endangered species. It found that more than 20 newly discovered creatures had been targeted because their locations had been made public. DW talks to David Lindenmayer, a conservation biologist at the Australian National University.