The Earth is currently facing an extinction crisis.
Destruction of habitat, unlimited hunting, industrial agriculture - humans are driving numerous species extinct. Browse an automatic compilation of content on the topic below.
In an effort to bolster dwindling numbers of bears after they were hunted to the point of extinction in the mid-1990s, French authorities have released a brown bear in the Pyrenees. Local sheep farmers are furious.
South Arica’s Kruger Park is a heaven for animals and plants alike. But more then one million rural people live on it’s borders. This has put strong pressure onto the area’s medicinal plants. Many species are on the brink of extinction. To turn the tide, Park management is working closely with scientistos and traditional healers to find a sustainable solution.
Santorini has long been revered as Greece’s most iconic and photogenic island. With its tangle of cobblestone alleys, dramatic cliffs, whitewashed villages and stunning sunsets. But it turned into a battleground last week after activists launched a protest to stop the abuse of the island’s most endangered species: donkeys. Anthee Carassava has more.
Hundreds of years ago, the American eel was a common sight on the Ottawa River in Canada. But today, the endangered species is at just 1 percent of its former strength, due largely to the many dams on the river. And the Ottawa River is especially important for the American eel — it's where they go to mature before making the epic journey back to their spawning grounds in the North Atlantic.
When it comes to protecting the environment, sometimes the most unusual ideas are the best ones. From using donkey dung to help save an endangered bat to brewing beer out of old bread, we examine some of the strange and innovative ways people are helping save the planet.