Extinctions are already on the rise as a growing human population displaces animals and plants. But if global warming …
Harvard Medical School decided to close a major primate research center that had been linked to animal welfare problems. The pool of biomedical research money is shrinking, but is it even ethical to experiment on primates?
Wildlife trafficking and poaching are on the rise, thanks to growing incomes in Asia and the involvement of major international crime syndicates. Is there hope for ending the war on wildlife?
A new study from the Zoological Society of London has found that one in five of the world’s reptile species are at risk of extinction
Psychotropic drugs pass right through humans and into wastewater—and that’s a problem for wildlife
A house cat’s long-distance journey raises new questions about how animals navigate
Piscine choreography is a lot more complex—and a lot simpler—than it seems
A Russian diver and zoologist produces astounding photography of undersea creatures.
It can be awfully expensive to maintain an oversized brain—and the body pays for that.
In 55 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months