Tag: megafauna

August 19, 2019

Freshwater species on a fast decline

Freshwater species have declined 88 percent since 1970 — twice the decline of animals on the land or ocean, according to recent research, yet large gaps remain in monitoring and...

June 13, 2018

Early humans also drove megafaunal extinctions

When humans reached North America 13,000 years ago, 78 species that weighed over a ton vanished in the terminal Pleistocene megafauna extinction. After scrutinizing the fossil record, a team of...

May 25, 2017

Poor countries top wealthy ones in conserving large land mammals

Without serious international conservation effort, countless large mammals are likely to go extinct. Recent rankings evaluating various countries’ contributions to conservation, however, revealed that developed nations fall behind developing ones....