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The world’s largest spider has crept back into the spotlight, thanks to a scientist who described harrowing arachnid encounters on his blog.
By: Carmen Revenga, Sustainable Fisheries Director, The Nature Conservancy and Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Senior Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation Today, Chile is a global example for good near-shore fisheries management. The emblematic Chilean abalone, and other important seafood, like mussels, limpets, and sea urchins live in the rocky and sandy bottoms along the Chilean…
By Emma Marris
A traditional fishing technique has been incorporated into a scientific study of the fish of the Amazon basin.
New research finds that female giant South American river turtles “talk” to their hatchlings.
Conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferriera talks about her work to halt illegal wildlife trade in Brazil, which affects nearly 40 million animals each year.
Join radio host Boyd Matson every week for adventure, conservation and green science. This week his guests reflect on the dangers of climbing Mount Everest after the recent tragedy, row a boat across the oceans and bike across continents to circumnavigate the globe, discover what it is like to be a kid in Mongolia, learn what happened This Weekend In History, detect land mines in Cambodia, travel in style with your dog companion, discover new ways which drug trafficking is cutting down the rainforest, gave through space and time with the world’s most powerful satellite array, and understand why Sherpas climb deadly peaks on Wild Chronicles.
Pooping can be a deadly activity for three-toed sloths. But there are benefits, aside from the obvious. New research shows that going to the bathroom actually results in more food for these tree-dwelling animals.
This week, on National Geographic Weekend, host Boyd Matson joins guests as they paddle the world’s biggest rapids, dive in the world’s coldest oceans (at both poles), and walk “Out of Eden,” chasing our early human ancestors to the ends of the Earth.
They’re among the cutest ninjas in the wild world, but South America’s secretive bush dogs are under threat—and people are breeding them in an effort to help.
In a world where even the smallest spiders can provoke a fearful shriek, the goliath birdeater takes scare tactics to a whole new level.
More than 400 shiny new species, ones completely unknown to science, have turned up in the Amazon rain forest, according to the latest report from the WWF.
After a successful expedition that notched over a dozen new species, the team wraps up is work on Tafelberg.
Each day on Tafelberg, the team is encountering new and little known species of plants and animals.
The biological inventory of Tafelberg gets underway as we open the trail system on the summit.