Lawsuit Launched Over Forest Service’s Failure to Protect Rare California...

OAKLAND, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service for authorizing livestock grazing on...

What are the most popular reptile species in the world?

Researchers mined Big Data to figure out which reptile species are the most interesting to Homo sapiens. There is a longstanding disagreement amongst conservationists about...

Jewels of the Swamp—Adventures with Spotted Turtles

Authored by Houston Chandler and Ben Stegenga On a cool day in mid-March, we waded into one of South Georgia’s many blackwater swamps in search...

A year of fieldwork why do we need it?

September 2015 marked the beginning of the Year of Fieldwork, an initiative launched by the Geographical Association (GA), Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Ordnance...

Oregon Spotted Frog Gains More Than 65,000 Acres

Oregon Spotted Frog Gains More Than 65,000 Acres, 20 River Miles of Protected Habitat in Oregon, Washington. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated...

Meet Houston Chandler, Orianne’s Species Coordinator for Longleaf Savanna Initiative

Authored by Houston Chandler Growing up as the son of two biologists, I spent the majority of my time around various biology departments. Summers usually...

New salamander chytrid disease brochures from Environment Canada available

To help prevent the introduction of the Salamander Chytrid disease into North America, Environment Canada, with input from the Salamander Health Working Group, has...

Invasive Grasses Spell Trouble for the Texas Tortoise

Authored by Kiley Briggs After years working as a wildlife technician for a variety of wonderful organizations, including The Orianne Society, I decided to take...

New snake species highlights how little we know about biodiversity in...

India is home to about 280 species of snakes, and it is generally assumed that the reptiles of India had been thoroughly documented decades...

Four get maximum sentence for murder of Costa Rican sea turtle...

On Tuesday, a Costa Rican court sentenced four of the seven men accused to 74-90 years in jail for murder and kidnapping, but they...

Snake photographed in Ethiopia may be new species of venomous viper

The team has named the new species Bitis harenna after the Harenna forest in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park where it was first spotted. Graduate...

Science Class, a Salamander Saturday event

The Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders (FCSal) would like to invite all DC-area residents to Science Class! This evening event is the grand finale...