Read an Excerpt from Poached, a Thrilling Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Black Market Wildlife Trade

The world of illegal wildlife trade is devastating, but it’s also thriving. A desire for things like alternative medicines, meat, and trophies fuels the mass killing of countless endangered species, threatening their existence. In her new book, Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, science journalist…

The World’s Largest King Penguin Colony Is Catastrophically Shrinking—and We Don’t Know Why

The last time scientists visited Ile aux Cochons in 1982, an island that is part of an archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean, the king penguin population was booming. Over 500,000 breeding pairs (around 2 million penguins total) huddled together there, making the island the largest king penguin colony in the world.…

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