Half of migratory animal species are in decline – many face extinction

The wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) is classed as vulnerable to extinction imageBROKER.com GmbH & Co. KG /Alamy Hundreds of migratory species – from humpback whales to wandering albatrosses – are under threat because of human activity, according to the first United Nations report on the animals. The State of the World’s Migratory Species report, released … Read more

Are there really freshwater manatees thriving deep within West Africa?

African manatees are one of the three subspecies of these creatures. They belong to an order of mammals that also includes dugongs Imaginechina/Sipa US/Alamy “THIS is a perfect place for manatees,” says Lucy Keith-Diagne, squinting at a slow, muddy sweep of the Niandan river. It seems improbable: why would these lumbering aquatic mammals, also called … Read more