Earlier this summer, the world mourned the death of one of Africa’s largest tuskers, the great Satao. A poacher killed Satao using a poisoned arrow and hacked out his tusks, which were more than six and a half feet long.
Along Peru’s coast, fishing has long been part of local life. Dr. Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto has made it her mission to ensure that this fishing is done sustainably and that local communities live in harmony with the region’s sea turtles and other marine wildlife.
In the far frozen north of the globe off the coast of Alaska lies the Beaufort Sea, which traditionally has remained covered by ice for most of the year. Dr. Steven C. Amstrup led research on polar bears around the sea for 30 years, from 1980 to 2010.
Trying to keep track of twenty groups of little cotton-top tamarin monkeys is a challenging task! However, this is just what the field team of Proyecto Tití attempts to do as part of their research work.