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  • Renewed Fears of Tiger Extinction

    A research expedition to Sumatra has found that well-protected forests on the island are disappearing and becoming increasingly fragmented, leading to renewed fears of the extinction of the Sumatran tiger.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th January 2018
  • Forest Reserves Slow Down Global Warming

    Protected areas are reducing carbon emissions from tropical deforestation by a third, and are therefore slowing the rate of global warming, according to a new study.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th December 2017
  • Forest Fragmentation – Winners and Losers

    Research has shown that 85% of species are effected by forest fragmentation. While some benefit from the breaking up of forests into small isolated patches, many species lose out – often those that are most endangered.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th December 2017
  • Vaquita Rescue Gone Wrong

    The most endangered marine mammal in the world, the vaquita, is facing an uncertain future as a rescue plan involving taking some animals into captivity has been abandoned after the death of a captured individual.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th December 2017
  • Climate Change May Starve Bamboo Lemurs

    As the climate changes and Madagascar’s dry season gets longer, endangered greater bamboo lemurs may be forced to eat less nutritious food, and could slowly starve.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th December 2017
  • Genetic Rescue Helps Endangered Possum

    Genetic rescue, the process where inbred populations receive genes from another, healthy population, has for the first time been used to increase the population and help the future survival of the endangered mountain pygmy possum.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th December 2017
  • Bycatch Responsible for Decline of Sea Lion

    Scientists studying the decline of the New Zealand sea lion have linked it to commercial fisheries bycatch around their breeding colonies on the Auckland Islands, which has previously been assumed to be only a minor threat.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th November 2017
  • How to save the Saola

    With less than 100 individuals remaining, the saola is in imminent danger of extinction caused by commercial snaring to supply the wild meat trade. Experts say that their only remaining chance of survival is the establishment of a captive breeding programme.

    By Alex Taylor on 19th November 2017
  • Invasive Species Priority List

    A new study has stressed the need for more species to be urgently considered for inclusion on the European Union’s ‘List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern’, due to their potential impact on native species and ecosystems.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th November 2017