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  • Serial Criminals Could Save Tigers

    A geographic profiling tool used to catch serial criminals could help reduce the casualties of human-tiger conflict and cut attacks by half, according to new research.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th September 2018
  • Koala Genome Sequenced

    The full koala genome has been successfully sequenced. The highly accurate genomic data will provide information to inform habitat conservation, tackle diseases and help ensure this iconic animal’s long-term survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Primates in Peril

    Primates may be our closest relatives but we are causing them serious harm. A comprehensive review of the influence of human activities on wild primate populations in four countries has found that they are facing major threats.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Panda Conservation Worth Billions Every Year

    Panda conservation is often criticised due to the huge cost involved. But a new study has proven that, as an umbrella species that helps conserve the other species it shares a habitat with, panda conservation has great value.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th August 2018
  • Panda Data Shows Success

    A large scale study of giant panda habitat use and threats to their survival has proven how valuable long-term data is to the conservation of species. Pandas are using secondary forests far more than they have before, however human presence in panda habitats is increasing.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th August 2018
  • Wolf Reintroduction in Scotland

    New research on wolf reintroduction in Scotland indicates that for them to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Highlands, they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th July 2018
  • Limiting Climate Change Means Greater Survival

    The first study to explore how limiting climate change to a 1.5oC rise in temperature would benefit species throughout the world has found that the vast majority would survive, especially insects.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd July 2018
  • Canine Distemper Confirmed in Endangered Big Cat

    Infection with canine distemper virus has joined the long list of threats to the endangered Amur leopard, with the first documented case having been identified in a 2 year old female.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st July 2018