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  • Wildfires May Cause Harm to Orangutan Health

    Human activity has resulted in an increase of wildfires in Borneo, which may cause long-term health problems for endangered orangutans due to smoke inhalation.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th May 2018
  • Too Popular to be Saved?

    A study of the world’s most 10 most charismatic species suggests that they are at risk of extinction because the public believes that their iconic status guarantees their survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th May 2018
  • Vultures Poisoned by Hunters’ Bullets

    Scientists studying African White-backed vultures have discovered that one reason for their decline in numbers is lead poisoning from ingesting hunters bullets.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th April 2018
  • Extinction Risk for Cambodia’s Leopards

    A decline of 72% in the last five years that the last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, due to increased poaching levels.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd April 2018
  • Pine Martens Help Control Grey Squirrels

    Pine martens are making a comeback in Scotland, which is suppressing populations of the invasive grey squirrel – this in turn is helping the recovery of the native red squirrel.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th April 2018
  • ‘Beacon of Hope’ for Tropical Biodiversity

    The fragmentation of tropical rainforests is causing a wave of species extinctions, but a new study has found that the regeneration of secondary forests causes many species to return.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2018
  • The Devil’s Decline

    Ongoing monitoring of wild Tasmanian devils has revealed that their population is still in decline, due to the deadly devil facial tumour disease.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2018
  • Asian Elephants Avoid Bees

    For the first time, research has shown that Asian elephants are scared of honey bees. Like their counterparts in Africa, they respond with alarm, a finding that will help resolve conflict between humans and crop-raiding elephants.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2018
  • New Hope for Snubby

    A comprehensive status review of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has shown that, despite still facing threats to its its small populations, the species is benefiting from community-based conservation awareness work.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th March 2018
  • Human-Induced Noise Stresses Birds

    Exposure to constant noise from oil and gas operations is causing chronic stress in birds. In some cases, the birds also have chicks whose growth is stunted, leading to warnings that bird populations could decline due to human-induced noise pollution.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th March 2018