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  • Effects of Roads Underestimated

    The negative impact of roads on species of carnivore has been seriously underestimated, according to a new study. The authors say that the protection status of species affected by roads cutting through their habitat should be reconsidered.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th February 2017
  • Only 30 Vaquita Left In The Wild

    Just 30 vaquitas, the world’s smallest porpoise, are left in the wild due to illegal gill net fishing causing their numbers to plummet by 90% in recent years.

    By Alex Taylor on 5th February 2017
  • Conservation of Habitat for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

    The ivory-billed woodpecker’s habitat should be protected despite the lack of definitive evidence of this species’ existence, according to a new study. Currently, bird conservation efforts rely on indisputable photographic evidence, which could take many years to obtain, by which time it may be too late.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th January 2017
  • Global Threat to Primates

    With around 60% of all primates speices threatened with extinction, a new study has revealed the impact human activities have on primates, and the impact of their extinction on humans.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd January 2017
  • Bumblebee Under Protection

    The rusty patched bumblebee now has protection under the US Endangered Species Act, after threats such as habitat loss has caused an 87% decline in numbers since the 1990s.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th January 2017
  • Ring-tailed Lemurs in Crisis

    Madagascar’s iconic primate, the ring-tailed lemur, is in desperate need of conservation action as scientists estimate there are less than 2500 individuals left in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th January 2017
  • Cheetah Numbers Crash

    The world’s fastest animal is racing towards extinction. New research has revealed that just 7,100 individuals remain and may be lost forever if urgent conservation action is not taken.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th December 2016
  • Newly Discovered Birds Are Already Endangered

    A reassessment of all bird species has discovered that many newly recognised species are already extinct or threatened with extinction thanks to human activity.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th December 2016
  • Introducing: New Nature Magazine

    The youth nature movement is a thing of beauty: rife with promise, potential, quirky characters and, of course, phenomenal talent. It is, however, lacking one thing: a media platform to promote, support and provide opportunities for the young people at its helm.

    By James Common on 13th December 2016

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