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Bringing you the latest articles, opinion and analysis in the conservation world

  • 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
  • Conserving Corridors Crucial to Conserving Tigers

    High traffic roads and densely populated urban areas are a severe impediment to tiger movement between their increasingly fragmented habitat. Conserving corridors between protected areas is crucial to the tiger’s long-term survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th February 2018
  • Impact of Lions on Falling Giraffe Populations

    In a first study of its kind, the impact of lions on giraffe populations has been researched. Findings indicate that lions reduce calf survival, which has implications for giraffe conservation and how their populations are managed in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th February 2018
  • Plastic Pollution Causing Marine Turtle Deaths

    A worldwide survey has revealed that hundreds of marine turtles are dying each year because they are becoming entangled in rubbish in our oceans and on our beaches.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th February 2018
  • Patterns of Elephant Poaching Revealed

    Surveys carried out in Tanzania have revealed patterns of elephant poaching that will help inform future conservation action and help tackle the problem in the region.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th January 2018
  • The Illegal Wildlife Trade’s “Plant Blindness”

    The first global overview of the illegal trade in wild orchids highlights the lack of attention received by this serious conservation problem and calls for more to be done to protect the plants.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th January 2018
  • 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