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  • Serengeti Leopard Populations Healthy

    In some good news, leopard populations in the Serengeti are healthy, and show similar numbers to other protected areas. However these do vary by season, believed to be due to the abundance of prey animals.

    By Alex Taylor on 1st January 2021
  • Komodo Dragons Threatened by Climate Change

    The Komodo Dragon, already under threat from habitat loss, has found to be also threatened by climate change – both rising temperatures and rising sea-levels. Researchers predict local extinctions and urge rapid intervention.

    By Alex Taylor on 31st December 2020
  • Forest Loss Causes Biodiversity Change

    New research investigates the impacts of forest loss on species and biodiversity over time, and reveals both losses and gains in species. This highlights the far-reaching effects of forest cover loss on global biodiversity.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th December 2020
  • Herbivores Most at Risk of Extinction

    Despite the perception that predators are most at risk of extinction, a new study has revealed that it is actually herbivores that are more likely to go extinct. Currently over a quarter of the world’s herbivores are threatened.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th December 2020
  • Migratory Birds Affected by Climate and Land Cover Changes

    Many migratory bird species are facing global declines. A new study has examined how climate change and changes to land cover are driving those declines, and states that conservation efforts must be directed in the regions they inhabit throughout the year.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th December 2020
  • Effectiveness of Protected Areas

    A debate around the effectiveness of protected areas has been increasing in recent years. However, new research shows that, when well-funded and well-placed, they are a vital conservation tool and can protect and even enhance wildlife populations.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th December 2020
  • Roads Threaten Tiger Habitat

    A recently developed global roads database has been used to calculate the impact of existing and planned road networks on habitat crucial for tiger survival. Scientists conclude that both tigers and their prey will be seriously affected.

    By Alex Taylor on 10th May 2020
  • Marine Species on the Move

    Rising temperatures caused by climate change have resulted in a shift in population sizes of marine species – in general, populations are growing at the poles and declining at the equator.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th April 2020
  • Disappearing Snakes

    Thanks to long-term data sets, scientists have been able to document the fact that a snake community plummeted following the wipe out of frogs in Panama due to an invasive fungal pathogen.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th April 2020
  • Improving the Success of Giraffe Translocations

    Two new studies have set out the ideal conditions for giraffes to be translocated to new areas for conservation purposes. Groups should contain at least 30 females and at least 3 males to ensure long-term survival, and on-going monitoring and management is vital.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th March 2020