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  • Relocation Success for Rare Bird

    The critically endangered Seychelles paradise flycatcher has been successfully relocated to another island, a crucial milestone in the recovery of a bird seriously threatened by habitat loss.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th March 2019
  • UK Carnivores Make a Comeback

    There has been a remarkable comeback of many of the UK’s carnivore species, with new research showing that their population numbers have improved since the 1960s as they recover from harmful human activities that have now stopped.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th March 2019
  • Innovation in Koala-Spotting

    An innovative technology has been developed to aid koala conservation. Drones and infrared imaging are being utilised to improve spotting them through the eucalyptus trees from the air, a more reliable and less invasive technique.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th March 2019
  • Antarctic Winners and Losers

    The impacts of climate change in the Antarctic will include temperature rise, sea-ice reduction and changes in food availability. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey used risk assessments like those used in the workplace to determine which species will benefit and which are at risk.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd March 2019
  • Lemur Videos Fuel Demand for Pets

    New research analysing social media reactions has found that viral videos of seemingly cuddly wild animals fuels the demand for the illegal pet trade and has harmful impacts on the animals themselves and their populations in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th February 2019
  • Tourists Object to Macaque Exploitation

    It is not uncommon to see animals being exploited for tourist’s photo opportunity. Encouraging new research shows that, in Morocco, 88% of people who were surveyed object to the use of barbary macaques as photo props for ethical or animal welfare reasons.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th February 2019
  • Bear Necessities

    Andean bears are threatened by climate change and habitat loss. A new study has revealed that water is a rare but critical resource, and important for their survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th February 2019
  • Native Tree Increase Following Rat Removal

    The eradication of invasive rats on the remote Pacific island Palmyra Atoll has led to positive benefits for native trees and the many other species who live in this habitat.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th January 2019
  • Drones Effective for Marine Megafauna Monitoring

    New research in The Bahamas has proved that drones are effective tools for monitoring marine megafauna such as sharks and rays. They are effective even in shallow and murky water, and are much less invasive than alternatives.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th January 2019
  • Drying wetland Drives Muskrat Decline

    46 years worth of satellite imagery has shown that Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta has been slowly drying. This has driven the decline of the muskrat, and may have repercussions for the many species that prey on it.

    By Alex Taylor on 24th January 2019