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  • Mountain Species Pushed Higher and Higher

    The first review of mountaintop species and their response to climate change has found that for every one degree Celsius increase in temperature, species shift 100 metres upslope.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd September 2018
  • Serial Criminals Could Save Tigers

    A geographic profiling tool used to catch serial criminals could help reduce the casualties of human-tiger conflict and cut attacks by half, according to new research.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th September 2018
  • Koala Genome Sequenced

    The full koala genome has been successfully sequenced. The highly accurate genomic data will provide information to inform habitat conservation, tackle diseases and help ensure this iconic animal’s long-term survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Piping Plovers Disturbed by People

    A study examining the effects of human disturbance on piping plovers has discovered that activities such as coastal modifications and recreational use of beaches have negative impacts on the birds, even on their non-breeding grounds.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Primates in Peril

    Primates may be our closest relatives but we are causing them serious harm. A comprehensive review of the influence of human activities on wild primate populations in four countries has found that they are facing major threats.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Panda Conservation Worth Billions Every Year

    Panda conservation is often criticised due to the huge cost involved. But a new study has proven that, as an umbrella species that helps conserve the other species it shares a habitat with, panda conservation has great value.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th August 2018
  • Panda Data Shows Success

    A large scale study of giant panda habitat use and threats to their survival has proven how valuable long-term data is to the conservation of species. Pandas are using secondary forests far more than they have before, however human presence in panda habitats is increasing.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th August 2018
  • Wolf Reintroduction in Scotland

    New research on wolf reintroduction in Scotland indicates that for them to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Highlands, they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th July 2018