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  • Combined Threats Increase Extinction Risk

    The combined threat of deforestation and wildlife exploitation has been severely underestimated for bird populations in Southeast Asia. This could lead to some species becoming extinct.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th December 2018
  • Snakes on a Plane

    Researchers have discovered why the brown tree snake has become such a successful invasive species on the island of Guam, where it has devastated native bird populations.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd December 2018
  • Loss of Lemurs May Endanger Large Trees

    Lemurs are some of the world’s most endangered animals. But they play a vital role in their ecosystems, and a new study has shown that saving them may be the key to saving Madagascar’s largest trees.

    By Alex Taylor on 5th November 2018
  • New Tool Helps Prioritise Conservation

    A new tool has been developed by researchers in Canada that determines which conservation actions help the most species and ensures that limited funds are well spent.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st October 2018
  • What’s Eating Orchids?

    Japanese researchers have discovered that a species of seed-eating fly is damaging the seed production of a number of already-endangered orchid species.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th October 2018
  • Fingerprint Technology Aids Fight Against Pangolin Poaching

    Forensic fingerprinting techniques will now be used in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. The new techniques will allow fingerprints from pangolin scales to be lifted so poachers and smugglers can be brought to justice.

    By Alex Taylor on 5th October 2018
  • Rediscovery of Bird Feared Extinct

    The Bahamas Nuthatch was feared extinct after Hurricane Matthew, but has been rediscovered by a research team. However, with only two birds found, its chances of recovery are slim.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th September 2018
  • 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