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  • British Mammals Extinction Risk

    A report launched by The Mammal Society and Natural England is the first comprehensive review of British mammals for 20 years. It found almost one in five species face a high risk of extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th June 2018
  • Protected Areas Under Threat

    An alarming new study has reported that one third of all the world’s protected areas are now under intense pressure from human activity.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd June 2018
  • Southern Sea Otter Survival

    As southern sea otter population recover from near extinction due to hunting for the fur trade, they are still suffering from low genetic diversity. A new study examines the most effective way to save them.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th May 2018
  • Wildfires May Cause Harm to Orangutan Health

    Human activity has resulted in an increase of wildfires in Borneo, which may cause long-term health problems for endangered orangutans due to smoke inhalation.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th May 2018
  • Too Popular to be Saved?

    A study of the world’s most 10 most charismatic species suggests that they are at risk of extinction because the public believes that their iconic status guarantees their survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th May 2018
  • Vultures Poisoned by Hunters’ Bullets

    Scientists studying African White-backed vultures have discovered that one reason for their decline in numbers is lead poisoning from ingesting hunters bullets.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th April 2018
  • Extinction Risk for Cambodia’s Leopards

    A decline of 72% in the last five years that the last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, due to increased poaching levels.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd April 2018
  • Pine Martens Help Control Grey Squirrels

    Pine martens are making a comeback in Scotland, which is suppressing populations of the invasive grey squirrel – this in turn is helping the recovery of the native red squirrel.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th April 2018
  • ‘Beacon of Hope’ for Tropical Biodiversity

    The fragmentation of tropical rainforests is causing a wave of species extinctions, but a new study has found that the regeneration of secondary forests causes many species to return.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2018
  • The Devil’s Decline

    Ongoing monitoring of wild Tasmanian devils has revealed that their population is still in decline, due to the deadly devil facial tumour disease.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2018