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  • 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
  • Trees Moving Up… Towards Extinction

    In response to climate change, tropical trees are migrating upslope. However, research has found that their movement is not fast enough to avoid a loss of biodiversity and even extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th January 2019
  • Bat Cull Unwarranted

    A major cull of the endangered Mauritius flying fox has been announced to prevent fruit crop damage, however new research has found the bat is responsible for only some damage, and could be managed effectively without the need to cull.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th December 2018
  • Protected Areas Help Birds Adapt to Climate Change

    A study in Finland looking at changes in bird populations has revealed that protected areas help to slow down the north-bound retreat of species as the planet warms due to climate change.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th December 2018