Articles by Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

I am a freelance conservation journalist, with a BSc in Conservation Biology and a Master of Research postgraduate degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology. I blog about new research in the field of conservation biology, and my main area of interest is species conservation.

  • Jaguar Movements Restricted

    A large gene-based survey based on nearly 450 samples in MesoAmerica has identified areas of conservation concern for the region’s jaguars.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd November 2016
  • Link Between Amphibian Disease and Climate Change

    New research has been published that shows that climate change will make the impact of the chytrid fungus disease worse. Already at high altitudes, frogs and toads are being infected at increasingly high rates.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th November 2016
  • Recovery of Yosemite’s Yellow-legged Frog

    A study shows that after decades of decline (and despite continual exposures to stresses such as non-native fish, disease and pesticides) the frog’s abundance across Yosemite has increased seven-fold.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th November 2016
  • Worst Elephant Losses in 25 Years

    Using population estimates from a wide range of sources, including aerial surveys and elephant dung counts, the findings show that estimates for 2015 are 93,000 lower than they were in 2006. The continental total number of elephants is now thought to be about 415,000.

    By Alex Taylor on 26th October 2016
  • Loss of the World’s Wilderness

    A current map compared to one from the 1990’s showed that an estimated 3.3 million square kilometres of wilderness – almost 10% of the world’s land area – has been lost in the intervening years.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th October 2016
  • Further Updates to the Red List

    Further updates to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was released during the IUCN World Conservation Congress earlier this month.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd October 2016
  • An Ark for Mammals

    Mammals are one of the hardest hit groups of animals when habitat is lost through human activities.

    By Alex Taylor on 26th September 2016
  • Rapid Recovery of the Island Fox

    Island foxes, endemic to the Channel Islands off the southern coast of California, have been removed from the endangered species list following a rapid recovery.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th September 2016
  • Impact of Climate Change on Primates

    The world’s populations of monkeys, apes and lemurs will be seriously affected by climate change, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Primatology.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd August 2016