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.

  • Gun Hunting Driving Primates to Extinction

    New research carried out on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea has discovered that, as gun hunting increases, the abundance of the island’s seven monkey species falls

    By Alex Taylor on 27th April 2016
  • Collapse of Gorilla Subspecies

    The decline can be traced back to the Rwandan genocide in 1994, which forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR), the only country in which the Grauer’s gorilla is found.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th April 2016
  • Tigers Declared Extinct in Cambodia

    Vulnerable to the illegal wildlife trade, Tigers have now been declared extinct in Cambodia by WWF. A bold action plan has been launched to reintroduce the big cats back into Cambodia.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th April 2016
  • Community Conservation Helps Hirola

    The Abdullah Somali community runs the Ishaqbini Conservancy which is part of a network of 33 community conservancies, operating under the umbrella of the Northern Rangelands Trust.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th March 2016
  • Good News for Orangutans…Or Is It?

    In the last 25 years, Sumatra has lost almost half of its forests, and has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. The orangutan’s forest home is being felled and turned into oil palm plantations on a massive scale.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th March 2016
  • Howler Monkey Die-Offs

    Examination of some of the dead monkeys have shown that they had full stomachs and only mild dehydration, which rules out a lack of food or water as the primary cause of death.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th March 2016
  • New Strategy to Save Sharks and Rays

    More than 1,100 species of sharks and rays, in both marine and freshwater habitats, are facing extinction. Threats to their survival include pollution, habitat loss and overfishing.

    By Alex Taylor on 26th February 2016
  • Logging Helps Rats Invade

    New research, led by Imperial College London, has identified that logging makes rainforests more attractive to black rats.

    By Alex Taylor on 19th February 2016
  • ‘Alalā Genome Sequenced

    The announcement marks the beginning of what is hoped to be a good year for the ‘Alalā, as conservationists are planning to reintroduce some birds from captivity into prepared habitat on Hawaii later in 2016

    By Alex Taylor on 10th February 2016