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.

  • 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
  • Living on the Edge

    In the forests many species are forced to live on the edge of their habitat, with a study showing that 90% of tropical amphibian and reptile species are vulnerable to the ‘edge effect’. Scientists are now calling for a new approach to forest conservation and management.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2016
  • Spix’s Macaw Sighting

    The Spix’s macaw is a bird that was probably never very common. One was sighted in 2000 and then they were thought to be extinct in the wild until recently.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th July 2016
  • Red List Update

    Two species of shark are now endangered and one primate is now critically endangered. The IUCN is now calling for urgent action to save them.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th July 2016
  • Rare Moth Numbers Tumble

    The Dark Bordered Beauty is a moth that certainly lives up to its name, but not many of us will be able to appreciate it due to numbers falling in its isolated populations.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th July 2016
  • Climate Change’s First Mammalian Victim

    The Bramble Cay melomys will go down in history, as it is the first mammal to become extinct due to human-induced climate change.

    By Alex Taylor on 27th June 2016
  • Climate Change Turns Up the Heat on Koalas

    Climate change is causing temperatures to rise and, in places where they are already high, may cause these areas to become inhospitable to wildlife.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th June 2016
  • Don’t Feed the Monkeys

    Barbary macaques once stretched throughout northern Africa and southern Europe, however populations have suffered a major decline in recent years existing only in isolated areas in Morocco and Algeria.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th June 2016
  • Canaries in the Ocean Coalmine

    Researchers from Newcastle University have found that 59 species of fish have disappeared from fishermen’s catches in the Philippines between 1950 and 2014.

    By Alex Taylor on 3rd June 2016
  • Honey Bee Colony Losses

    Honey bee losses reinforce what sciences continues to tell us; we must take immediate action to restrict pesticides contributing to bee declines.

    By Alex Taylor on 24th May 2016