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.

  • Marijuana Farms Harm Fishers

    Fishers in Northern California were five times more likely to die from poisoning than predation compared to fishers in the southern Sierra Nevada.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th November 2015
  • Saiga Saga

    By 2010 there were around 81,000 left, but this year marked the start of the saiga die-offs.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th November 2015
  • Vanishing Vultures

    The six species have now been updated to either ‘endangered’ or ‘critically endangered’ status on the Red List.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th November 2015
  • Climate Change and Sea Turtles

    The warming of the planet due to climate change is causing reproduction patterns to change.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th October 2015
  • Can Ecotourism Put Wildlife at Risk?

    Protected areas throughout the world receive 8 billion visitors every year, so it is clear the ecotourism business is booming.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th October 2015
  • Climate Change Could Dry Out Wetlands

    long summer droughts and other factors will likely lead to the rapid drying or even complete loss of many ecologically important wetlands.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th October 2015
  • Umbrella Effect of Pandas

    Chinese measures to protect this conservation icon have also benefited a number of other threatened species, including birds, mammals and amphibians.

    By Alex Taylor on 1st October 2015
  • Alarming Decline of Ocean Wildlife

    Between 1970 and 2012, marine vertebrates have declined by 49% and some fish species have declined by nearly 75%.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd September 2015
  • Birds Pay the Price for Timber Demand

    Illegal logging is having serious impacts – not just on the forests themselves – but on the animals. It’s reasonable to assume that if the birds are being this powerfully impacted, it’s impacting other groups, such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th September 2015
  • Sumatran Rhino Extinct in Malaysia

    It is vital for the survival of the species that all remaining Sumatran rhinos are viewed as a metapopulation, meaning that all are managed in a single program across national and international borders in order to maximize overall birth rate.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th September 2015