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.

  • 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
  • The Leopard’s Lost Range

    The leopard has lost as much as 75% of its historic range. They once occupied a vast range of approximately 35 million square kilometres throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

    By Alex Taylor on 19th May 2016
  • Double Jeopardy for African Antelopes

    Even small changes in climate could push these species out of their comfort zone and under the threat of extinction

    By Alex Taylor on 9th May 2016
  • 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