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.

  • Polecat Comeback

    Fingers crossed over the next 25 years we should see polecats continue to spread and consolidate their population throughout Britain.

    By Alex Taylor on 1st February 2016
  • Glimmer of Hope for Amphibians

    Conservationists have collected hundreds of amphibian species threatened by the fungus and are maintaining them in captivity with the hope to someday re-establish them in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th January 2016
  • When Policy and Science Don’t Match

    A new study has shown that the policies regulating the hunting of grey wolves do not match basic scientific data, and potentially undermine conservation efforts.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th January 2016
  • Population Decline of Antarctic Seabird

    Since 2005, the population of Giant Petrels has halved from over 5,800 nesting birds to around 2,600 in the South Orkney Islands.

    By Alex Taylor on 13th January 2016
  • Piping Plovers Losing Nesting Habitat

    Findings suggest that if drainage continues, there will be a continued decline in the breeding habitat for piping plovers at wetlands in the Great Plains.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd December 2015
  • South African Birds Feel the Heat

    A study of the physiology of birds in the Western Cape in South Africa suggests that birds’ population decline in response to warming temperatures is more complex, and more serious, than previously thought.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th November 2015
  • 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