Articles Tagged with “Blog”

42 Articles found tagged with “Blog”.

  • Trees Moving Up… Towards Extinction

    In response to climate change, tropical trees are migrating upslope. However, research has found that their movement is not fast enough to avoid a loss of biodiversity and even extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th January 2019
  • Bat Cull Unwarranted

    A major cull of the endangered Mauritius flying fox has been announced to prevent fruit crop damage, however new research has found the bat is responsible for only some damage, and could be managed effectively without the need to cull.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th December 2018
  • Mammals Cannot Evolve Fast Enough to Escape Extinction Crisis

    Nature’s defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up with the extermination of species by humans. If conservation efforts are not improved, so many mammal species will go extinct in the next five decades that nature will need 3-5 million years to recover.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th December 2018
  • Serial Criminals Could Save Tigers

    A geographic profiling tool used to catch serial criminals could help reduce the casualties of human-tiger conflict and cut attacks by half, according to new research.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th September 2018
  • Koala Genome Sequenced

    The full koala genome has been successfully sequenced. The highly accurate genomic data will provide information to inform habitat conservation, tackle diseases and help ensure this iconic animal’s long-term survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Primates in Peril

    Primates may be our closest relatives but we are causing them serious harm. A comprehensive review of the influence of human activities on wild primate populations in four countries has found that they are facing major threats.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2018
  • Panda Data Shows Success

    A large scale study of giant panda habitat use and threats to their survival has proven how valuable long-term data is to the conservation of species. Pandas are using secondary forests far more than they have before, however human presence in panda habitats is increasing.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th August 2018
  • Wolf Reintroduction in Scotland

    New research on wolf reintroduction in Scotland indicates that for them to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Highlands, they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th July 2018
  • New Technology Assists the Protection of Primates

    New facial recognition software and an app using state-of-the-art technology can help in the fight to protect endangered primates, more than 60% of which face extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th July 2018