Articles Tagged with “conservation”

33 Articles found tagged with “conservation”.

  • Research Bias Leaves Primates at Risk

    A study of research articles published in recent years has found that they have focused heavily on a few charismatic primates and nationally protected parks and forests, leaving lesser known species and habitats at risk.

    By Alex Taylor on 6th September 2019
  • Faecal Transplants for Koalas

    Analyses of microbiomes in the guts of koalas has led tot he discovery that faecal transplants could help them to eat a wider range of food. This may help them to survive habitat loss and could benefit other endangered species with very specific diets.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th August 2019
  • Empathy for Insects

    Entomologists are calling for greater research and science-based community actions to save insects. They say specific legislation is required to preserve the incredible diversity of insects, as well as addressing the huge gaps in our knowledge.

    By Alex Taylor on 20th July 2019
  • Saving Slow-Breeding Giants

    A new study suggests that short-term trends in population size and distribution may not be the best way to judge a species extinction risk, if that species is a large, slow-breeding animal. Conservation decisions based on these trends may fail to protect them.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th June 2019
  • Imminent Bumblebee Extinction

    The American bumblebee is an important pollinator of Canada’s food crops and trees and shrubs. However, long-term data has shown that it is facing imminent local extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th May 2019
  • Innovation in Koala-Spotting

    An innovative technology has been developed to aid koala conservation. Drones and infrared imaging are being utilised to improve spotting them through the eucalyptus trees from the air, a more reliable and less invasive technique.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th March 2019
  • Lemur Videos Fuel Demand for Pets

    New research analysing social media reactions has found that viral videos of seemingly cuddly wild animals fuels the demand for the illegal pet trade and has harmful impacts on the animals themselves and their populations in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th February 2019
  • Tourists Object to Macaque Exploitation

    It is not uncommon to see animals being exploited for tourist’s photo opportunity. Encouraging new research shows that, in Morocco, 88% of people who were surveyed object to the use of barbary macaques as photo props for ethical or animal welfare reasons.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th February 2019
  • Bear Necessities

    Andean bears are threatened by climate change and habitat loss. A new study has revealed that water is a rare but critical resource, and important for their survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th February 2019
  • 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