Articles Tagged with “Research”

58 Articles found tagged with “Research”.

  • 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
  • Antarctic Winners and Losers

    The impacts of climate change in the Antarctic will include temperature rise, sea-ice reduction and changes in food availability. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey used risk assessments like those used in the workplace to determine which species will benefit and which are at risk.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd 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
  • 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
  • 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