Articles Tagged with “Wildlife”

48 Articles found tagged with “Wildlife”.

  • Chimpanzees at the Crossroads

    Research shows that chimpanzees react to changes to their habitats by adapting to human development, such as learning to cross roads safely and knowing when to avoid people. However, further development could seriously harm their abundance and distribution.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st June 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
  • Mediterranean Fish Susceptible to Climate Change

    European freshwater fish will be strongly affected by climate change. A new study has shown that species from the Mediterranean region are at high risk, with fish from extreme habitats characterised by heat and drought particularly vulnerable.

    By Alex Taylor on 15th April 2019
  • Tracking Turtles with Telemetry

    A new model has been created that can forecast the location of critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles along the coast of Central and South America. This will aid efforts to decrease bycatch mortality.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th April 2019
  • Wildlife Trade Protections Take Too Long

    Hundreds of threatened species could be at risk of extinction because the time it takes for them to get protection from CITES against the illegal wildlife trade is too slow, and does not keep up to date with scientific knowledge.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th April 2019
  • Conservation Potential of Restored Farmland

    Farmland soon to be retired in California’s San Joaquin Desert could play a crucial role in the habitat restoration and protection necessary to conserve the blunt-nosed leopard lizard and other endangered species.

    By Alex Taylor on 1st April 2019
  • UK Carnivores Make a Comeback

    There has been a remarkable comeback of many of the UK’s carnivore species, with new research showing that their population numbers have improved since the 1960s as they recover from harmful human activities that have now stopped.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th March 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
  • 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