Articles Tagged with “Wildlife”

12 Articles found tagged with “Wildlife”.

  • Sharks Threatened by Global Food Markets

    Cutting-edge DNA barcoding technology has shown that the majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the world come from endangered species, and are therefore illegal to trade.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th August 2017
  • Hot Dogs

    Climate change may be harming the future of one of the world’s most endangered predators – the African wild dog. As they spend less time hunting on days with higher temperatures, less food is brought back to feed the pups and their survival declines.

    By Alex Taylor on 23rd July 2017
  • Biological Annihilation

    A global evaluation of population trends has led biologists to report that more than 30% of all vertebrate species have declining populations. Described as a “biological annihilation”, the results show that a sixth mass extinction is underway and is more severe than previously thought.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th July 2017
  • Finding New Homes Won’t Help Emperors

    Many species can migrate to avoid the effects of climate change but a new study has shown that, while finding new homes may help Emperor penguins in the short term, by the end of the century their populations will face devastating declines.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th June 2017
  • Natural Disasters Pose Threat to Rare Rhinos

    The world’s only population of critically endangered Javan rhinos could go extinct in the future due to natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. Scientists are urging the establishment of secure populations and increasing the existing population in Ujung Kulan National Park.

    By Alex Taylor on 14th May 2017
  • Logging Threatens Leatherbacks

    Debris from logging activities in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of their mothers at one of the world’s most important nesting sites.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th May 2017
  • Hunting A Major Threat

    For the first time, hunting-induced declines in animal populations have been analysed. This new research discovered that hunting is a major threat to wildlife, particularly in the tropics.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th April 2017
  • The Endangered Freshwater Giants

    Freshwater megafauna are in decline, but their importance to ecosystems and other species is great. Scientists are calling for more research and conservation actions for these species, to protect and reverse the declining biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th March 2017
  • The Cost of De-Extinction

    A new study has found that de-extinction could actually lead to biodiversity loss rather than gain. Money spent on de-extinction would divert resources away from conservation programmes aimed at preventing the extinction of endangered animals.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2017
  • Effects of Roads Underestimated

    The negative impact of roads on species of carnivore has been seriously underestimated, according to a new study. The authors say that the protection status of species affected by roads cutting through their habitat should be reconsidered.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th February 2017