Articles Tagged with “Wildlife”

23 Articles found tagged with “Wildlife”.

  • New Hope for Snubby

    A comprehensive status review of the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey has shown that, despite still facing threats to its its small populations, the species is benefiting from community-based conservation awareness work.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th March 2018
  • Human-Induced Noise Stresses Birds

    Exposure to constant noise from oil and gas operations is causing chronic stress in birds. In some cases, the birds also have chicks whose growth is stunted, leading to warnings that bird populations could decline due to human-induced noise pollution.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th March 2018
  • Conserving Corridors Crucial to Conserving Tigers

    High traffic roads and densely populated urban areas are a severe impediment to tiger movement between their increasingly fragmented habitat. Conserving corridors between protected areas is crucial to the tiger’s long-term survival.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th February 2018
  • Impact of Lions on Falling Giraffe Populations

    In a first study of its kind, the impact of lions on giraffe populations has been researched. Findings indicate that lions reduce calf survival, which has implications for giraffe conservation and how their populations are managed in the wild.

    By Alex Taylor on 18th February 2018
  • Plastic Pollution Causing Marine Turtle Deaths

    A worldwide survey has revealed that hundreds of marine turtles are dying each year because they are becoming entangled in rubbish in our oceans and on our beaches.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th February 2018
  • Patterns of Elephant Poaching Revealed

    Surveys carried out in Tanzania have revealed patterns of elephant poaching that will help inform future conservation action and help tackle the problem in the region.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th January 2018
  • Climate Change May Starve Bamboo Lemurs

    As the climate changes and Madagascar’s dry season gets longer, endangered greater bamboo lemurs may be forced to eat less nutritious food, and could slowly starve.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th December 2017
  • Genetic Rescue Helps Endangered Possum

    Genetic rescue, the process where inbred populations receive genes from another, healthy population, has for the first time been used to increase the population and help the future survival of the endangered mountain pygmy possum.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th December 2017
  • Bycatch Responsible for Decline of Sea Lion

    Scientists studying the decline of the New Zealand sea lion have linked it to commercial fisheries bycatch around their breeding colonies on the Auckland Islands, which has previously been assumed to be only a minor threat.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th November 2017
  • Neotropical Parrot Populations Under Threat

    A recent study has discovered that more than 38% of Neotropical parrot populations on the American continent are under threat of extinction, and human activities such as hunting for the local and international trade and habitat loss are to blame.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd October 2017