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Scientists release global wildlife map of 'cool-spots' and 'hot-spots'
A new study maps the last vestiges of wild places where the world's threatened species can take refuge from the ravages of unregulated hunting, land clearing, and other industrial activities. (2019-03-12)
Pollinators need people
A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and habitat. (2019-03-11)
Crucial milestone for critically endangered bird
A team led by a conservation biologist from the University of Kent has successfully relocated threatened Seychelles paradise flycatchers (Terpsiphone corvina) to a different island to help prevent their extinction. (2019-03-07)
Coral reef parks protecting only 40 percent of fish biomass potential
Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups examining the ecological status of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans have uncovered an unsettling fact: even the best coral reef marine parks contain less than half of the fish biomass found in the most remote reefs that lie far from human settlements. (2019-03-07)
Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation
Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research shows. (2019-03-07)
Insect food webs
Biological diversity stabilizes species interactions. (2019-03-06)
Translocation of bighorn sheep in Arizona has positive genetic outcomes
Research shows it is possible to re-establish bighorn sheep populations without a reduction of genetic diversity over a short period and without erosion of ancestral lineage. (2019-03-06)
Ecological vineyards help protecting bird population in the environment
Ecological farmlands help protecting bird populations and reducing the effects of global change on the environment. (2019-03-06)
Rethinking old-growth forests using lichens as an indicator of conservation value
Two Canadian biologists propose a better way to assess the conservation value of North American old-growth forests -- using lichens, sensitive bioindicators of environmental change. (2019-03-05)
Global analysis of billions of Wikipedia searches reveals biodiversity secrets
An international team of researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Birmingham and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have found that the way in which people use the internet is closely tied to patterns and rhythms in the natural world. (2019-03-05)
Analysis of billions of Wikipedia searches reveals biodiversity secrets
An international team of researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Birmingham and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have found that the way in which people use the internet is closely tied to patterns and rhythms in the natural world. (2019-03-05)
Human 'footprint' on Antarctica measured for first time
The full extent of the human 'footprint' on Antarctica has been revealed for the first time by new IMAS-led research which used satellite images to measure stations, huts, runways, waste sites and tourist camps at 158 locations. (2019-03-04)
Ancient mammal remains digested by crocodiles reveal new species
Fossilized bones that appear to have been digested by crocodiles in the Cayman Islands have revealed three new species and subspecies of mammal that roamed the island more than 300 years ago. (2019-03-04)
Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal
Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to climate and land use change the ideal habitats of today may not be fitting in 30 or 50 years. (2019-02-28)
Despite export bans global seahorse trade continues
Many countries are engaged in a vast illegal and unrecorded international trade in seahorses, one that circumvents global regulations, according to new UBC study that has implications for many other animal species. (2019-02-28)
ESA tipsheet for March 4,5, 2019
Get a sneak peek into these new scientific papers, publishing on March 4,5, 2019 in the Ecological Society of America's journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. (2019-02-28)
Endangered eel located using DNA from one liter of water
Researchers have shed light on the distribution of Japanese eel by analyzing environmental DNA (eDNA) from small samples of river water. (2019-02-28)
Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts
An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, from elephants and crows, to whales and chimpanzees, argues that animals' cultural knowledge needs to be taken into consideration when planning international conservation efforts. (2019-02-26)
Recovering forests important to conservation, study finds
Tropical forests recovering from disturbance could be much more important to the conservation of forest bird species than first thought, according to a new study. (2019-02-26)
Studying species interactions using remote camera traps
In a recent study carried out by researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Germany and University of California, Davis, USA, the scientists explored to what extent camera trap data are suitable to assess subtle species interactions such as avoidance in space and time. (2019-02-22)
Method assesses health and size of lizard populations
Monitoring programs that survey many wildlife species at the same time across large geographic regions are important for informing conservation decisions, but reptiles are often missing from these efforts because they are difficult to survey. (2019-02-21)
Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada
To better understand the effects of climate change on the bird community in the Sierra Nevada region, researchers examined the impacts to birds from a recent extreme drought (2013-2016). (2019-02-21)
World's biggest bee found
Lost to science for decades and thought perhaps extinct, Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) has been rediscovered in an Indonesian rainforest. (2019-02-21)
New study: How to save a seabird
A new study outlines more than a decade of success in reducing seabird bycatch in Alaska's longline fisheries, and where there's still room for improvement. (2019-02-20)
Study shows hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of mankind's Ebola virus. (2019-02-15)
Biocolonizer species are putting the conservation of the granite at Machu Picchu at risk
The UPV/EHU's IBeA research group has used a non-destructive methodology to determine the role of specific algae, lichens, mosses, cyanobacteria, etc. that may be causing exfoliation and delamination, which are degrading the Sacred Rock of Machu Picchu, one of the most important symbols in the Peruvian archaeological city. (2019-02-14)
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to the 8th Century AD. (2019-02-13)
Half-Earth preservation with Natura 2000
In recent years, calls to preserve greater swaths of the Earth's land- and seascapes have grown. (2019-02-13)
Study: Aquaculture does little, if anything, to conserve wild fisheries
New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild fisheries. (2019-02-11)
Think big -- at least when it comes to global conservation
According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. (2019-02-08)
Rating riverside corridors -- the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change
While riverside habitats are known to be important for species migrating under climate change, this is the first study to rank riparian areas as targets for restoration and conservation efforts. (2019-02-08)
Could theatre be way forward in communicating conservation messages?
Theatre performances in zoos can be effective in increasing knowledge of important conservation messages, a study at the University of York has revealed. (2019-02-07)
Study explores new way to help increase conservation impact
A study led by researchers at the University of Southampton reveals huge variations in the similarity and breadth of animal roles in nature across different parts of the world. (2019-02-07)
A scientific study reveals the enigmas on social behaviour of western lowland gorillas
A new study reveals one of the enigmas related to the social behaviour of the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in the heart of the African equatorial rainforest. hese primates show a dynamic social structure -- individuals change frequently between families -- with a high degree of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among the members. (2019-02-06)
Six new species of hideously adorable tentacle-nosed catfish discovered in Amazon
Scientists just discovered six new species of bristlenose catfish in the Amazon. (2019-02-06)
'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds
Remote recording devices used to 'eavesdrop' on a reintroduced population of one of New Zealand's rarest birds have been heralded as a breakthrough for conservation. (2019-02-05)
Ramped up efforts needed to protect the world's inland waters
Surface water protection is well below global targets in over half of the world's countries, according to a new study from the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service. (2019-02-05)
NW Forest Plan 25 years later: Wildfire losses up, bird populations down
Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in bird populations have not been reversed, new research shows. (2019-02-04)
Scientists strategize for better conservation plans
Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques outlined by a Texas A&M University scientist and others. (2019-02-01)
Achieving a balance: Animal welfare and conservation
In a paper recently published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science, a team of researchers, animal care experts and veterinarians evaluate the balance between animal welfare and conservation needs for a number of rare species of native birds being raised in San Diego Zoo Global breeding centers in Hawaii. (2019-01-31)
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