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New book examines ecology of threatened prairie-chickens
A new volume in the Cooper Ornithological Society's Studies in Avian Biology series highlights the ecology of lesser prairie-chickens. (2016-03-11)
New frog species discovered in India's wastelands
A team of researchers from India and the National University of Singapore has discovered a new species of narrow-mouthed frog in the laterite rock formations of India's coastal plains. (2016-03-10)
Suffering warthogs seek out nit-picking mongooses for relief
Warthogs living in Uganda have learned to rid themselves of annoying ticks by seeking out the grooming services of some accommodating neighbors: a group of mongooses looking for snacks. (2016-03-09)
Scientists call for a shake-up in the way we record biodiversity
Are some species under real threat of extinction or are we just not looking for them any more? (2016-03-08)
Understanding differences within species is critical to conservation efforts
A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications shows that differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes. (2016-03-04)
New institute to protect America's national parks
A new independent institute located at Duke University will work to preserve America's national parks and protected areas through research and education, and promote greater use of the parks as scientific research sites. (2016-03-03)
Is conservation aid preventing deforestation?
International conservation aid may lead to more deforestation in sub-Saharan African countries. (2016-03-01)
Is rare wildlife traded on the darknet?
Unlike illicit trade in drugs, guns or pornography, illicit trade in rare wildlife doesn't have to hide on the 'darknet' because people can find whatever rare species they want in the open marketplace. (2016-02-29)
How to argue for biodiversity conservation: 2 simple guides
Biodiversity decline is a fact, but how can society be convinced of the benefits of biodiversity for human well being and of the necessity of further protective action? (2016-02-29)
Global alliance for rethinking aquaculture in developing economies of the Indian Ocean
The innovationXchange in Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is launching a global alliance, in partnership with Conservation X Labs, SecondMuse, NineSigma, and the World Wildlife Fund, to source new solutions and engage new solvers to rethink the future of aquaculture particularly around three areas:  Rethinking feeds used in aquaculture; Redesigning aquaculture systems; and Creating new ocean products, to improve both food security and enhance sustainability. (2016-02-28)
U-M researchers leading effort to explain recent howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua
Two University of Michigan-based scientists are leading an effort to explain the recent deaths of at least 75 howler monkeys living in the tropical forests of southwestern Nicaragua. (2016-02-25)
Autonomous acoustic sensors help researchers find endangered seabirds
Marbled murrelets are so secretive that biologists didn't even know where they nested until the 1970s, and monitoring the populations of these endangered seabirds remains a challenge. (2016-02-25)
Mountaintop mining, crop irrigation can damage water biodiversity, Virginia Tech researcher says
An international, multi-institutional team of researchers that includes a Virginia Tech graduate student recommends ways that humans can protect freshwater from salts in an article Friday (Feb. (2016-02-25)
Freshwater biodiversity has positive impact on global food security
Inland freshwaters with a greater variety of fish species (biodiversity) have higher-yielding and less variable fisheries according to a new study from the University of Southampton and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). (2016-02-24)
Creation of an island: The extinction of animals on Zanzibar
Researchers at the University of York have been part of the first comprehensive study of how Zanzibar was formed, charting the extinction of various animals from the island. (2016-02-23)
New Nature Communications study says 'fear itself' can help restore ecosystems
Lions, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts that strike fear into humans and other animals. (2016-02-23)
New model may improve population management of species facing local extinction
By developing a new model, researchers have provided the first detailed mortality estimates for male African lions. (2016-02-22)
Conservation hopes up for the endangered banana frog restricted to Southwest Ethiopia
As the natural forests in Ethiopia is already less than 3 percent of what it once has been, the banana frog species, dwelling exclusively in the southwestern part of the African country, is exposed to a great risk of extinction. (2016-02-18)
Study confirms only site in SE Asia showing tiger recovery
A new study by a team of Thai and international scientists finds that a depleted tiger population in Thailand is rebounding thanks to enhanced protection measures. (2016-02-18)
California's ecological abundance
UCSB researchers contributed chapters to 'Ecosystems of California,' an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem in the state (2016-02-18)
Can ecotourism save endangered species?
Using population viability modelling, Griffith University researchers Professor Ralf Buckley, Dr. (2016-02-17)
Are conservation efforts for coral reefs misguided?
A recent global analysis indicates that more than half of coral reefs are located less than 30 minutes from the nearest human settlement, but these reefs are receiving less protection than reefs located farther away from people. (2016-02-16)
What do the world's leading shark researchers think of shark conservation policy?
University of Miami Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy researchers investigated the conservation policy preferences of shark scientists, and their personal histories of conservation advocacy and their opinions about the environmental non-profit community. (2016-02-15)
Scientists: Think more broadly to predict wildlife climate change survival
In a paper published this week in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Dr. (2016-02-15)
Guam research fills voids
Researchers on Guam investigate an under-studied tree species. (2016-02-14)
New species with heart-shaped fruits inspires a love for biodiversity in Hawai'i
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a group of scientists from Hawai'i have discovered a new plant species with small heart-shaped fruits from the Island of Maui. (2016-02-11)
The third sister: Long-suspected third desert tortoise species proven to exist in Mexico
The huge variability among the desert tortoise populations of Mexico has finally been given an explanation after casting doubts for several decades. (2016-02-11)
Marine vessel tracking system also a lifesaver for wildlife
A new paper from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in partnership with researchers and practitioners from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. (2016-02-11)
Experts urge extreme caution on 'rewilding' to save wild places
Efforts to 'rewild' the landscape have become increasingly popular in some corners, but researchers writing in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Feb. (2016-02-08)
Secondhand smoke: Nations producing less greenhouse gas most vulnerable to climate change
A new study by University of Queensland and WCS shows a dramatic global mismatch between nations producing the most greenhouse gases and the ones most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. (2016-02-05)
Discovery: Many white-tailed deer have malaria
By chance,scientists have discovered a malaria parasite that infects white-tailed deer. (2016-02-05)
National politics shape the impacts of park law enforcement
Evidence from West African countries Benin and Niger suggests that more responsive governance can blunt the negative effects of law enforcement in national parks. (2016-02-02)
Lack of data increases risk to species' survival
Incomplete information is leaving many endangered species off conservation priorities. (2016-02-02)
Biodegradable fishing nets may help protect marine animals
New research shows that a biodegradable net material can be used to create nets that have similar catch rates as conventional nets but decompose after a certain period of time under water. (2016-02-01)
Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have procedure
During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer and preserve hormonal levels, but few women receive this surgical option, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. (2016-02-01)
Traditional planting of fruit trees promotes animal diversity in the Mala
Traditional fruit gardens planted by indigenous communities in the Malaysian rainforest increase the diversity of the animals who make it their home, research has found. (2016-02-01)
How 'more food per field' could help save our wild spaces
Increased farm yields could help to spare land from agriculture for natural habitats that benefit wildlife and store greenhouse gases, but only if the right policies are in place. (2016-01-28)
Wildlife win when cash takes edge off 'park vs. people' conservation conflict
Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash -- a decent amount of it -- goes a long way. (2016-01-28)
Intact nature offers best defense against climate change
Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study conducted by CSIRO, Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Queensland. (2016-01-28)
Satellites show Florida beaches becoming darker, and that's good for sea turtles
Satellite data on artificial nighttime light in Florida from 1992-2012 was compared to robust data on sea turtle nesting for the same period, showing regulations have cut light levels to the benefit of turtles. (2016-01-28)
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