Decline in native fish species — Invasive species on the increase

The majority of Bavaria's watercourses are in poor ecological condition. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now conducted the first...

Coastal wetlands will survive rising seas, but only if we let them

When Florence slogged ashore in North Carolina last week, coastal wetlands offered one of the best lines of defense against the hurricane's waves and...

Global trade in exotic pets threatens parrots through the spread of a virus

Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in wild parrot populations has been detected in eight new countries, raising concerns for threatened species. The new countries...

Researchers develop new approach to conserving tree species

Globally, forest trees are increasingly at risk from habitat destruction, pests and disease, and a changing climate. But the guidelines for effective preservation of...

Study reveals night-time habits of captive flamingos

What do captive flamingos do at night, when their zoo or wildlife park is closed? Without the threat of predators and with food provided, it's...

New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies

New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritized to reduce...

Are vulnerable lions eating endangered zebras?

Are Laikipia's recovering lions turning to endangered Grevy's zebras (Equus grevyi) for their next meal? That's what a team of researchers led by WCS and...

Joined forces to fight global extinction of threatened species

The UK's number one zoo and one of the country's best universities have teamed up to help prevent the extinction of threatened species across...

Research methods that find serial criminals could help save tigers

A geographic profiling tool used to catch serial criminals could help reduce the casualties of human-tiger conflict, according to scientists who collaborated on an...

Inbreeding and disease are factors in decline of bumblebee

By sequencing the genome of the yellow-banded bumblebee, York University researchers have found that inbreeding and disease are likely culprits in their rapid decline...

For exotic pets, the most popular are also most likely to be released in...

Among pet snakes and lizards, the biggest-selling species are also the most likely to be released by their owners - and to potentially become...

Yellowstone pronghorn finds highway crossing structures a conservation success

A recently published study by scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Oregon State University has confirmed that efforts to protect migrating pronghorn...

Community-based conservation management has positive effect on wildlife

Putting land management in the hands of local communities helps the wildlife within, according to new research by a Penn State scientist. A new...

Surviving large carnivores have far-reaching impact

Anywhere large-bodied mammalian carnivore species are present, other, smaller carnivores are less likely to occur, according to an international team of researchers that conducted...

Capturing elephants from the wild shortens their lives

The study shows that even years after capture, the mortality rate of wild-caught elephants remains increased, and their average life expectancy is several years...