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Study reveals impact of habitat fragmentation on migrant birds

Experts at the University of Stirling have shed new light on the impact of habitat fragmentation on migrant birds. Scientists used audio technology to analyse...

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...

Scientists warn that US-Mexico border wall threatens biodiversity

Amidst increased tensions over the US-Mexico border, a multinational group of over 2500 scientists have endorsed an article cautioning that a hardened barrier may...

Joint paper identifies one of Mesoamerica’s last intact forest blocks

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Yale University have created a plan to preserve one of the last intact forest strongholds for the jaguar...

For lemurs size of forest fragments is important

Occurrence probability of three lemur species in tropical dry forest increases with fragment size but can increase or decrease with fragment isolation depending on...

Proposed border wall will harm Texas plants and animals

In the latest peer-reviewed publication on the potential impacts of a border wall on plants and animals, conservation biologists, led by a pair of...

Norfolk’s iconic swallowtail butterfly at risk from climate change

Norfolk's butterflies, bees, bugs, birds, trees and mammals are at major risk from climate change as temperatures rise -- according to new research from...

Landscape genetics branches out to help conserve riverside forests

The conservation of river floodplain ecosystems is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Forests on the banks of rivers or along...

King penguins may be on the move very soon

"The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to...

For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matter

Old, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an Oregon State...

The disappearance of common species

Together with their colleagues from the Senckenberg Nature Research Society, scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to show that currently...

Do large mammals use road crossing structures?

Large mammals crossing US Highway 93 are more likely to use wildlife crossing structures than move past a random location in the surrounding habitat,...

Turtles threatened by fragmented habitat

A recent study published in Conservation Genetics by researchers from the Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), and the Turtle...

Grizzly bears depend on overpasses

Researchers have determined how female grizzly bears keep their cubs safe while crossing the Trans-Canada Highway. Adam Ford, Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Restoration Ecology...

Life on the edge

Breaking up the rain forest into small, isolated patches is forcing more species to live at the forest edge and putting those that are...