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PPR virus poses threat to conservation

A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published...

Electronic tags show insights into survival rates of white sharks

The study, "Juvenile survival, competing risks, and spatial variation in mortality risk of a marine apex predator," published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, confirms...

Seal pups dying from mites, pneumonia and changing sea temperatures

Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers uncovered several key factors contributing to a die-off of South American fur seal pups, including mites, pneumonia and sea surface...

Humans behind majority of raptor deaths in Ontario

Human encroachment is the leading cause of death among Ontario's at-risk birds of prey, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study. Among deceased raptors...

More roads in grizzly bear habitat means more deaths

It's simple math, says scientist Clayton Lamb. The closer grizzly bears are to humans, the more ways there are for the bears to die....

Marine turtles dying after entangled in plastic rubbish

Hundreds of marine turtles die every year after becoming entangled in rubbish in the oceans and on beaches, including plastic 'six pack' holders and...

Scientists study rehabilitation of endangered African penguins

With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The...