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Sahara Wildlife Collapse
2013-12-04 08:52:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has suffered a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations, according to a new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The research team consisted of 40 scientists from 28 international organizations. They assessed 14 desert species, finding that half of those are regionally extinct or confined to one percent or less of their...

European Conservation Efforts Successful
2013-09-26 15:09:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Study after study seems to bring bad news for conservationists, but a new analysis of European wildlife shows that conservation efforts appear to be having a positive effect. Performed by the Zoological Society of London, Birdlife and the European Bird Census Council, the analysis found that species such as bears, lynx, eagles and vultures have increased in numbers across Europe over the past 50 years. “Wildlife will bounce back...

Image Of Eagle Attacking Deer Caught By Camera Trap
2013-09-23 10:25:32

Wildlife Conservation Society A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. The three images only cover a two-second period, but show an adult golden eagle clinging to the deer's back. Its carcass was found two weeks later, just a few yards from the camera, initially puzzling researchers. The paper and images appear in the September issue of the Journal of Raptor...

Human Influences Endangering Galapagos Sea Lions
2013-07-01 09:35:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like all biological functions, the immune system places demands on an organism and a new study in the journal PLoS ONE has found the highly active immune systems of some endangered Galapagos sea lions are stressing the animals to the point of starvation. In the study, the researchers compared two sea lion populations living within the archipelago: those near the human populated Islands of San Cristobal and those living by the...

Chimps Love A Good Brain Teaser
2013-02-25 05:11:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Apparently humans aren´t the only ones who enjoy a brain teaser every now and again, as newly published research has revealed solving puzzles also seems to be a source of gratification for chimpanzees. The study, which was published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and appears in the American Journal of Primatology, demonstrated six chimpanzees that were given a challenge which involved moving objects through a maze...

World Reptile Populations Critically Threatened Says New Report
2013-02-15 14:49:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) warns that not only are a large number of reptile species in danger of becoming extinct, there is also a severe lack of data on the conservation status of many reptiles around the world. According to the report, about one in five reptiles is currently endangered, and 12 percent are classified as ℠critically endangered.´ The research team, which included scientists from...

2013-02-13 14:43:36

Nest diet has big impact on attractiveness of hihi birds Published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and University of Cambridge, the study reveals that male hihi birds develop more colorful and attractive breeding feathers if they receive a nest diet rich in carotenoids — natural pigments found mainly in fruit and vegetables. Scientists looked at the effects of newborn nutrition on male plumage in the rare New Zealand hihi (Notiomystis concta) over the course of a...

Bengali Forest Could Perish Along With Bengal Tiger Because Of Climate Change
2013-01-11 08:22:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) states that human development and global temperature rise is threatening one of the world´s most precious forest systems. The Bengali Forest is disappearing at a record pace and taking along with it, species that may be found nowhere else on Earth. Rapid deterioration of the mangrove forests in the Sundarbans has resulted in as much as 650 feet of coast disappearing in a...

2012-12-14 12:22:23

Mammals are in for a stormy ride as cyclones and droughts caused by climate change could threaten populations Mammals could be at a greater risk of extinction due to predicted increases in extreme weather conditions, states a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Scientists have mapped out land mammal populations, and overlapped this with information of where droughts and cyclones are most likely to occur. This allowed them to identify species at high risk of...


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