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

The world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has suffered a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations, according to a new study

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

Study after study seems to bring bad news for conservationists, but a new analysis of European wildlife shows conservation efforts are having a positive effect.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

A new report 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.

2013-02-13 14:43:36

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.

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

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.

2012-12-14 12:22:23

Mammals could be at a greater risk of extinction due to predicted increases in extreme weather conditions.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.