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Southern African Species Pushed To The Brink From Illegal Hunting
2012-10-26 13:39:02

Wildlife Conservation Society A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community (SADC) states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas and even complete ecological collapse. Africa's iconic large carnivores, such as cheetah, lion, leopard, and wild dog, are particularly vulnerable to this practice, either because they are caught in the bycatch from unselective methods such as snaring, or due to loss of prey. The report...

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2012-09-14 09:10:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A technique used to study people´s consumer choices was utilized by a team of researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to study similar foraging decisions made by baboons in the wild. The technique, known as discrete choice modeling, has had limited usage in the animal kingdom, and the results of this new study are impressive. This modeling technique showed researchers how baboons not only consider social and...

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2012-09-11 14:01:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are the important causes of biodiversity and conservation devolving into more and more of a popularity contest? More than 8,000 scientists from the world´s preeminent conservation organization, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), have established for the first time, 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. However, they said many of these species may become extinct because they are not...

Extinction Risk For Many Invertebrates
2012-09-01 07:33:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty percent of the invertebrate species across the globe -- spineless creatures ranging from earthworms to bees to butterflies to lobsters and beyond -- are facing the possible risk of extinction unless more is done to protect them, say researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). As part of their 87-page study, ZSL scientists joined forces with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to review...

2012-07-18 12:39:38

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are the first to document the characteristics of invading parasites, using malaria in New Zealand bird species. The study, published today in Ecology Letters, identifies the factors influencing the success of parasites unintentionally introduced to new environments. Avian malaria is a disease caused by species of parasites, of the genus Plasmodium, which infects birds. Just like human malaria, it is spread by mosquitoes, and the...

2012-04-27 21:41:07

Scientists develop techniques to avoid repeat of red squirrel catastrophe DISASTROUS disease outbreaks like the one which led to the decimation of the red squirrel in Britain can now be avoided through the implementation of new preventive measures developed by UK scientists. Researchers at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) looked at the disease risks associated with moving wild animals (translocation), and worked out the key baseline data required to predict the outcome of wild...

2011-12-23 10:22:02

Global wildlife is facing an unprecedented threat from natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, warn scientists in a paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Hurricanes, droughts, flooding and wildfires are predicted to increase in frequency and severity — but despite being able to spot human populations at risk, there is currently no mechanism for identifying vulnerable animal populations. Now scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have come up...

2011-11-08 21:26:59

The world's coastal marine ecosystems are being overlooked, both in terms of their ecological importance and their potential as a rallying point for conservation. Writing in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems Project Seahorse Director Dr. Amanda Vincent argues that increased protections are needed for the first 10 metres of depth of the world's oceans, where the richest diversity of marine habitats and animal life can be found and where most ocean-related human activity...

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2011-08-18 12:04:21

According to a new study, over half of all deaths of Swedish wolves are due to illegal poaching. The researchers found that two-thirds of poaching goes undetected.  They suggest that without the past decade of poaching, Swedish wolves would be four times more abundant than they are today. "Many have speculated that poaching levels are high for many threatened species of carnivores," Chris Carbone from the Zoological Society of London said in a press release. "This study presents an...

2011-06-15 13:46:21

Telling your partner to watch her weight is not recommended-unless you're a male cleaner fish, reports a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Cleaner fish feed in male-female pairs by removing parasites from larger 'client' fish. While providing this cleaning service, cleaners may get greedy and bite clients rather than sticking to parasites. This cheating by cleaners causes mealtimes to come to an abrupt end as the disgruntled client fish swims off. Females that bite clients...


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