Wildlife

Aardvarks' tragic fate points to worrying consequences for wildlife as a result of climate change
July 31, 2017 09:46 AM - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

The aardvark, a highlight for anyone on a game-viewing African safari, will become increasingly rare as the world warms and dries, and the consequences go well beyond a decline in aardvark safari encounters.

How A Surge in Visitors Is Overwhelming America's National Parks
July 31, 2017 09:02 AM - Yale Environment 360

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is the poster child for the crowding of America’s most hallowed natural places. With its soaring and magisterial red, dun, and white rock cliffs with grand names such as the Court of the Patriarchs and the Temple of Sinawava, Zion is at the top of the list of the nation’s most dramatic scenery.

How A Surge in Visitors Is Overwhelming America's National Parks
July 31, 2017 09:02 AM - Yale Environment 360

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is the poster child for the crowding of America’s most hallowed natural places. With its soaring and magisterial red, dun, and white rock cliffs with grand names such as the Court of the Patriarchs and the Temple of Sinawava, Zion is at the top of the list of the nation’s most dramatic scenery.

Small, deep-water Alaska sponge has molecules that selectively target and kill pancreatic tumor cells
July 31, 2017 08:02 AM - NOAA

Compared to its dazzling deep-sea coral neighbors, the green Latrunculia austini sponge is pretty drab. Dotted with craters and pitted by deep holes the golf-ball sized sponge is curious-looking rather than beautiful. But green Latrunculia’s unique chemical composition holds a promise much greater than mere beauty.

Study finds nearly one bird per day dies in collision with campus buildings during migration season
July 31, 2017 08:02 AM - University of Toronto

Even though he grew up in an urban area surrounded by buildings, it wasn't until Omar Yossofzai took part in a study on migratory birds that he realized how many birds die daily after crashing into buildings.

The fourth-year undergrad led a group of U of T Scarborough students to track fallen migratory birds colliding into campus buildings over a 21-day period last fall.

Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade
July 28, 2017 09:46 AM - Michigan State University

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade – both within countries and across international borders.

Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade
July 28, 2017 09:46 AM - Michigan State University

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade – both within countries and across international borders.

Three species of tiny frogs discovered in Peruvian Andes
July 28, 2017 08:59 AM - University of Michigan

A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group has found in a remote protected forest since 2012.

Three species of tiny frogs discovered in Peruvian Andes
July 28, 2017 08:59 AM - University of Michigan

A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group has found in a remote protected forest since 2012.

Conserve intact forest landscapes to maximize biodiversity, reduce extinction risk
July 19, 2017 02:30 PM - Oregon State University

A new global analysis of forest habitat loss and wildlife extinction risk published today in the journal Nature shows that species most at risk live in areas just beginning to see the impacts of human activities such as hunting, mining, logging and ranching.

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