Wildlife

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.

Pangolins at 'huge risk' as study reveals dramatic increases in hunting across Central Africa
July 19, 2017 10:55 AM - University of Sussex

The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex.

Pangolins at 'huge risk' as study reveals dramatic increases in hunting across Central Africa
July 19, 2017 10:55 AM - University of Sussex

The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex.

Early Squirrel Gets the Real Estate, University of Guelph Study Finds
July 18, 2017 08:14 AM - University of Guelph

Those young squirrels now scampering around your neighbourhood were born in this year’s earliest litters and are more likely to survive than squirrels born later and still curled up in their nests, according to a new University of Guelph study.

That’s because when it comes to survival in the squirrel world, the first out of the nest is best, said David Fisher, a post-doctoral researcher and lead author of the study conducted on squirrels in Yukon.

Hawaiian Birds Rapidly Colonize Young Restoration Forest
July 17, 2017 08:40 AM - USGS

Forest birds on the island of Hawaii are responding positively to being restored in one of the largest, ongoing reforestation projects at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, according to a new study released July 10 in the journal Restoration Ecology.

Serving as pollinators and seed dispersers, birds have an important role in ecosystem function and their presence in restoration areas can be a measure of success for conservation efforts.

Prelude to global extinction: Stanford biologists say disappearance of species tells only part of the story of human impact on Earth's animals
July 11, 2017 09:20 AM - Stanford University

No bells tolled when the last Catarina pupfish on Earth died. Newspapers didn’t carry the story when the Christmas Island pipistrelle vanished forever.

Prelude to global extinction: Stanford biologists say disappearance of species tells only part of the story of human impact on Earth's animals
July 11, 2017 09:20 AM - Stanford University

No bells tolled when the last Catarina pupfish on Earth died. Newspapers didn’t carry the story when the Christmas Island pipistrelle vanished forever.

Stanford researchers observe unexpected flipper flapping in humpback whales
July 10, 2017 01:54 PM - Stanford University

When Jeremy Goldbogen, an assistant professor of biology at Stanford University, affixed recording devices to humpback whales, it was with the hope of learning more about how the animals move in their natural environment – deep underwater and far from human’s ability to observe.

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