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For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:40:52 EST ~ Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches. Find out more...

Mountain birds declining in Europe

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:21:05 EST ~ Population data for European mountain birds have been for the first time combined in a recent study, with worrying results: the abundances of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10% in the 2000s. Find out more...

Fifty years of decline in Queensland's coastal sharks

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:13:36 EST ~ Queensland's coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of 'exploding' shark populations, according to a new analysis. Researchers analyzed data from the program, which has used baited drumlines and nets since 1962 to minimize human-shark interactions, and now spans 1,760 km of the Queensland coastline. Find out more...

Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose greatest threat to European biodiversity

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:36:34 EST ~ Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in the region. The research lists the invasive species that are likely to arrive and spread in the region over the next decade. Find out more...

Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:50:24 EST ~ Scientists performed repeated lung lavage as a new approach for tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros. Subsequent genetic tests reliably identified mycobacteria in the animals' respiratory fluids -- with minimal stress and risk for the rhinos. Find out more...

Butterflies: Fallen through the net?

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:18:43 EST ~ Using long-term data from the ''Butterfly Monitoring Germany'' citizens' research project, scientists have now investigated the matter using butterflies as an example. According to the research, there are more butterfly species in Natura 2000 areas than elsewhere. However, the same decline in the numbers of species regardless whether the communities are located within or outside the protected areas. Find out more...

Students around the globe collect quality, eye-opening research data on mammals

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:18:40 EST ~ Researchers are running a large-scale camera-trap study called eMammal, recently enlisted the help of K-12 students from 28 schools and four countries -- the United States, India, Mexico and Kenya. What the researchers, and the kids, discovered was surprising. Find out more...

A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island, Texas

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:24:49 EST ~ Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry in Texas -- providing opportunities for additional conservation action and difficult policy challenges. Researchers have identified red wolf ''ghost alleles'' in canid population on Galveston Island. Find out more...

'Pest-controlling' bats could help save rainforests

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:19:26 EST ~ A new study shows that several species of bats are giving Madagascar's rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects. And this, a zoologist believes, can ease the financial pressure on farmers to turn forest into fields. Find out more...

Small and isolated habitat patches crucial to species survival

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:18:41 EST ~ Small, local patches of habitat could be playing a much bigger role in conserving biodiversity than you think, according to new research. Find out more...