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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016 — Humans are affecting nature to a greater and greater degree and this is contributing to the reduction of biodiversity globally. To better assess the consequences requires a better understanding of ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash -- a decent amount of it -- goes a long ... read more

How 'More Food Per Field' Could Help Save Our Wild Spaces

Jan. 28, 2016 — Increased farm yields could help to spare land from agriculture for natural habitats that benefit wildlife and store greenhouse gases, but only if the right policies are in place. Conservation ... read more

Landscape Pattern Analysis Reveals Global Loss of Interior Forest

Jan. 28, 2016 — Between 2000 and 2012, the world lost more forest area than it gained, according to researchers who estimated a global net loss of 1.71 million square kilometers of forest -- an area about two and a ... read more

Sequence of Rare Hawaiian Crow's Genome Will Assist Conservation Efforts

Jan. 27, 2016 — Scientists have fully sequenced the genome of the Hawaiian crow. This crow was once reduced to a population of about 20 birds, and the sequencing of the species genome will be important to track any ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — As tropical forests become increasingly broken up by roads, farm fields, pastures and other developments, corridors of trees provide vital pathways for pollinators and contribute to a rich diversity ... read more

Scientists Demonstrate Key Aspect of Evolutionary Theory

Jan. 26, 2016 — Evolutionary theory predicts that pairs of chromosomes within asexual organisms will evolve independently of each other and become increasingly different over time in a phenomenon called the ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Migratory birds that are 'set in their ways' could be more vulnerable to environmental impacts, according to new research. Many species of migratory birds are in decline as a result of ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Over-hunting large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse. Tropical forests worldwide store more than 460 billion tonnes of carbon. Researchers studied the impact of over-hunting ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — A new study measures the psychological predictors of tolerance for tigers in the Bangladesh Sundarbans, where the large carnivores have a rocky and sometimes violent relationship with local ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — When Charles Darwin visited the Azores islands in the 19th Century, the birds he observed were familiar to him. However, if he had travelled there 500 years before, he would have found an ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have identified a way to predict which reef fish can live across a greater range of depths, increasing their chances of surviving natural disasters such as cyclones and coral ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians, according to a new ... read more

Tropical Forest Protected Areas Can Protect Biodiversity

Jan. 19, 2016 — In one of the first tests of its kind, researchers use networks of camera traps to chart wildlife population changes, and find species faring ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — New camera trap photos capture the elusive bush dog in Panama on its way North as it expands out of South America. Bush dogs, Speothos venaticus, are short-legged and stubby, standing only about a ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Cold-blooded animals like lizards, insects and fish have a preferred body temperature range at which they hunt, eat, move quickly and reproduce. Fear that a warming climate will constrict this ... read more

Global Analysis Reveals Why Many Bat Populations Are in Decline

Jan. 19, 2016 — Many of the 1,300 species of bat are considered to be threatened and declining. A new analysis reveals trends and causes of death in bats around the world, shedding new light on the possible factors ... read more

Swedish Capercaillies Are Becoming Real Citizens in Brandenburg

Jan. 19, 2016 — Using molecular genetic tools, scientists have demonstrated the existence of a grandchildren’s generation of capercaillies in the south of Brandenburg in East Germany. A pilot conservation project ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — A fleet of robotic submarines has been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England. This data set is being used to inform the management of a new Marine ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study offers a glimmer of hope for some amphibian populations decimated by the deadly chytrid fungus: climate change may make environmental conditions for the fungus unsuitable in some regions ... read more

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