Thousands of distinctive pink and gray galahs have descended on the Queensland town of Boulia, seeking relief from drought. But their arrival is creating havoc for locals and the galahs have finally outstayed their welcome.
Newsy (May 22, 2014) A new DNA study compared an extinct 800-pound bird from Madagascar with a chicken-sized bird from New Zealand. Who could've guessed they're related?
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AFP (Jan. 24, 2016) Indonesian bird breeding programme tries to turn the tide in a country where once-common species are being driven to the brink of extinction, as an obsession for bird-keeping and even avian singing ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 21, 2016) Bird nests equipped with cameras, sensors and a computer allow ornithologists and bird lovers in the Czech Republic to track the behavior of endangered species and local wildlife. Sharon Reich ... watch video
AP (Aug. 10, 2016) The Washington Post reports that conservationists have been left baffled by how to stop a microbial invasion that has slowly been covering the Jefferson Memorial, causing the 73-year-old white ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 9, 2012) They're every gardener's nightmare: giant snails the size of a man's hand that eat up everything in sight, leaving only a slimy trail. South Florida is battling an invasion of the African species, ... watch video
Aug. 31, 2016 A new study reports on field trials of the oral vaccine SAG2 in Ethiopian wolves, Africa's most threatened carnivore and the world's rarest canid. The trials are the first ever conducted in wild ... read more
Aug. 31, 2016 The results of the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants using standardized data collection and validation methods, has now been announced. The report confirms ... read more
Aug. 31, 2016 Through RNA sequencing, researchers can measure which genes are expressed in each individual cell of a sample. A new statistical method allows researchers to infer different developmental processes ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Because forest elephants are one the slowest reproducing mammals in the world, it will take almost a century for them to recover from the intense poaching they have suffered since ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 A rare small-bodied pterosaur, a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous period approximately 77 million years ago, is the first of its kind to have been discovered on the ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Compact towns with high population density can have social, environmental, and economic benefits. The supply of high-density urban housing has increased, but people continue to choose to live in ... read more
Dec. 22, 2014 Drought conditions are delaying nesting by two weeks or more for some Sonoran Desert bird species, such as Black-tailed Gnatcatchers and Verdins, new research has found. Despite recent rainfall, ... read more
Nov. 18, 2014 Scientists in Australia have used historic media to measure the decline in Queensland's pink snapper fishery, highlighting a drop of almost 90 percent in catch rates since the 19th ... read more