Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act

Footprint ‘reading’ tech is a new way to protect rhinos

New software helps track rhinos by their footprints, bringing "a centuries-old tracking skill into the 21st century," says Zoe Jewell.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species algorithms science-and-technology

Female leopards are early birds, males are night owls

Scientists thought leopards were most active at dusk, but a new study shows it's not so cut and dry. Females are early birds and males are active at night.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species science-and-technology earth-and-environment time predators

Primates are facing an impending extinction crisis - but we know very little about what will actually protect them

Without adequate information, we can’t prioritise efforts and funding to best protect our primate relatives.

Jo Setchell, Professor of Anthropology, Durham University • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation animals primates research endangered-species monkeys gorillas orangutans mountain-gorillas conservationists

National parks may also preserve trait diversity

In addition to providing homes for endangered and threatened species, national parks can protect the trait diversity of mammals, new research finds.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation mammals endangered-species ecosystems earth-and-environment national-parks costa-rica

Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it

A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.

Greg Asner, Director, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science and Professor, Arizona State University • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  climate-change  conservation  biodiversity  indigenous-peoples  endangered-species  ecosystems  wildlife-corridors  earth-observation  sixth-mass-extinction  paris-climate-accord  monitoring  connectivity

Newly hatched Florida sea turtles are consuming dangerous quantities of floating plastic

A new study reports that baby Florida sea turtles are consuming large quantities of plastic waste during a critical early life stage at sea.

Catherine Eastman, Sea Turtle Hospital Program Coordinator, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida • conversation
Aug. 31, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: plastic plastic-pollution animal-welfare endangered-species veterinary-medicine florida plastic-waste ocean-plastic plastic-bags sea-turtles sargasso-sea

Trump greenlights drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but will oil companies show up?

The Trump administration is opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing – a step that's as much about politics as it is about energy.

Scott L. Montgomery, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington • conversation
Aug. 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: wildlife-conservation alaska oil trump-administration endangered-species us-history us-energy-policy oil-and-gas-industry national-wildlife-refuge anwr oil-and-gas-exploration environmental-movement

Conservation dilemma over saving the giant panda

Other species have almost disappeared from areas set up to protect giant pandas.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Aug. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity animals wildlife-conservation endangered-species wolves pandas

Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, jailed

The hunter had previously said that he killed the animal in self defence when he was attacked.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: uganda wildlife endangered-species gorillas

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