How bird life may be affected by roads – and what to do about it

My research into Britain's birds found 77% of species varied in abundance around roads.

Sophia C Cooke, Research Associate, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: birds wildlife-conservation roads

Hundreds of elephants are mysteriously dying in Botswana – a conservationist explains what we know

The death toll stands at nearly 400 elephants of both sexes and all ages.

Vicky Boult, Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Biology, University of Reading • conversation
July 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: wildlife-conservation poaching botswana elephants okavango-delta elephant-poaching

Arctic heatwave: what warmer summers mean for the region's wildlife

As snow melts and landscapes change, there will be winners and losers.

Helen Wheeler, Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
June 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change arctic wildlife-conservation

Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago

In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?

Roland Kays, Research Associate Professor of Wildlife and Scientist at NC Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University • conversation
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management

Invasive species threaten most protected areas across the world - new study

Our research investigated 900 'alien' species across almost 200,000 protected areas worldwide.

Tim Blackburn, Professor of Invasion Biology , UCL • conversation
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: wildlife-conservation invasive-species national-parks protected-areas conservation-biology

Endangered tigers face growing threats from an Asian road-building boom

A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.

Neil Carter, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Michigan • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: china india infrastructure wildlife wildlife-conservation endangered-species tigers planning asia poaching habitat roads wildlife-corridors habitat-fragmentation belt-and-road-initiative

Nature’s comeback? No, the coronavirus pandemic threatens the world’s wildlife

Many people in the Global South will find themselves poorer, hungrier, and much closer to exploitable wildlife.

Charlie Gardner, Lecturer in Conservation Science, University of Kent • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: coronavirus madagascar wildlife-conservation

Nature’s comeback? No, the coronavirus pandemic will devastate the world’s wildlife

Biodiversity in the global south is particularly threatened by a global economic crisis.

Charlie Gardner, Lecturer in Conservation Science, University of Kent • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: coronavirus madagascar wildlife-conservation

Tiger King: why can't we just release America's captive tigers into the wild?

There are twice as many tigers in the US as there are in the wild. 

Tara Pirie, Postdoctoral Researcher, People and Wildlife Research Group, University of Reading • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  netflix  wildlife-conservation  tigers

Meet the meat-eating ducks of South Georgia

On one of the world's most remote islands, a species of duck has learned to scavenge on dead seals.

Joshua Powell, PhD Researcher, Conservation Biology, UCL • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  ecology  ducks  wildlife-conservation  south-georgia  james-cook  captain-cook  captain-james-cook

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