Blue whales switch when they sing for migration

Blue whales switch from nighttime to daytime singing when they start to migrate, according to a new study.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: conservation oceans endangered-species whales science-and-technology echolocation

Genetic cousin might save singing dogs from extinction

The New Guinea singing dog was thought to be extinct in the wild, but new research shows they're nearly identical to another dog.

Jennifer Gauntt - Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution conservation dogs endangered-species earth-and-environment

Genetic cousin might save singing dogs from extinction

The New Guinea singing dog was thought to be extinct in the wild, but new research shows they're nearly identical to another dog.

Jennifer Gauntt - Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution conservation dogs endangered-species earth-and-environment

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

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

Sharks are disappearing from the world’s oceans

A new study of shark populations in 58 countries around the world detected none in almost 20% of the locations surveyed.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation fish sharks fishing coral-reefs oceans endangered-species earth-and-environment

Sloth robot is a very cute way to boost conservation

Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity robots sensors endangered-species biomimicry featured earth-and-environment sloth

Nearby humans disturb giraffe social networks

Living near human settlements disrupts giraffe social networks, according to new research.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species tanzania social-lives earth-and-environment giraffes

Extinctions in next 20 years may near 20th-century total

"What we do to deal with the current extinction crisis in the next two decades will define the fate of millions of species."

Lindsay Filgas-Stanford • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: climate-change conservation covid-19 extinction endangered-species featured earth-and-environment

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