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Frogs face virus risk in garden ponds

Researchers from the University of Exeter found that the severity of ranavirosis, a devastating disease that kills thousands of frogs each year, increases in the presence of exotic fish. The use of garden chemicals was also ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'

Australia's Queensland state will list the koala as a "vulnerable species" throughout the northeastern region, saying urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks were threatening the much-loved furry animal.

dateMay 31, 2015 in Ecology
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GPS transmitters can protect animals from poaching

The killing of the lion Cecil in a national park in Zimbabwe by a big-game hunter has sparked worldwide outrage. Researchers at the University of Oxford had outfitted Cecil with a GPS collar to monitor his behaviour. It was ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline

Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. Scientists, led by the Zoological ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Ecology
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