Critically endangered species should be left to breed in the wild
Some near-extinct species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Seals threaten Scottish cod stock recovery
Predatory seals are constraining the recovery of cod stocks in Scottish West coast waters, research led at the University of Strathclyde suggests.
Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems shrinking, doing more with less
All land is not created equal. Some ecosystems do triple duty in the benefits they provide to society. Massachusetts forests, for example, filter public drinking water while also providing habitat for threatened species and ...
Conservationists 'on the fence' about barriers to protect wildlife in drylands
To fence or not to fence? That is the question facing conservationists concerned with barriers that keep wildlife in and people out.
Public raises alarm about ineffectiveness of some Montagu's harrier conservation measures
A citizen science programme reveals the protection measures for the Montagu's harrier in the cereal crop season in France to be ineffective if nests are not protected to decrease predation after harvesting. A study has been ...
Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk
Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind ...
How smart roads can help koalas beat traffic
Australian cities can keep their precious koalas from ending up as road kill – if they plan their roads properly, environmental scientists say.
Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs
Reporting under policy instruments to inform on the trends in biodiversity requires information from a range of different elements of biodiversity, from genetically viable populations to the structure of ecosystems. A new ...
'No take zones' in English Channel would benefit marine wildlife and the fishing industry
Marine conservationists are increasingly pinning their hopes on marine protected areas (MPAs) to save threatened species and reduce over-fishing. However, while most people agree that stopping some types of fishing in MPAs ...