Mysterious black leopards finally reveal their spots
James Cook University scientists have helped invent a clever technique to tell black leopards apart – a trick that may end up saving their skins.
Inbreeding not to blame for Colorado's bighorn sheep population decline
Malaysia's 'black panthers' finally reveal their leopard's spots
From the frozen forests of Russia to the scorching sands of the Kalahari Desert, leopards are the most widely distributed large cat on earth. Their iconic spotted coat has been admired and coveted by humans for millennia. ...
Hunting, birdwatching boosts conservation action
What inspires people to support conservation? As concerns grow about the sustainability of our modern society, this question becomes more important. A new study by researchers at Cornell University provides one simple answer: ...
Camels betray their best mates in 'Judas' trials
Murdoch University researchers have successfully trialled an approach to control feral camel numbers in Australia's outback whereby a single animal is used to betray the whereabouts of its companions.
Scientist uncovers Australian predators' breakfast feast
Predators at one of Australia's most northern points are cleaning up frogs and toads hit by cars so quickly that the true cost of road kill could easily be underestimated, Deakin research has found.
Climate change threatens red knot population
In December, the red knot was added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of endangered and threatened wildlife, making it the first bird whose listing identifies climate change as a principal threat to its survival. ...
Genetics denote feral cat source
Feral cats arrived on Dirk Hartog Island in two separate waves, but are now reproductively isolated, according to genetic analysis.
Attitudes about knowledge and power drive Michigan's wolf debate
With both wolf proposals shot down by Michigan voters on election day, the debate over managing and hunting wolves is far from over.
Research indicates coyote predation on deer in East manageable
Coyotes are a major predator of white-tailed deer across the East, especially fawns born each spring, but wildlife managers nonetheless are able to stabilize and even grow deer herds, according to researchers in Penn State's ...