News tagged with animal population

Getting a read on wild animals' age

While pets and livestock often have known birthdates, the ages of animals in the wild have been difficult to track down, but that may change. A new skin analysis test can give accurate information about the ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Ecology
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How pesticides change the environment

The number of humans on the planet has almost doubled in the past 50 years ‒ and so has global food production. As a result, the use of pesticides and their effect on humans, animals and plants have become ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Ecology
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Climate change is making our environment 'bluer'

The "colour" of our environment is becoming "bluer", a change that could have important implications for animals' risk of becoming extinct, ecologists have found. In a major study involving thousands of data points and published ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Ecology
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Saving wildlife with forensic genetics

Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented and isolated. It doesn't help that there is a billion-dollar international industry ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Biotechnology
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