News tagged with animal population

Human sewage kills imperiled coral: study

A research team from Rollins College in Florida and the University of Georgia has identified human sewage as the source of the coral-killing pathogen that causes white pox disease of Caribbean elkhorn coral. ...

Aug 17, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 3

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 ...

Jun 08, 2011 not rated yet 0

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 ...

Apr 06, 2011 not rated yet 0

Nepal uses satellites to track rare tiger

An injured wild tiger that strayed into a tourist resort in Nepal has been moved to a new home in the jungle and fitted with a satellite collar so its progress can be tracked, the government said.

Jan 24, 2011 not rated yet 0

Solar panels can attract breeding water insects

Solar power might be nature's most plentiful and benign source of energy, but shiny black solar cells can lure water insects away from critical breeding areas, a Michigan State University scientist and colleagues ...

May 27, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Listen to the natives for better moose monitoring

Modern methods can answer a multitude of questions, but sometimes traditional techniques are superior. Authorities in northern Quebec, Canada, found this to their cost, when they relied upon statistical data to monitor moose ...

Feb 17, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0