Better outlook for dwindling black macaque population in Indonesia
Since at least the 1970s, the population of critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques living in an Indonesian nature reserve has been dropping. But a new study by researchers at the University of Washington ...
Scientists find tiny fragments of plastic in the digestive systems of fish pulled from the English Channel
The discovery, by a team from Plymouth University and the UK Marine Biological Association, highlights the growing problem of plastic contamination of marine environments.
Kenya study: Big jump in elephant poaching deaths
A 14-year study of a nearly 1,000 elephants in Kenya shows an alarming death rate among older males—those with large, valuable tusks—and an acceleration in poaching deaths, the group Save The Elephants ...
Chemical modules that mimic predator-prey and other behaviors
Scientists are reporting development of chemical modules that can reproduce, on an "unprecedented" molecular level, changes and interactions that occur in natural populations of plants and animals, including ...
Scientists discover that for Australia the long-beaked echidna may not be a thing of the past
The western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying species of mammal, became extinct in Australia thousands of years ago…or did it? Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have found evidence ...
Genomic study discovers evidence of giant panda's population history and local adaptation
A research team, led by Institute of Zoology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and BGI, has successfully reconstructed a continuous population history of the giant panda from its origin to the present. The findings ...
Critically endangered parakeets back from the brink on Maud Island
(Phys.org)—The critically endangered orange-fronted parakeets are thriving at Maud Island in the Marlborough Sounds, a new study has found.
Microbial Munificence: Iron acquisition strategies in natural bacterioplankton populations
China development threatens wildlife, WWF says
From tigers to dolphins, animal populations in many of China's ecosystems have plummeted during decades of development and urbanisation, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) study said Wednesday.
Elk bones tell stories of life, death, and habitat use at Yellowstone National Park
Josh Miller likes to call himself a conservation paleobiologist. The label makes sense when he explains how he uses bones as up-to-last-season information on contemporary animal populations.
Team develops innovative gene-silencing biotechnology to advance aquaculture with prawns
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has developed an advanced gene-silencing biotechnology for aquaculture that changes the sex of prawns and yields the faster-growing all male populations, resulting in greater output ...
Songbirds adapt to new urban environs thanks to rapid genetic evolution
(Phys.org)—Indiana University researchers have found evidence that a species of songbird that recently colonized an urban environment exhibits less stress and bolder behavior as compared to counterparts ...
Randomness forms complex social structures
(Phys.org)—The environment of group-living animals influences their social behaviour in a stronger way than was previously thought, says a new study from behavioural researchers at ETH and the University ...
Study tracks brain gene response to territorial aggression
With a mate and a nest to protect, the male threespined stickleback is a fierce fish, chasing and biting other males until they go away.