Introducing species to change ecosystems is a balancing act
Species hold ecosystems in a delicate balance. From time to time humans introduce non-native species to an ecosystem, because they may be needed for domestic work, as pets, for carrying loads or even for ...
Research duo discover first instance of non-human primates whispering to each other
Zimbabwe: Poisoned elephant death toll rises to 81
Zimbabwean authorities say at least 81 elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks by poachers using cyanide poison in water holes in a vast western national park.
Bad news for prey: New research shows that predators can learn to read camouflage
Camouflaged creatures can perform remarkable disappearing acts but new research shows that predators can learn to read camouflage. The study, which used human subjects as predators searching for hidden moths ...
Field study shows titi monkeys convey both location and predator type with vocal alarms
Electric fish may hold answers to better understanding of sensory abilities and movement
The weakly electric fish, so named because it generates a weak electric field, can do some very cool things. Using sensors located all over its body, for example, it can detect prey or predators that interrupt ...
We've been looking at ant intelligence the wrong way
How intelligent are animals? Despite centuries of effort by philosophers, psychologists and biologists, the question remains unanswered. We are inclined to tackle this question using a top-down approach. ...
Seized shark fins dumped in Pacific ceremony
The Marshall Islands symbolically disposed of confiscated shark fins at sea Tuesday in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).
Research shows some people are surprisingly good at getting along with dangerous neighbours
Macquarie University anthropologist Marcus Baynes-Rock has found that people are not always quick to kill predators who attack their children. The people of the Hararge Region in Ethiopia are in fact intent ...
Indian Ocean paradise island beset by shark controversy
The dangers of shark attacks are no secret for Georges, who as a kid was repeatedly warned to beware of the large predators lurking in the tropical waters off his native Reunion island.
Central Park's beloved polar bear Gus dies aged 27
Gus, the beloved and famously neurotic polar bear at the Central Park zoo in New York, has died aged 27, the Wildlife Conservation Society said Wednesday.
Tennessee high school students publish in top science journal
Two Tennessee high school students have now done what many scientists strive for: publishing their research in a top science journal. Dalton Chaffee and Hayes Griffin worked with mentor R. Tucker Gilman, ...
Italian 'problem' bears irk Swiss
Swiss and Italian officials are butting heads over how to tackle bears roaming between the two countries, in a dispute centred on balancing human and animal welfare.