Ecology News

De-extinction may cause extinction

The likely huge costs of re-engineering extinct animals might deprive some of today’s endangered species the help and protection they need to recover. Andrew Masterson ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Researchers uncover the origins of ash tree dieback and set out ways to fight it

Researchers from 35 European countries shared and analysed data on ash dieback across the entire continent over a four-year period, identifying the causes, effects and ways to counter the phenomenon. ...

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Recovering predators and prey

If you build it, they will come. That's historically been a common approach to species recovery: Grow the prey population first and predators will quickly return. As it turns out, that's not ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from

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WWF calls for fishing ban to save vaquita porpoises

The WWF has called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting that fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals remain in the Gulf of California. ...

8 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list

The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Sat 25 Feb 17 from

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Dating the undatables

Asian Horned frogs account for approximately half of the ancient family of frogs called Megophryidae. This group was previously estimated to have originated 100-126 million years ago (mya). ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from

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Using dogs to find cats

Investigators are using specially-trained detection dogs to determine the numbers and distribution of cheetah in a region of Western Zambia. The research represents the first demonstration of ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from

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Wintering ducks connect isolated wetlands by dispersing plant seeds

Plant populations in wetland areas face increasing isolation as wetlands are globally under threat from habitat loss and fragmentation. Erik Kleyheeg and Merel Soons of Utrecht University show ...

Wed 22 Feb 17 from

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Japan zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials said Tuesday.

Tue 21 Feb 17 from

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More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from

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