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Extinction News
May 20, 2019

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Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, ... read more

Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Agricultural Environments

Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments. A recently completed Finnish study indicates that the proximity of ... read more
Paleontologists are looking into the evolutionary origins of the whistles and squeaks that dolphins and porpoises make -- ... read more
Research shows that animals move faster through 'low quality' habitats (fulfilling a minimum of resources for survival) -- ... read more
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Dead Zones in Circadian Clocks

Circadian clocks of organisms respond to light signals during night but do not respond in daytime. The time window where circadian clocks are insensitive to light signals is referred to as the ... read more

Oxygen Linked With the Boom and Bust of Early Animal Evolution

Extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion, finds a new ... read more

Hunting Jeopardizes Forest Carbon Storage, Yet Is Overlooked in Climate Mitigation Efforts

The loss of animals, often due to unregulated or illegal hunting, has consequences for the carbon storage capacity of forests, yet this link is rarely mentioned in high-level climate policy ... read more

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark ... read more

Cattle Ranching Could Help Conserve Rare African Antelope, Lions

Ranch managers' placement of cattle corrals away from Jackson's hartebeest likely would allow the antelope species to increase, with lions focused on the zebras that congregate at the ... read more

Breaking Bread With Rivals Leads to More Fish on Coral Reefs

When fishermen and women communicate with their fisher rivals, and cooperate over local environmental problems, they can improve the quality and quantity of fish on coral reefs. The study advances a ... read more

New Scat Study Provides Clues to Puzzling Existence of Humboldt Martens in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

With a new scat study, researchers are chipping away at solving a biological mystery on the central Oregon coast: the existence of an isolated population of a small but fierce forest predator that ... read more

A new study has identified three factors critical in the rise of mammal communities since they first emerged during the Age of Dinosaurs: the rise of flowering plants; the evolution of tribosphenic ... read more

Marine Scientists Investigate the Relationship Between Bumphead Parrotfish and Their Coral Reef Habitat on a Molecular Level

The next time you find yourself luxuriating in some exotic, Instagrammable vacation spot, thank a parrotfish. That white sand slithering between your toes? It consists mostly of their ... read more

For Certain Invasive Species, Catching Infestation Early Pays Off

Researchers have conducted a global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of invasive alien species' impacts on native species as invaders become more ... read more

Researchers trekked through the forests and coffee fields of Costa Rica to study how tropical birds were faring in a changing agricultural landscape. Through painstaking banding of individual birds, ... read more

The Last Chance for Madagascar's Biodiversity

Scientists have recommended actions the government of Madagascar's recently elected president, Andry Rajoelina should take to turn around the precipitous decline of biodiversity and help put ... read more

Preventing Collapse After Catastrophe

As the impacts of climate change escalate, ecosystems will likely undergo events that will disrupt entire populations. In marine ecosystems, anthropogenic warming has subjected organisms to elevated ... read more

The crab family just got a bunch of new cousins -- including a 95-million-year-old chimera species that will force scientists to rethink the definition of a ... read more

Immense Pacific Coral Reef Survey Shows Green Sea Turtle Populations Increasing

Densities of endangered green turtles are increasing in Pacific coral reefs, according to the first comprehensive in-water survey of turtle populations in the ... read more

Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may ... read more

Scientists offer a new way to accurately map coral reefs using a combination of Earth-orbiting satellites and field observations. This first-ever global coral reef atlas contains maps of over 65,000 ... read more

A new study has revealed soft tissues that cover the rocky coral skeleton promote the recovery of corals following a bleaching ... read more

The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays tangled in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's Gulf of California could mean the endangered species has a previously unknown birthing ... read more

How Does Wildlife Fare After Fires?

Fire ecologists and wildlife specialists have made key discoveries in how wildlife restores itself after bushfires, and what conservationists can do to assist the ... read more

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