New study reveals how fences hinder migratory wildlife in the West

Wildlife biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, combined GPS location data of tagged mule deer and pronghorn antelope with satellite imagery of Wyoming fences to find out just how often these animals encounter fences, and what happens when they do. As part of the study, the researchers created a software package that uses GPS […]

From macaques to crabs, wildlife faces threat from face masks

Face masks are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife—a chocking hazard for diminutive macaque monkeys, for example Masks that helped save lives during the coronavirus pandemic are proving a deadly hazard for wildlife, with birds and marine creatures ensnared in the staggering number of discarded facial coverings littering animal habitats. Single-use surgical masks have been […]

Characterizing wildlife consumers to guide behavior change efforts provides optimism amid the Asian Songbird Extinction Crisis — ScienceDaily

A comprehensive new study into the key user groups in Indonesia’s bird trade offers hope for protecting species through behavioural change. Novel research led by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Chester Zoo has identified three main groups within the Indonesian songbird owner community: ‘hobbyist’, ‘contestant’ and ‘breeder’. Indonesia hosts 16% of the worlds bird species […]

COVID-19 highlights risks of wildlife trade

Market store in Cambodia. A reduction in the interaction between people, wildlife and livestock along with effective protection of habitats and wildlife, is the only way to reduce the risk of future zoonoses like Covid-19 Credit: Kit Magellan Many diseases, such as COVID-19, have made the jump from animals to people with serious consequences for […]

Check out the breathtaking winners of the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

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