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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

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Scientists study the effects of wildfire management on California avian populations

In California’s iconic shrubland ecosystem, wildfire management can devastate wild bird populations and fire-risk reduction is only temporary.

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

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#EpicDuckChallenge shows we can count on drones

A University of Adelaide study showed that monitoring wildlife using drones is more accurate than traditional counting approaches.

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

Food web supporting wildlife would appear very different without the nutrients supplied by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

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Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

A new study in the Journal of Ecology reveals a number of plants that were not previously known to be part of the diet of waterbirds.

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

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The long-term impacts of devil facial tumour are revealed

Density trends and demographic signals uncover the long-term impact of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils.

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Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

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Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles

Beetles are shrinking as their habitats get warmer.

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Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa

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Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa

Livestock grazing alongside wildlife may benefit farmers by reducing parasitic disease.

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Native forest habitats promote pollinators and fruit production of Açaí palm in the Amazon river delta

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Native forest habitats promote pollinators and fruit production of Açaí palm in the Amazon river delta

Low impact farming methods benefit both pollinators and açaí fruit production.

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Study reveals long-time scale of recovery for marine sea fans and other species

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Study reveals long-time scale of recovery for marine sea fans and other species

Pink seafans, Ross corals and white sea squirts could take up to 20 years to recover after an area of the seabed was closed to scallop dredging.

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Protecting piping plovers

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Protecting piping plovers

Without considering a growing predator population, counting methods may not accurately predict future plover population sizes.

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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

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Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

ZSL-led study argues for change in policy focus to capitalise on potential of rewilding to halt biodiversity loss.

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

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Gran Chaco: Biodiversity at high risk

Immediate conservation activities could secure habitats in South America’s largest tropical dry forest

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Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s güiña wildcat than persecution by humans

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Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s güiña wildcat than persecution by humans

Research by conservationists at the University of Kent has found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the güiña wildcat in Chile.

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Scouting the eagles - Proof at last: protecting nests aids reproduction

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Scouting the eagles - Proof at last: protecting nests aids reproduction

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance.

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A new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

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A new method to help recover ecological functions and foster the sustainable development of rural areas

Ecologists have developed a new method to prioritize natural sites for restoration actions aimed to improve the provision of ecosystem services.

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