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Scientists want to bring back the 300-pound Caspian tiger, which went extinct in the 1960s

Caspian tigers were some of the largest cats ever to roam the Earth, but they went extinct in the 1960s. Now, some scientists want to bring them back. A new study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, lays out the plan to...Show More Summary

Climate policies alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests

A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world's most biologically rich tropical forests, says new research.

Are herders and livestock bad for rare wildlife? It's complicated

The Denver Zoological Foundation, WCS(Wildlife Conservation Society) and other partners have published a paper appearing in the early view edition of Conservation Biology that looks at the positive and negative relationships occurring between pastoralists, livestock, native carnivores and native herbivores in the world's largest unfenced grassland and desert.

Study Finds That Feral Cats Now Cover Nearly 100% of Australia

According to the Biological Conservation journal, a collation of 91 studies concluded that the feral cat population in Australia "fluctuates between 1.4 and 5.6 million," meaning that these wild felines cover 99.8 percent of the continent's...Show More Summary

Scaling up marine conservation targets should benefit millions of people

About 200 countries worldwide committed to protecting 10% of national marine areas by signing the Convention on Biological Diversity. But more ambitious marine reserve coverage policies that target unprotected fishing grounds would benefit...Show More Summary

Researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska

Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. In a study by the University of Oklahoma, Boston University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, researchers investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the Arctic ground squirrel on Chirikof Island, Alaska. Show More Summary

Study could help amphibian conservation efforts

When a Southern chorus frog calls in the night from its wetland home, its voice sounds like a thumb being drawn across a fine toothed comb. At least that's how it's described by James Vonesh, Ph.D., associate professor of biology. The sound of a spring peeper frog can sometimes be heard under that of its fellow amphibian. It has a quieter call; a succession of small beeps.

Global habitat loss still rampant across much of the Earth

(Wildlife Conservation Society) As 196 signatory nations of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) meet this week in Cancun, Mexico, to discuss their progress towards averting the current biodiversity crisis, researchers from a...Show More Summary

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?

Biotechnology is rapidly evolving through developments in genome editing and synthetic biology, giving birth to new forms of life.

Biodiversity needs citizen scientists

Citizen scientists are already providing large amounts of data for monitoring biodiversity, but they could do much more, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation, which suggests that citizen science has the potential to contribute much more to regional and global assessments of biodiversity. Show More Summary

Biologically diverse ranch requires a conservation mindset

Located near the headwaters of the Elkhorn River, the Stewart Hereford Ranch sits on 13,000 acres in the Sandhills outside of Newport, Neb. The ranch is owned by Roy and June Stewart and their son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Kaye Stewart,...Show More Summary

Wild Inside the National Zoo: The Future of Maned Wolves

After three years of being paired, maned wolves Echo and Zayda produce two new pups at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Ornamental plants for conserving bees, beneficial insects

(American Society for Horticultural Science) A new study provides a detailed and systematic assessment of pollinators and biological predators on plant species. Visual observations and sampling via sweep nets showed that hoverflies,Show More Summary

EcoAlert --New Research Shows Wind Energy Fields Fatal to Golden Eagles and Migratory Birds (VIEW VIDEO)

According to the study published in the journal Conservation Biology, a team of researchers from Purdue University has discovered that wind energy fields could kill birds not local to the area including large species including endangered golden eagles. In order...

26 jaguars killed in Panama so far this year

Ricardo Moreno, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and director of the Yaguará Panamá Foundation, reported at the 20th Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation held recently in Belize that the number of jaguar killings in Panama is on the rise.

The Strange Reappearance of the Once-Vanished Green Sea Turtle

It's a conservation biology riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a hard shell

The Origin of Extreme Ideas

Recently, I had a conversation that disturbed me. Perhaps what was most disconcerting was that it was with someone who is extraordinarily intelligent and a successful expert in their field, conservation biology.

Why birds matter: New book shows the many ways birds keep ecosystems healthy

University of Utah ornithologist and biology department professor Cagan Sekercioglu presents a new book, "Why Birds Matter," this week at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu. Held every four years, this is the world's largest conservation event. Show More Summary

Conservation biology: Lazy bustards live longer

6 months agoAcademics : Nature

Migration in great bustards seems to be on the decline because many of those that do migrate die in collisions with power lines.Carlos Palacín at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid and his colleagues captured and radio-tagged 180 male great bustards (

Group wants state to study reintroducing grizzly bears

A conservation group is asking state officials to study reintroducing the grizzly bear to the Sierra Nevadas. The Center for Biological Diversity, based in Oakland, filed a petition last year with the California Fish and Game Commission to conduct a feasibility study on grizzly reintroduction....

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