‘Public Enemy Number One’: Hunted with Queensland Cane Frogs Volunteers | invasive species

The sun set southwest brisbane and Linda Kemper She walks into a paddock, pulling a plastic-lined shopping cart behind her and flashing a flashlight in front of her. Meters to her left, Jo Davies runs a parallel path in the gloom of the gathering, also carrying a custom carrier—a large bag of dog biscuits slung … Read more

In memory of: Robert Wayne, 66, pioneer in conservation genetics, protecting canine puppies and other species

Distinguished Professor Robert Wayne, the acclaimed evolutionary geneticist and geneticist whose research helped explain the history and evolution of pet dogs, died on December 26 of pancreatic cancer. He was 66 years old. Wayne has been a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA for more than 30 years. His … Read more

Wildlife cams in Wisconsin capture encounters between species – Twin Cities

An undated photo from a wildlife camera courtesy of WI DNR Snapshot Wisconsin, a state-run citizen science project, shows a turkey and a rooster sharing a close encounter. A study finds that human activity may increase the odds that different species will interact. (WI DNR Snapshot Wisconsin via The New York Times) In ecology, as … Read more

Wildlife cams in Wisconsin capture encounters between species – Twin Cities

In ecology, as in comedy, timing is everything. Hours, minutes or even seconds can make the difference for an animal between stumbling upon a predator and avoiding one, between finding a bush full of berries and discovering branches that have already been nibbled. Mere moments can determine whether a raccoon comes face to face with … Read more

A botanical artist documents the species on 8-meter scrolls to raise environmental awareness

A botanical artist committed to documenting plant species on 8-meter rolls of paper has raised tears abroad as she works to raise environmental awareness. Sharon Field, who has been creating art depicting Australia’s flora for over a decade, attracts species from across New South Wales and the world, including some that are endangered, threatened or … Read more

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says a 4-year-old whale, one of the world’s rarest species, is ‘likely to die’ after becoming too tightly entangled

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that one of the few remaining individuals of the world’s rarest species of whale is “likely to die” now that it has become so tightly entangled. The 4-year-old marine mammal is the North Atlantic right whale, a species that has only a few hundred organs left. The … Read more

How gardeners can promote wildlife and help threatened species

Suitable habitat for bats is green spaces and linear features in parks and gardens. Photo: Alamy/PA Promoting wildlife, reducing carbon footprints and becoming “biodiversity positive” are all part of RHS’ ongoing planet-friendly gardening campaign. “We have a ‘positive biodiversity’ goal by 2025, reversing habitat destruction in parks and community green spaces across the country, protecting … Read more

How gardeners can promote wildlife and help threatened species

Promoting wildlife, reducing carbon footprints and becoming “biodiversity positive” are all part of RHS’ ongoing planet-friendly gardening campaign. “We have a ‘positive biodiversity’ goal by 2025, reversing habitat destruction in parks and community green spaces across the country, protecting and improving conditions for pollinators and other wildlife and promoting cultivated plant diversity and conservation for … Read more