Research on animals like the Black Sparrowhawk, using biomarkers, can help map how urbanisation affects animals.
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Urbanisation exposes wildlife to new man-made stresses which affect species in a variety of ways.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) captured by remote wildlife cameras in the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado.
Land management in the United States has long focused on creating conditions that benefit game animals like deer and grouse. A conservation scientist explains why that approach is too narrow.
Doing its own thing: the eastern coyote, or coywolf, is a mix of coyote, wolf and dog which has spread across eastern North America.
Jonathan Way, www.EasternCoyoteResearch.com
A wildlife biologist argues that the canid in eastern North America – known as the eastern coyote, or the coywolf by some – deserves to be classified as a separate species.
Moo-ve along: livestock are one of many threats to Australian freshwater ecosystems.
Freshwater covers only 0.5% of the Earth's surface but is home to 10% of the world's lifeforms.
If it weren't for Sir David's enchanting work, this wildlife professor would probably be an accountant.
Dead river red gums line a dry creek west of Mildura.
We'll have to get our priorities in order to protect Australia's wildlife.
Little brown bat found in western Washington in March 2016. The fungus damaged the bat’s wings, making it unable to fly.
Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
More bad news for America's beleaguered bats as white nose syndrome spreads to the West Coast. A wildlife biologist explains why this change has the bat community so worried.
They might be eating your home, but termites play a vital role in ecosystems.
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Termite damage costs Australian homes at least a billion dollars each year – but they are absolutely vital for ecosystems.
White storks on road near Chernobyl, Ukraine. Many parts of the Chernobyl region have low radioactivity levels and serve as refuges for plants and animals.
How do we measure long-term impacts of nuclear accidents? Studies at Chernobyl and Fukushima show that radiation has harmed animals, birds and insects and reduced biodiversity at both sites.
The common brushtail possum has made itself well at home in Australia’s cities.
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Grunting, growling, hissing, screeching: if your home is making these noises, you probably have possums.
The Northern Corroboree frog is among seven species at grave risk from fungal disease.
Chytrid fungus has already wiped out six species of Australian frogs since the disease arrived in the 1970s. Without urgent action, seven more are facing extinction.
An ecosystem on the back of a truck.
Animals and plants may not be able to keep up with the speed of climate change. We could help them move.
Clinging on: Carnaby’s black cockatoo has already lost much of its habitat.
Plans for managing Perth's rapid urban growth have been touted as green. But they still look like robbing the iconic Carnaby's black cockatoo of yet more crucial habitat.
A native Australian gecko, Gehyra dubia.
If you're hearing a strange chatter in your home, you may have gecko housemates.
Spider silk is just one of the ways nature has inspired innovation.
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Drugs, new materials and even more creative uses: biodiversity is full of potential.
The Spangled Drongo is a frequent mimic.
Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world, displaying complex behaviours comparable to those observed in great apes.
A male African jacana bird mounts a female, but who takes the lead in caring for the young?.
Sex roles in nature don't always follow the same script. In fact, some females have genitals that resemble a penis. How can this be? Evolution has the answers.
Land clearing rates in Queensland tripled since 2010.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled in the past five years.
Black rhino cow and calf, southern Africa.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
When elephants venture into human settlements, they cause significant damage to crops and property.
Elephant numbers are increasing in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Their search for food is leading them into conflict with farmers living adjacent to game parks. Bees could prove to be the answer to the problem.