It’s been a deadly summer for Australia’s wildlife. But beyond the fires, we need to act now to protect bats – which make up a quarter of Australian mammal species – from a silent overseas killer.
A proposal that all imported vegetable seeds be treated with fungicide has drawn outrage from Australia’s organic producers, who fear losing their certification.
Ultra-violet (UV) light can destroy a fungus that’s devastating the animals in North America.
Every single Cavendish banana plant worldwide is genetically identical. This vast monoculture sets them up for disastrous disease outbreaks. But researchers have ideas on how to protect the crop.
A nasty fungus killed 85% of Dominica’s mountain chicken frogs in just 18 months – but the species lives on.
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.
Adding a single wheat gene helps the American chestnut withstand a fungal pathogen that nearly wiped these hardwood trees out of the eastern forests they once dominated.