Developing countries suffer the most in the conflict between large carnivores and humans. We need better financial incentives for these communities to make sure these iconic predators are protected.
Enormous cane toads in Australia are not new – but we might see even larger ones as predators figure out how to eat these introduced toxic toads.
There is no single, straightforward way to safeguard the future of this native mammal at the moment – but here are some options
Once hated, native predators are now credited with limiting invasive prey populations.
We wanted to understand the ways in which predatory animals eavesdrop on the sexual ‘conversations’ of their prey.
The key to protecting wolverines around the world is to reduce trapping, minimize predator control pressures, and to protect and connect large blocks of intact habitat they need to survive.
Suspending mackerel and spring herring fishing in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence will impact the fishing industry on many levels.
A new study shows that when free-ranging cats are more than a few blocks from forested areas in cities, such as parks, they’re more likely to prey on rats than on native wildlife.
New research sheds light on why predators don’t evolve to become so aggressive that they eat all their prey – and then go extinct themselves.
Research has revealed how earless moths manage to avoid bat attacks - by evolving sophisticated acoustic tricks.
These nocturnal insects have amassed an impressive defensive arsenal against bats’ echolocation.
Prey species rely on camouflage and escape to avoid getting eaten. How can they make them work together?
Cooperation or theft? New observations show wild leopard seals sharing food when targeting king penguins in Antarctica.
An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band’s 1980 assertion that “rock ‘n’ roll ain’t noise pollution.” Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.
The average Australian feral cat kills 225 reptiles a year, which adds up to 596 million in total, according to a new estimate. Pet cats, meanwhile, kill a further 53 million.
The number of Cape Rockjumpers’ are declining and the reason might be the weather.
Some insects wear gory disguises and macabre masks year round, not just at Halloween.
For the first time, researchers have estimated the toll taken by feral and pet cats on Australia’s bird life - and the numbers are high enough to push several species towards extinction.
Australia was a different place 275 million years ago - wild storms surged through icy seas, and marine animals lived a tenuous existence. But brittle stars had a survival strategy.
Being blue is risky for superb fairy-wrens: males become more cautious when their plumage turns blue, and other wrens take advantage by using them as colourful decoys.