Ecology News

Amphibian chytrid fungus reaches Madagascar

The chytrid fungus, which is fatal to amphibians, has been detected in Madagascar for the first time. This means that the chytridiomycosis pandemic, which has been largely responsible for the ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from

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Flawed method puts tiger rise in doubt, calls for new approach

Flaws in a method commonly used in censuses of tigers and other rare wildlife put the accuracy of such surveys in doubt, a new study suggests.

Mon 23 Feb 15 from

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World's rarest wild cat doubles in number

At least 57 Amur leopards now exist in Russia's Land of the Leopard National Park, up from just 30 cats counted in 2007, according to new census data announced last week. An additional 8-12 ...

Tue 24 Feb 15 from

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Yellow sugarcane aphid detected in continental Europe

Aphids are a kind of insect that typically lives on the aerial parts of plants, feeding on the sap that flows through the phloem with a specialized buccal apparatus. That is why they are considered ...

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Tiny Oregon minnow is first fish taken off endangered list

A tiny minnow that lives only in backwaters in Oregon's Willamette Valley is the first fish to be formally removed from Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer in danger of ...

Tue 17 Feb 15 from

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In the city, rabbits build more densely

European wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) not only achieve high population densities in the city, their burrows are also built more densely and on a smaller external scale. That is something ...

Wed 18 Feb 15 from

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Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American Southwest

There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began reintroducing the endangered predators.

Fri 13 Feb 15 from

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Cats and foxes are driving Australia's mammals extinct

Since the arrival of Europeans in Australia, a startling number of mammal species have disappeared. A new study puts much of the blame on introduced cats and foxes.

Wed 11 Feb 15 from ScienceNews

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The U.S. Government Is Spending $3.2 Million To Save This Butterfly

The monarch butterfly's breeding grounds have been threatened in recent years

Mon 9 Feb 15 from TIME

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Killer Shrimp Could Invade the Great Lakes

Creatures that indiscriminately slay other animals without eating them, may soon join the list of invasive species living in the region.

Mon 9 Feb 15 from

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