Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

New research challenges the argument that legalized hunting helps prevent poaching. Link to full source: Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

500 incredibly rare monkeys found deep in Vietnam forest

Prior to the discovery, fewer than 1,000 grey-shanked doucs were known to exist, making them one of the 25 most endangered primates on the...

Previous exposure to flaviviruses increases effects of Zika

Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice...

Action required: Invasive fungus is killing European salamanders

A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of...

Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers. The species, formally described as Fukomys hanangensis and Fukomys livingstoni, were found around...

Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from?

Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created...

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

Extraordinary treefrog discovered in the Andes of Ecuador

A dazzling new species of treefrog was discovered at a remote tabletop mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes. The new species has an extraordinary characteristic,...

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

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