European bat population rises after years of decline, study finds

European bat numbers are recovering after years of decline, according to a wide-ranging study published yesterday. Scientists surveyed 16 European bat species in nine countries, including Britain, and found that the total number increased by more than 40% between 1993 and 2011. Conservation measures including legislation and managing habitats have helped to reverse the decline, […]

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Why endangered species need conservation champions

Without heroic conservationists many of today’s most beloved species would be extinct: think of pandas, tigers, and elephants. By single-mindly focused on saving a particular species, these conservation champions bring much-needed research, publicity, and, most importantly, targeted actions to keep an imperiled animal from the brink. Through their own exuberance, these heroes also gather others […]

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