Climate Crisis and Deforestation Are Bringing Tree-Dwelling Primates Down to Earth

Climate Crisis and Deforestation Are Bringing Tree-Dwelling Primates Down to Earth

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance postdoctoral associate Timothy Eppley, Ph.D., was observing southern bamboo lemurs in Madagascar when he noticed something odd. Usually, these lemurs spend their entire lives in the trees. But in places where their forest habitat had been thinned by human activity, the primates would risk descending to the ground to search […]

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Old-Growth Forests Provide Climate Change Relief for Some Bird Species, Study Finds

Old-Growth Forests Provide Climate Change Relief for Some Bird Species, Study Finds

Many bird species are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, especially the extreme ones that come with climate change. Global heating is especially difficult for birds, who need shade, cool water and breezes to cool down. A new study by the Oregon State University College of Forestry suggests some bird species can get relief from climate change […]

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Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Whether roaming wild or enclosed in floating feedlots on the ocean, Atlantic salmon are cold-water fishes. But as the climate crisis warms the world’s oceans and waterways, cold water is becoming harder to find, which means these long-endangered fish are facing perhaps their biggest challenge yet. Atlantic salmon are anadromous, moving between freshwater and saltwater […]

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Global warming may not be as bad for animal reproduction as thought, study suggests

Global warming may not be as bad for animal reproduction as thought, study suggests

Animals are more likely to mate in warmer environments, a study analyzing the impact of climate change on reproductive behavior has found. Looking at the impact of temperature changes on 22 species which included a huge variety of animals such as geckos, frogs, butterflies, dragonflies, birds and sea life, research from the University of Aberdeen […]

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Court Restores Wolverine Protections While Agency Reconsiders Endangered Species Decision

Court Restores Wolverine Protections While Agency Reconsiders Endangered Species Decision

MISSOULA, Mont.— In a victory for wolverines, a Montana District Court decided late Thursday to restore the species as a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The court agreed with conservation groups that wolverines need additional protections while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reconsiders its 2020 decision not to protect the species […]

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Rapid Global Warming is Driving Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbills to Local Extinction

Rapid Global Warming is Driving Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbills to Local Extinction

Global heating is exacerbating the harsh conditions associated with arid environments by elevating average air temperatures and increasing the frequency and intensity of heatwaves and drought. Possible consequences for animals inhabiting arid regions include increased frequency of mass mortality events and disastrous reproductive failures. However, heatwaves, especially in association with droughts, may also have insidious […]

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