African wild dogs have evolved to “dwell in the cracks” of a landscape dominated by spotted hyenas and lions

African wild dogs have evolved to “dwell in the cracks” of a landscape dominated by spotted hyenas and lions

Large carnivores are essential in Africa for ecological, economic, and cultural reasons, but human activities endanger them. Lions, hyenas, and African wild dogs are increasingly relegated to protected regions such as national parks. They must compete for the same food sources within these constrained locations. Of course, competition is nothing new. African wild dogs have […]

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What the Mauritius kestrel can teach us about wildlife reintroductions

What the Mauritius kestrel can teach us about wildlife reintroductions

They were once considered the most threatened bird in the world: with just four remaining individuals on the island in 1974, the Mauritius kestrel (Falco punctatus) seemed doomed to extinction. Now, it’s a conservation marvel, acting as an example for the translocation and reintroduction of other species too. A team of scientists from five organizations […]

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