Scatological science: how poo analysis could help save endangered species

Scatological science: how poo analysis could help save endangered species

Across the world, conservationists, scientists and volunteers are racing to save thousands of endangered species. And for some, their efforts have not been wasted. A recent report found that conservation programmes have saved several bird and mammal species from extinction in recent decades. But the numbers of many data deficient species and sub-species continue to […]

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New Zealand’s new plan to save our seabirds is strong on rhetoric but light on action

New Zealand’s new plan to save our seabirds is strong on rhetoric but light on action

From our hotly contested Bird of the Year competition, to the constant updates from backyard bird watchers during lockdown, it’s safe to say New Zealand is a nation of avian obsessives. It’s hardly surprising given our history. This small island nation has been shaped by bird life like no other, with endemic species part of […]

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‘A dangerous road’: Coastal GasLink pays to kill wolves in endangered caribou habitat in B.C. interior

‘A dangerous road’: Coastal GasLink pays to kill wolves in endangered caribou habitat in B.C. interior

Coastal GasLink paid $171,000 to kill wolves in the range of an endangered caribou herd that will lose critical habitat to the company’s pipeline for a gas export project, The Narwhal has learned. The money for a winter wolf cull in Hart Ranges caribou habitat, northeast of Prince George, was part of $1.5 million the […]

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Antarctica’s Most Numerous Penguin Has Suffered Huge Declines, Expedition Finds

Antarctica’s Most Numerous Penguin Has Suffered Huge Declines, Expedition Finds

One month ago, I arrived with a team of scientists at Elephant Island, Antarctica—a lonesome, 29-mile-long hunk of glacier and granite off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The island was chronicled by a member of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1916 expedition as “about as inhospitable as one could well imagine,” and it hasn’t changed much […]

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