Latest Conservation biology News

Duck! Flying squirrels take to the air in Nebraska city

Dec. 23, 2021 12:43 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A crew cutting down a dying oak at the University of Nebraska made a surprising find — flying squirrels. A video shot by a member of the crew made its way to Larkin Powell, a conservation biology professor. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that he was...

Researchers: 'Yellowstone to Yukon' work boosts conservation

Dec. 12, 2021 10:19 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — It’s one thing to mount a decades-long conservation campaign on a continental scale like the Yellowstone to Yukon, or Y2Y. It’s another to prove anything about it worked. When you look at a place as big as Argentina but you don’t have gross domestic...

Gabon is last bastion of endangered African forest elephants

Nov. 18, 2021 10:15 AM EST

PONGARA NATIONAL PARK, Gabon (AP) — Loss of habitat and poaching have made African forest elephants a critically endangered species. Yet the dense forests of sparsely populated Gabon in the Congo River Basin remain a “last stronghold” of the magnificent creatures, according to new...

Gizmos in a half shell: Surgical tags to monitor sea turtles

Nov. 09, 2021 10:33 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Marine researchers in New England said Tuesday they have collected data from tags that were surgically implanted in sea turtles for the first time. Scientists with the New England Aquarium who performed the work said it could lead to improvements in the...