World Wildlife Day 2017: Survey of uncharted Myanmar region finds Southeast Asia’s last great wilderness

Photo credit: Karen Wildlife Conservation Initiative (KWCI).   Yangon, Myanmar (3 March) – The Karen Wildlife Conservation Initiative (KWCI), with financial support from WWF and other partners, have conducted six camera traps surveys in the hill forests of Northern Karen State, Myanmar, previously inaccessible to biologists and conservationists for security and political reasons.  The surveys found at least 31 mammals including tigers, leopards and Asian Elephants.…


Using Complex Inference Networks to identify and understand the ecological interactions in zoonoses

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Understanding transmissibility patterns of Chagas disease through complex vector–host networks” by Laura Rengifo-Correa, Christopher R.…


Over-half of the world’s curlew and godwit species face extinction from habitat loss and other pressures

A new ground-breaking assessment published today in the journal Bird Conservation International has revealed that loss of habitat could lead to the extinction of a number of species of curlew and godwit, some of which are found in the UK.


Long-term surveys reveal Singapore as the global stronghold of endangered songbird

In a recent study published in Bird Conservation International, authors from The Australian National University and Nature Society (Singapore) found that wild populations of the Straw-headed Bulbul in Singapore have steadily risen over the last 15 years, and may now be the largest in its entire distribution.


Study shows that the jaguar is in much greater danger of extinction than previously thought

A new study published in Oryx shows that the jaguar is in much greater danger of extinction than previously thought.


Confronting the rising threat of antibiotic resistance in livestock

Development of Resistance to antimicrobials is developing faster than ever before due to decades of abusing these important drugs. A ‘post-antibiotic’ world looms as a result, the consequences of which would be many people and farm animals sickening and dying of what, until now, have been preventable or treatable infections.


New research on managing herbicide-resistant giant ragweed

Researchers writing in the latest issue of the journal Weed Science provide important insights on the control of herbicide-resistant giant ragweed


Making a dent in cataloguing Earth’s biodiversity

The latest Thematic Issue 'Trypetheliaceae' from The Lichenologist is now available online and unlocks the secrets to more than 400 species of tropical lichens.