endangered species

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Palaeontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species. While this is not… Read more

The Africanized honey bee, an aggressive hybrid of the European honey bee, is continuing to expand its range northward since its introduction into Southern California in 1994, according to a study conducted by biologists at UC San Diego. The study found that more than 60 percent of the foraging honey bees in San Diego County… Read more

An unexpected law of nature which keeps large predator numbers down across the spaces of the Earth and its oceans was uncovered this week by ecologist researchers at McGill University. McGill PhD student Ian Hatton wondered why there aren’t more lions, when he started looking at the proportion of predators to prey across dozens of… Read more

A planed $20 million budget for monarch butterflies habitat restoration efforts over the next five years has been announced by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Populations of the iconic Monarch butterfly hit an all-time low in the winter of 2013-2014, according to the Minnesota-based conservation group Monarch Joint Venture, with an estimated population… Read more

The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat will get a new resident in October, when Henry, the second polar bear to be born in Australia, will make the move from his home at Sea World on Autralia’s Gold Coast. The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat in Cochrane, Ontario is the world’s only captive bear facility dedicated to Polar… Read more