Researchers from TRAFFIC, who monitored 90 Facebook groups over a three-month period in 2016, recorded 2,245 live reptile advertisements representing more than 5,000 individual animals from 115 taxa. Most advertisements were for the ball python and the Burmese python, and also included critically endangered species such as the Philippine crocodile
Roadkills, a newly launched Android app, lets users in India record information on deaths of animals — both domestic and wild — on roads or railway lines, and upload geotagged photos. Such roadkill data can be useful for both researchers and people planning infrastructure projects across the country, conservationists say.
Grove’s Dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus grovesi) was discovered in two of Madagascar’s national parks, Ranomafana and Andringitra, both of which are part of the Rainforests of Atsinanana UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new lemur is a nocturnal primate that is smaller than a squirrel. The fur on its back, limbs, and
Large areas of the world’s oceans are rapidly losing oxygen as a result of global warming and pollution, threatening marine ecosystems and the hundreds of millions of people who depend on them, according to a new study. The scientists expect deoxygenation to increase well beyond these so-called dead zones as
A recent study finds orchid bee diversity is supported by forest patches along rivers near oil palm plantations in Brazil. The study lends evidence that remnant patches of forest support the movement and survival of plant and animal species in deforested landscapes. Brazil’s new forest code revisions greatly reduce or
Agroforestry is a technique of growing trees and shrubs with crops, and is the focus of a new Mongabay series. Beside carbon sequestration, increased food security, biodiversity, topsoil depths, medicine and fiber production, plus other benefits accrue to agroforestry. Roger Leakey has studied, taught, and written about agroforestry techniques for