carnivores

Bad food? How mesozooplankton reacts to blue-green algae blooms

It forms one of the most important pillars of the marine food web worldwide: the so-called mesozooplankton comprises animals between 0.2 and 20 mm in size…

Roadmap for better protection of Borneo’s cats and small carnivores

Borneo harbours more endemic carnivores than any other island except Madagascar and about half of these carnivores are globally threatened with extinction. In…

Wild plants call to carnivores to get rid of pests — could crops do the same?

While this strategy may work in someone's backyard, it's not an option on a large farm. In an October 4 Trends in Plant Science Opinion paper, agricultural…

Competition from the ancestors of cats drove the extinction of many species of ancient dogs

An international team including scientists from the Universities of Gothenburg (Sweden), São Paulo (Brazil) and Lausanne (Switzerland) analyzed over 2000…

Distemper Virus Affects Wild Carnivores of All Stripes

Canine distemper virus strikes wild carnivores of all stripes, including Amur tigers, – also called Siberian tigers – which roam the Russian Far East in…

A rare glimpse at the elusive saharan cheetah

Research by scientists and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Zoological Society of London, and other groups published today in PLOS…

Europe shows that humans and large predators can share the same landscape

The recovery of large carnivores in Europe is a great success for nature conservation. At one third of mainland Europe, at least one species of large…

Cheetah menu: wildlife instead of cattle

The conflict is an old one: wherever there are carnivorous wild animals, farmers are concerned about their livestock. In Namibia, the concern refers to the…

Paper predicts a future without carnivores would be truly scary

A fascinating paper released today from a team of leading scientists, including Dr. Joel Berger of the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Montana,…

New scientific studies reveal Midwestern frogs decline, mammal populations altered by invasive plant

Researchers at Lincoln Park Zoo and Northern Illinois University have discovered a new culprit contributing to amphibian decline and altered mammal…

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