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Cheetahs in Uganda

THE RATE at which our planet is warming has been found to be a critical factor in explaining the decline of bird and mammal species, reveals new...

Xian gibbon skull

Discovery of bones in a burial pit reveals the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates

Hainan gibbon female with infant. (c) Jessica Bryant

Gibbon study showcases importance of ‘traditional ecological knowledge’

Chinese giant salamander

Overharvesting for luxury food market amongst factors pushing iconic Chinese giant salamander to the brink

Genetic clues reveal origins of killer fungus behind the ‘amphibian plague’

A deadly fungus responsible for the devastation of amphibian populations around the world may have originated in East Asia, new research has found...

grey reef shark in deep blue ocean background

A collaborative ICL/ZSL study discovers marine predators play a vital role, supplying nutrients to fragile coral reef ecosystems.

Bullfinch

Collaborative 25-year ZSL/BTO study stresses importance of feeding while investigating evolving threats to wild birds

Swabbing a midwife toad

Joint ZSL/Imperial College London study could open up new avenues in our understanding of wildlife diseases

Sperm whale at Skegness

ZSL-led UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme remit also expands to include stranded sharks

A good quality mosquito net fishing catch

First-ever global assessment reveals full scale of the practice and calls for collaborative solutions.