The last stand for the world’s largest mangrove forest

Figure 1. Chital deer standing in mangrove swamps. Source: Wikipedia.com Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal share the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, one of the Indian sub-continent’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Historically, emblematic Asian species, such as the Javan rhinoceros and leopards roamed the area, but they became locally extinct primarily due to human... Continue Reading →

Saving the Florida Panther

With an estimated 180 individuals in the wild, there is no doubt that Florida Panthers (Puma concolor coryi) need all the help they can get. A sub-species of the North American Mountain Lion, Florida Panthers have already been recipients of extensive conservation management. Yet the help they are now receiving is coming from some unexpected... Continue Reading →

Animal behaviour: it’s a tool conservationists can use

You’d be forgiven for thinking an in-depth understanding of animal behaviour has little to offer conservation. After all, what could detailed insights into the eating, sleeping and mating patterns of animals possibly offer to landscape-scale conservation problems such as habitat loss and invasive species? Conservation problems have traditionally been addressed by tools including protected area... Continue Reading →

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