Tag Archives: conservation

Stunted butterfly wings linked to food shortages during caterpillar phase

Migrating monarch butterflies need to develop optimal wing shape if they are to successfully complete their journey
Migrating monarch butterflies need to develop optimal wing shapes if they are to successfully complete their journeys.

ResearchBlogging.org A lack of food during a critical stage of larval development may impair the growth of adult monarch butterfly wings, with potentially disastrous consequences for the migration success of this species.  Continue reading Stunted butterfly wings linked to food shortages during caterpillar phase

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Attempts to reintroduce an endangered bird species to the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil

Attempts have been made to reintroduce the red-billed curassow to a wildlife reserve in Brazil
Attempts have been made to reintroduce the endangered red-billed curassow to a wildlife reserve in Brazil

ResearchBlogging.org Long-term monitoring is key to determining if the reintroduction of captive-bred red-billed curassows is to be a success. 

Continue reading Attempts to reintroduce an endangered bird species to the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil

Thriving chimpanzee population discovered in remote Congolese forest

The large chimpanzee population flourished in a remote and secluded region of the Democratic Republic of Congo
The extraordinary Bili-Uele forest may be one of the few places left in Africa with such a large continuous population of chimpanzees.

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org An extensive survey of an isolated region in northern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered one of the largest remaining populations of Eastern chimpanzee which, until now, had been completely unknown to science.  Continue reading Thriving chimpanzee population discovered in remote Congolese forest

Map highlights areas of greatest risk to turtles in the Atlantic

A leatherback turtle with a newly attached satellite tag returns to the sea.
A leatherback turtle with a newly attached satellite tag returns to the sea.

ResearchBlogging.org Satellite data predicts nine danger zones in the Atlantic where leatherback turtles are most susceptible to unintentional capture by fishing gear.  Continue reading Map highlights areas of greatest risk to turtles in the Atlantic