Mammal database identifies species destined for trouble

August 26, 2009

A new database that allows users to explore the factors that predispose different mammalian species to extinction – from human encroachment to slow reproductive rate – could be useful in planning conservation schemes, its developers say. Link to story:

North American bats are under serious threat due to an emergent disease called white-nose syndrome

May 20, 2009

The Center for Biological Diversity and 60 other national and regional organizations sent a letter today to members of Congress requesting increased funding for research on white-nose syndrome, a disease that has been devastating bat populations in the eastern United States over the past two years. Link to story:

Mammals facing extinction threat

October 6, 2008

GWC scientists collaborated on a major research study on the conservation status of the world’s mammals. Link to story:

Yellow toad births offer hope for extinct-in-the-wild species

September 4, 2008

The birth of Kihansi spray toadlets at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has renewed hopes that the species can someday be successfully reintroduced to its natural habitat in a remote gorge in Tanzania. Link to story:

Humans ‘drive out large mammals’

December 27, 2007

A study published by GWC scientists and colleagues describes the world’s remaining areas that contain fully intact large mammal faunas. Link to story: