‘No excuses’: limited conservation efforts could save at least 47 Australian animals from extinction | Endangered species

More than 40 Australian animals at the highest risk of extinction in the next two decades could be saved – and it would only take a small amount of extra conservation effort to achieve this, according to new research. A team of Australian scientists has identified the 63 vertebrates they believe are most likely to … Read more

Professions’ Ukraine efforts turn to supplying veterinary medicines

Veterinary professionals from across the UK are coordinating on efforts to supply war-torn Ukraine with essential vet medicines. Many in the profession with a shared desire to help following Russian invasion came together under the banner of British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine (BVP4UA), and had been concentrating on supplying vital medical supplies and equipment. The … Read more

Britain’s butterflies bolstered by conservation efforts | Butterflies

Some of the UK’s most threatened butterflies weathered a poor year in 2021 thanks to conservation efforts, annual survey results have shown. The woodland-loving heath fritillary has doubled in abundance in the past decade, although it is 90% down on 1980 levels. The silver-studded blue also did well, recording its best year since 1996. The … Read more

US scientists step up efforts to research Covid in bears, deer and other animals | Coronavirus

To administer this Covid test, Todd Kautz had to lie on his belly in the snow and worm his upper body into the narrow den of a hibernating black bear. Training a light on the bear’s snout, Kautz carefully slipped a long cotton swab into his nostrils. For postdoctoral researcher Kautz and a team of … Read more