Piping plovers are facing habitat loss and breeding space as a result of wetland drainage in the Great Plains.
A 'supergene' that affects a male ruff bird's plumage ultimately determines its mating strategy.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes, and pochards are now listed as "vulnerable" species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds. This doubles the number of endangered U.K. birds.
A study on a breed of farmbirds known as Plymouth Rock chickens suggests evolutionary differences can be observed on a much shorter time scale than previously thought.
New research from the University College Dublin shows Cows were domesticated in stages and far more selectively than previous research indicated. DNA analysis indicates ancient British farmers restocked their domesticated herds with still-wild ox specimens called aurochs that grazed throughout areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
European rollers are facing deforestation in Europe and their yearly winter migration to Africa is getting tougher each year. Now researchers have identified key areas that will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
Unlike their human counterparts in California, Monarch butterflies are actually benefitting from the longstanding drought – more specifically, they're thriving on drought-tolerant milkweed which homeowners are planting to replace more thirsty lawns.
The breeding success of white-tailed eagles is being threatened by the growth and expansion of wind farms, which could further reduce populations of these unique birds.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
Scientists plan to clone giant pandas from Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland in hopes of saving the endangered species.
Researchers from Linnaeus University closely examined migrating patterns of pike in the Baltic Sea and found that timing is the key to survival.
There may be hope for the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail after all. Thanks to captive breeding, the snails are now recovering.
Deer mate during the fall and move around more, increasesing the risk of life threatening deer-vehicle collisions. To address this increasing problem, researchers from the University of Georgia have developed a map that indicates where and when drivers are at a higher risk of hitting a deer in Georgia. Now researchers from other states are taking note of their methodology.
Mice rely on scent to recognize relatives they have never even met before. This is important when choosing the right nesting partners and to ensure that the right genes are passed on to offspring.