Adam Langford

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Seabirds Drive Invertebrate Communities

Changing Planet<p>Scientists in New Zealand have recently revealed the diversity of invertebrates living on an island which has never been invaded by mammalian predators, and a surprising association with seabirds. Adams Island is the southern island in the Auckland Islands group. Whereas the main …

Rethink needed on turtle conservation

(Phys.org) —Green turtle populations have expanded so much in Indonesia's east coast islands marine protected areas that they are adopting new …

Tanzania's elephant population down two-thirds since 1976

The elephant population in Tanzania, beset by poaching for ivory, has plummeted by two-thirds in the past three-and-a-half decades, the government …

Conservation work in zoos is too random, scientists warn

The world's zoos work hard and spend enormous resources on the conservation of endangered species, but the resources are not always optimally spent. …

West African Lions Are Critically Close to Extinction, Study Says

West African lions are close to extinction, and vulnerable populations could be wiped out in the next five to 10 years, according to new research led …

Elephants Moved Across Africa in Risky Operation

Two of the rare mammals died in the process, group says.<p>Originally deemed as an impossible task, staff with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have successfully transported four wild African forest elephants across the Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire).<p>The challenging relocation was …

Australia to Dump Dredged Sand in Great Barrier Reef Waters, Adding to Site's Mounting Woes

Dredging could jeopardize reef's World Heritage status, greens say.<p>This week's decision to dump dredged sand and silt in Great Barrier Reef waters has prompted warnings that the troubled ecological treasure is one step closer to a spot on World Heritage's "list of shame."<p>"We're going backwards on …

Opinion: Real Tragedy of Taiji Is Our Inhumanity Toward Animals

Researchers are learning that animals exhibit empathy, altruism, and other emotions we used to call "human."<p>The ongoing capture and slaughter of dolphins at Taiji, Japan—five more mass killings have taken place since the bottlenose hunt last week—troubles us not only because it is cruel but also …

WATCH: Breathtaking New Video Of Felix Baumgartner's Record Jump

You might recall Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner's 2012 jump from a 24-mile-high balloon capsule, a height of 127,852 feet. He broke not only an altitude record, formerly set by a U.S. Air Force pilot, Col. Joe Kittinger, in 1960, but also a record for speed of descent, breaking the sound …