Tag: deforestation

July 31, 2018

Inbreeding threatens northern spotted owls

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) face plenty of external threats, including habitat loss, deforestation and competition from invasive barred owls (Strix varia). They also face threats from inbreeding, according...

March 21, 2018

Warblers in trouble due to South American deforestation

Golden-winged warbler populations have plummeted in recent decades, even as conservationists have rushed to secure their breeding areas in the Appalachian and Great Lakes regions. Using cutting-edge trackers, researchers recently...

April 24, 2015

Successful Rainforest Protection Much Like Speed Control

Putting the brakes on deforestation works best when treated the same way police enforce speed limits on highways, according to research on Brazilian jungle: Give them a ticket. “Forest law...