The COVID-19 pandemic provides a rare opportunity to reveal the impact of reduced human activity on wildlife. I compared traffic volume and wildlife roadkill data along 18 km of highway before, during and after a 3-month period of COVID-19 restrictions with baseline data from the previous four years.
There’s no question balloons are fun but there’s a growing awareness that the volume of discarded and degrading balloons is also contributing to the plastic litter that is proving harmful for our environment, and deadly for wildlife. Claims that biodegradable latex balloons are the environmentally responsible alternative to the mylar […]
Outbreaks of emerging coronaviruses in the past two decades and the current pandemic of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that emerged in China highlight the importance of this viral family as a zoonotic public health threat. To gain a better understanding of coronavirus presence and diversity in wildlife at wildlife-human interfaces […]
Sydney wildlife and exotic animal veterinarian Bree Talbot will join the team of specialist wildlife vets creating Australia’s largest mobile wildlife hospital. Appointed by the Board of Directors of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, Talbot will lead the team of veterinary staff operating the soon-to-be launched mobile wildlife hospital. Currently under […]
China and the UK have both recently hosted meetings calling for a united international crack-down on the illegal wildlife trade. Conservation organisations and law enforcement agencies have expressed growing concern at the rising demand for products derived from threatened and endangered wildlife, used both in traditional Asian medicine, and as […]