Tag: wildlife

Abstracts: COVID-19 restrictions provide a brief respite from the wildlife roadkill toll

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.

A ballooning environmental problem

A latex balloon removed from compost after 14 weeks. Picture: Morgan Gilmour

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 […]

Abstracts: Coronavirus testing indicates transmission risk increases along wildlife supply chains for human consumption in Viet Nam, 2013-2014

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 […]

Bree Talbot heads Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital team

Bree Talbot

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 […]