Global coral reef monitoring system to be launched
This satellite-based system, which is expected to be rolled out in full in 2020, will detect physical changes in coral structure on a daily basis, enabling researchers and environmentalists to monitor reefs in near-real time.
Devastating drop in numbers of Shetland seabirds
Since 2000 the number of puffins in Shetland has dropped from 33,000 to only 570, a trend that has also been observed in other species such as kittiwakes, fulmars and guillemots. The disappearance of food sources is thought to be the main cause of these devastating declines.
Working towards the acceptance of wolves in Sweden
A new study, published in Biological Conservation, has highlighted areas of Sweden which would be suitable for wolves to be redistributed in order to reduce densities and the resulting conflicts in regions where they are currently abundant.