Media Release | May 30, 2013
Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | April 15, 2013
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
April 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females
Media Release | February 17, 2013
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Media Release | November 21, 2012
In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and University of La Rochelle, in France.
Media Release | October 10, 2012
Researchers from the University of British Columbia’s Project Seahorse today released the first-ever footage of a little-known seahorse species.
Media Release | March 2, 2012
Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New University of British Columbia research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal.
Media Release | November 10, 2011
Humans play a far greater role in the fate of African elephants than habitat loss, and human conflict in particular has a devastating impact on these largest terrestrial animals, according to a new University of British Columbia study published online in PLoS ONE this week.
Media Release | February 4, 2011
University of British Columbia researchers estimate that fisheries catches in the Arctic totaled 950,000 tonnes from 1950 to 2006, almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during this period.
Media Release | November 17, 2009
Finding alternative feed sources for chickens, pigs and other farm animals will significantly reduce pressure on the world’s dwindling fisheries while contributing positively to climate change, according to University of British Columbia researchers.