What’s killing killer whales? Orca report covering a decade of necropsies identifies threats
Pathology reports on more than 50 killer whales stranded over nearly a decade in the northeast Pacific and Hawaii show that orcas face a variety of mortal threats—many stemming from human interactions.
Dec 2, 2020
It’s not too late to save 102 species at risk of extinction
The Fraser River estuary in British Columbia is home to 102 species at risk of extinction. A new study says it’s not too late to save these species if action is taken now.
Nov 26, 2020
New tool developed by UBC researchers helps conservationists make smarter decisions
A new tool developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Commonwealth Science Industrial Research Organization could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.
Sep 17, 2018
Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird species.
Jul 9, 2013
Against all odds
Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants
University of British Columbia and Oxford University researchers have revealed the secrets of survival of an endangered population of African elephant in the unforgiving Sahara desert. These animals have the biggest migration among elephants, the study finds, but recent violence in Mali may now be putting them at risk.
Dec 12, 2012