Tag Archive for 'Zoological Society of London'

Great tit, Parus major, vulnerable to newly arrived strain of bird virus

December 21st, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

A new strain of avian pox is taking its toll on garden birds in Britain. Three papers (1,2,3) on this avian pox have been published recently in PLOS ONE. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), University of Oxford, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and RSPB report on the impact avian pox is […]

Extreme weather events threaten land mammal populations

December 14th, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

Mammals could be at a greater risk of extinction due to predicted increases in extreme weather conditions, states a paper published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Scientists have mapped out land mammal populations, and overlapped this with information of where droughts and cyclones are most likely to occur. This allowed them to identify […]

Zeitz Foundation, with Guernsey link, works to conserve ecosystems

December 13th, 2012 by Events

Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Usain Bolt was the guest of honour at a fundraising event for the Zeitz Foundation, which is a charity with strong Guernsey connections. Guernsey-born Dr Liz Rihoy, sister of Rihoy & Son’s chairman and managing director Jeremy and Gavin, is Programme Director for the Zeitz Foundation, which aims […]

Twenty percent of invertebrate species threatened with extinction

September 9th, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

ONE fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be heading for extinction according to ‘Spineless: Status and Trends of the World’s Invertebrates,’’ a report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with the IUCN and the IUCN Species Survival Commission, which was presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea on […]