Medicine & TechnologyA team of international researchers have, for the first time, successfully sequenced the Kakapo's genomes revealing that the small poulation and 10,000 years of inbreeding have eradicated devestating mutations.
Conservationists have discovered the unique sperm transfer of tuataras. Surprisingly, the ancient reptiles have the fastest sperm of any reptile family, which may be due to an adaptive response to their unique mating technique.
Xerces blue butterfly has been the first insects that was pushed to extinction by human activities. With the butterfly gone, researchers identified whether the insects were just a group swarming in San Francisco Bay, or a species of their own.
According to conservation groups, the introduction of Tasmanian Devils in Maria Island has resulted in the endangering of local little penguin populations and is threatening the existence of bird species.
Melanie Barboni, an assistant researcher at UCLA has come to be known as the Hummingbird Whisperer feeding more than 200 hummingbirds from her UCLA office window and advocating sustainable conservation efforts.