Navigation Links
7 Texas mammals listed as threatened on Global Mammal Assessment
Date:10/6/2008

When the Global Mammal Assessment project results are announced this week at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, Spain, there will be at least seven Texas species on the globally threatened list.

The species of mammals from Texas that are classified as under some level of threat based upon the IUCN categories are commonly known as Mexican long-tongued bat, Mexican long-nosed bat, Myotis sodalis, robust cottontail, desert pocket gopher, Texas kangaroo rat, and banner-tailed kangaroo rat. For more information and a graphic showing their scientific name and territory in Texas, see http://agnews.tamu.edu .

The assessment's lead organization is the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) in Gland, Switzerland, but Texas A&M University is a major collaborator.

The Global Mammal Assessment's technical report has also been accepted into the journal Science. A news release prepared by the IUCN on the assessment's Red List of threatened species can be found at: www.iucn.org (then scroll down to "IUCN Red List reveals world's mammals in crisis"). WHO: The Global Mammal Assessment, a collaboration of 1,700 scientists from 130 countries, provides information on the biology and conservation status of all of the world's approximately 5,500 mammalian species. About one in four of these species are currently threatened with extinction at some level, according to the assessment. Dr. Thomas E. Lacher, Jr., Texas A&M University's wildlife and fisheries sciences department head at College Station, Texas, and Dr. John Lamoreux, research assistant in the department, are among 8,000 international environmental decision-makers attending the World Conservation Congress.

A key and lasting element of major importance to the scientific community, according to Lacher, is an online data-base of all the species in the assessment. This can be found at: http://www.iucnredlist.org/. He said it is the most comprehensive and scientifically-based body of work ever compiled on threatened and endangered mammals.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Byrns
s-byrns@tamu.edu
325-653-4576
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Communications
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
2. Ceres and Texas A&M to develop and market high-biomass sorghum for biofuels
3. Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be studied by University of Texas at Austin marine scientists
4. UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research
5. Rices West honored as one of Texas best researchers
6. Texas Hospital nations first to use large-scale cocoon strategy against whooping cough
7. Texas A&M testing oral contraceptives for animals
8. Texas A&M scientists say early Americans arrived earlier
9. Researchers confirm dead zone off Texas coast since 1985
10. Underwater microscope helps prevent shellfish poisoning along Gulf Coast of Texas
11. UTMB inventions win University of Texas System commercialization awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
7 Texas mammals listed as threatened on Global Mammal Assessment
(Date:3/23/2016)... March 23, 2016 ... Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender Anbieter ... Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals dessen ... wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen mobiler ...
(Date:3/17/2016)... 17, 2016 ABI Research, the leader ... global biometrics market will reach more than $30 ... from 2015. Consumer electronics, particularly smartphones, continue to ... anticipated to reach two billion shipments by 2021 ... Pavlakis , Research Analyst at ABI Research. "Surveillance ...
(Date:3/11/2016)... Germany , March 11, 2016 http://www.apimages.com ... - Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images ( http://www.apimages.com ... from DERMALOG will be used to produce the new refugee identity ... other biometric innovations, at CeBIT in Hanover ... scanner from DERMALOG will be used to produce the new refugee ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Q BioMed Inc. ... partner Mannin Research Inc. will be attending the Association ... place from May 1-5, 2016 in Seattle ... with its vendors and research partners. The meeting provides ... and other collaborative opportunities for the MAN-01 program for ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... personalized pain medicine, is excited to announce the launch of the Proove ... health studies, volunteerism, and education to promote the use of personalized medicine for ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Intelligent Implant ... by the FDA via 510(k) for sale in the United States. These components ... posterior thoraco-lumbar fusions. With one-level sales beginning in October of 2015, the company ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Next week on May 5 at 2:55 ... for tissue stem cell counting and expansion to gene-editing scientists and other attendees ... Genome Engineering in Burlington, Massachusetts. , The attention of most gene-editing scientists appears ...
Breaking Biology Technology: