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Photos reveal Myanmar's large and small predators

... of tigers and other smaller, lesser known carnivores (see photo attachments). These findings will help ... confirmed the continued existence of 18 smaller carnivores in a variety of habitats across Myanmar, ... Small Carnivore Conservation. Data on small carnivores gathered from camera-trap surveys in wild areas ...

Outdoor enthusiasts scaring off native carnivores in parks

... implications beyond just these species. Since the carnivores in the study are often the top predators in their ... droppings of six native and non-native mammalian carnivores in 28 parks and preserves in northern California. ... parks during the day, Reed said. "We assumed that carnivores and people were avoiding each other in time and ...

Scat sniffing dogs detecting rare California carnivores

... be the best way to confirm the presence of rare carnivores in forested areas like the Southern Sierra Nevada ... managers often have difficulty detecting forest carnivores because they tend to be elusive, solitary and on ... dogs might be trained to find many of the rare carnivores in a given area. These surveys could aid land ...

Montana State researchers release guide to noninvasive carnivore research

... on a new book that will help biologists find noninvasive ways to study carnivores in the wild. "Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores" (Island Press, ... survey methods currently available to wildlife researchers. The study of carnivores in the wild is challenging because they are few, far between and naturally ...

Scientists believe photograph depicts wolverine in California

... 28, 2008. Forest Service scientists who are experts at detecting rare carnivores believe the photographed animal is a wolverine. The North American ... found dogs to be three and a half times more successful at detecting rare carnivores than remote-controlled cameras in forested areas like the Sierra Nevada ...

Captive carnivores not up to wild living

... Conservation, the research highlights the low survival rates of captive carnivores that are released into their natural habitats. On average only one in three captive-born carnivores survives in the wild, with most deaths related to human activities. ...

Research sheds new light on how diseases jump across species

... a virus which poses one of the greatest global disease threats to wild carnivores including lions, African wild dogs and several types of seal. The ... canine distemper Virus (CDV) jumps across and infects different species of carnivores could lead to a more effective monitoring and control of the virus. ...

American carnivores evolved to avoid each other, new study suggests

... Hunter and co-author Tim Caro, professor of wildlife, fish and conservation biology, first plotted the known ranges of all of the American carnivores on one big digital map. Assuming that wherever ranges overlapped, competition and predation between those species was possible, they then compared ...

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

... on International Trade in Endangered Species), which protects it against illegal trade for fur and medicinal purposes. Around the world, large carnivores are faced with a variety of threats including habitat loss, depletion of prey, conflicts with people, poaching, and disease. The U.S. Congress is ...

October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... 1910 University Dr., Boise, Idaho 83725, USA. Pages 783-786. NSF funding received. Kohn and Fremd have found that the diversity patterns of carnivores and hoofed mammals in the western United States over the past 30 million years show changes related to crustal extension, global cooling, and ...

Study says eyes evolved for X-Ray vision

... an animal to see in front of and behind itself, an ability also known as panoramic vision. Humans and other large mammals primates and large carnivores like tigers, for example exist in cluttered environments like forests or jungles, and their eyes have evolved to point in the same direction. While ...

Great white's mighty bite revealed

... of Primary Industries Fisheries (Australia) and University of California (USA) reveal unprecedented information about the feeding habits of the two carnivores by analysing anatomical and biomechanical data from their skull and muscle tissues. They generated 3-Dimensional models the skull of a 2.4-metre ...

Lionfish decimating tropical fish populations, threaten coral reefs

... cardinalfish, parrotfish, damselfish and others. One large lionfish was observed consuming 20 small fish in a 30-minute period. Lionfish are carnivores that can eat other fish up to two-thirds their own length, while they are protected from other predators by long, poisonous spines. In the Pacific ...

Additional evidence of wolverine found in the Tahoe National Forest

... in California since the 1920s. A link to a Pacific Southwest Research publication showing types of detection methods biologists use to detect carnivores can be found at: http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/gtr-157/ It is too early to say how this will affect the National Forest, said ...

Darwin Symposium at Field Museum offers broad overview of his science and its impact

... AM ANDREW SMITH, The Natural History Museum, London: Fossils and Phylogeny 11:10 11:40 AM PETER CRANE, University of Chicago: The Evolution of carnivores from Plants 11:40 12:10 AM NEIL SHUBIN, The Field Museum: The Origin of Tetrapod Limbs 12:10 2:00 PM Lunch Break 2:00 2:30 PM JONATHAN ...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

... as biologists and public agencies increase efforts to re-introduce large carnivores to places where they have been exterminated. Berger’s study is published ... and public agencies by restoring ecosystems to bring native carnivores back to where they once thrived.” said Dr. Berger. Berger’s study, ...

Researchers find new giant amphibian fossils in Africa

... in today's issue of Nature, describe the first and oldest amphibious carnivores from the Republic of Niger in West Africa. "This the first evidence of carnivores in this area," says McGill paleontologist, and co-author, Hans Larsson. ...

Despite their heft, many dinosaurs had surprisingly tiny genomes

... says Organ, a postdoctoral fellow in organismic and evolutionary biology supported by the National Institutes of Health. "The theropods -- carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor -- had very small genomes, in the range of modern birds. Ornithischians -- which include Stegosaurus and ...

A buffet for early human relatives

... "Hominids were taking advantage of seasonal differences in food items in a savanna environment," Cerling says. "We cannot tell if they were carnivores or scavengers, but it is possible their diet included animals. We are picking up that signal." The new study was led by Matt Sponheimer, a ...

Tyrannosaur survivorship -- tough times for teens

... Phillip Currie and professor in the U of A's Department of Biological Sciences. "Hopefully this will help us to unravel the cause of death of so many carnivores at one location. "It's also surprising that something like this study has never been done before." For decades, scientists believed ...

Wolves' top-down effect

... a wolf-driven cascade effect. Only wolves were completely eliminated from the study area and subsequently recovered. Bears and other large carnivores were never completely extirpated. In addition, the researchers traced elk deaths in the high-wolf area to wolves, which also supports the major role ...

Bronx Zoo bears are new Samsonite gorillas

... Subjecting the canister to the weight and strength of the grizzly bear, one of the largest carnivores in the world, means the container provides more-than-adequate protection from the black bear, the grizzly bear's smaller cousin. Unlike grizzly ...

Why are coyotes getting more aggressive?

... to dogs and wolves, are ubiquitous in North America, but they rarely have been a danger to humans. Fearful of being hunted and trapped, these large carnivores have typically stayed in wooded areas and away from humans. But now that coyotes have started foraging in suburban areas, more research is needed to ...
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