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Threats to wild tigers growing

...eved to be only about 5,000 wild tigers left--some conservation programs have been successful. Dinerstein and his ...wildlife corridors that connect 12 reserves. Tiger conservation efforts have also been successful in the Russian Far East. Many tiger reserves in the India, in cont...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...eir final report, the scientists call for improved conservation management of the region to address and halt threa... more than all the world’s cars and trucks, making conservation of the Amazon rainforest a crucial strategy for minimizing climate change. The burgeoning global car...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...al resource management in a region of great global conservation value and strategic importance beset by conflict o...nt, Wildlife Conservation, and Tourism to launch a conservation strategy that will safeguard the region’s wildlife and wild lands, which may now rank among the rich...

Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics

...hat supports visualization and analysis for use in conservation planning and natural resource decision-making." ...ctions data, visualization and analysis tools, and conservation decision-making. He has published in top-tier scientific journals, but at the same time he builds so...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

... of their predators in ways that are important for conservation and ecosystem integrity. These findings come at a time when, after more than $23 million was spent to re-establish wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains, the animals are to be down-listed from federal protection. The states of Wyoming and Idah...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

... sea ice is likely to persist and where subsequent conservation efforts to save the species will be most effective...hen be used to generate the trends and recommended conservation actions. Findings will be presented in a peer-reviewed journal, future international conferences, an...

Philandering female felines forgo fidelity

... ecology and one that merits inclusion into future conservation efforts for the species.” The nine-year study, ...or. Findings from the study are significant for conservation efforts for the species, which is threatened by a number of human-related causes. Further, cheetahs ...

Lessons from the orangutans: Upright walking may have begun in the trees

...vations of orangutan movement should be useful for conservation efforts, according to Thorpe. These animals are seriously endangered, primarily due to habitat destruction. "If you can understand how they cross gaps in the forest, you can learn about effects that living in logged or degraded habitat would have...

Ecology in an era of globalization

... future of ecosystems, biodiversity, land use, and conservation policy. They suggest that migration and other dem...opportunities for modeling projections, long-range conservation strategies, and policy interventions. In "The future of production systems in a globalized world,...

Invasion of the island bats

...gical history. This discovery further enhances the conservation importance of the West Indies, where habitat loss and climate change —embodied in the intensification of hurricanes?threaten natural habitats more acutely than on the continent. ...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...dia of Life will provide valuable biodiversity and conservation information to anyone, anywhere, at any time," said Dr. James Edwards, currently Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility who today was officially named Executive Director of the Encyclopedia of Life. "Through collaboratio...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...lings captured by fishermen and handed over to the conservation team. Last observed by scientists in the wild in Cambodia in 2003, Cantor’s giant softshell turtles can grow up to 2 meters (6 feet) in length and weigh more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds). Only a few records of the species exist for Laos, and it...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

...ang Ziaie said "These captures herald a new era of conservation in Iran. This is the first time we have successfully deployed these collars in Iran, and the data they provide will enable us to make very specific recommendations for conserving cheetahs for future generations. We are delighted that this internation...

Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology

...w have to pay much closer attention to the use and conservation of these caves and their biological attributes. Neil Cobb, curator of the Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity in the Department of Biological Sciences at NAU, said, "Caves are extreme habitats that have received far too little atten...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

... a combination of better enforcement and a growing conservation ethic in local communities. The eight-week journe...es are the best means of establishing long-lasting conservation efforts, and they should be encouraged in every possible way," said Schaller. The journey travers...

Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

... the Americas Before Columbus ?and could influence conservation policy in the Americas. That millions of people once populated the Americas, and that in Amazonia, at least, the rainforest is the product of long term human use, has been used as farmers and loggers as justification for clearcutting rainforests. The...

Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification

...tly, this provides important information about the conservation of genetic resources to enable life to survive and thrive,?said ORNL’s Bob Hettich, a co-author and member of the Chemical Sciences Division. “Ultimately, the basic knowledge gained from this research will lead to a greater understanding of genetic d...

Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species

... that they are involved in—and support—longer-term conservation measures. "We already have a successful WCS model ...he Northern Plains where local people benefit from conservation activities. I think we have a good chance of making it work here if we can find the support." The...

Misclassified for centuries, medicinal leeches found to be 3 distinct species

...as not been approved by the FDA and has no special conservation status. "This study is a great example of why the field of taxonomy [the science of classification of organisms] is so important," said Patrick Herendeen, program director in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology,...

New sucker-footed bat discovered in Madagascar

...iologist and lead author of the study. "We can put conservation efforts on behalf of this bat on the backburner be...tific research for establishing the priorities for conservation programs and assessments of presumed rare and possibly endangered animals, the study concludes. ...

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