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Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

... could be hurt by the new definition, which limits endangered species to those simply "at risk of extinction." T...ng the ruling say that the original law defined an endangered species as one "at risk of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range." "It ...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

... RESTORING QUIET IN NATIONAL PARKS Is quiet an endangered resource in U.S. National Parks" According to Kurt Fristrup ( kurt_fristrup@nps.gov ) of the US National Park Service (NPS), the extraordinary quiet of many backcountry sites is increasingly compromised by aircraft noise. In order to fulfill their m...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

... (GPS) collars, marking the first time this highly endangered population of big cats can be tracked by conservationists. Once found throughout the continent, Asiatic cheetahs now live only in extremely arid habitat on the edges of Iran's Kavir Desert. WCS's government partner in Iran, the Department of Environ...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...s may indicate an increase in some places for this endangered species, according to Schaller. At the same time,...latively high number for a species that's far more endangered than the chiru, due to hunting and hybridization with domestic yak. The group saw an increase in wi...

Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports

Pets may not be the only organisms endangered by some food additives. An arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans who eat meat from chickens that are raised on the feed, according to an article in the April 9 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly...

Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species

...al of the species. However, these birds are still endangered from other threats, such as a lack of food due to the over-hunting of large-bodied mammals, loss of habitat, and sometimes direct hunting. The Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project has already been successful in helping stem the decline in Asia's...

The penalty of having a sister -- why sibling sex matters for male saiga antelopes

...cent years, making them one of the most critically endangered species on earth. Future research will investigate what role sibling sex plays for lifetime reproductive success. The monitoring protocol of saiga antelopes is currently being improved to include non-invasive methods for monitoring to determine fe...

New sucker-footed bat discovered in Madagascar

...leaves during the day. Myzopoda were considered endangered because of their limited distribution and the noti... The researchers determined that Myzopoda is not endangered by the loss of the moist tropical forests because the bat appears to have adapted very well to the l...

Saving endangered whales at no cost

...educe fishing-gear entanglements of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. The findings appear in the January 9th issue of the journal Current Biology, published by Cell Press, and are reported by Ransom Myers of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, along with colleagues there and at the Universi...

The chimpanzee stone age

...f human evolution, and a better protection of this endangered species will guarantee that we can continue uncovering new facets of our past. Relevant finds come from all parts of the African continent, including the rainforest, and not just the classical east African homeland. ...

Amur leopard still on the brink of extinction, scientists say

A new census of the world's most endangered cat, the Amur or Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), shows that as few as 25 to 34 are left in the wild, renewing fears for the future of the species. In February and March, World Wildlife Fund along with the Wildlife Conservation Soci...

Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number

... cases in this world where a small population of a endangered primates is actually increasing.? According to the census, which also successfully used for the first time genetic samples from fecal specimens, Bwindi’s gorilla population now numbers 340 individual gorillas, up from 320 in 2002, and 300 in 1997....

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...as wildfire, protection of other resources such as endangered plants and animals, and best practices for proceeding with salvage. "Stands within a hurricane damage zone that are not salvaged will require monitoring for up to 5 years to detect delayed mortality or the onset of insect infestations or diseases...

Turtles are loyal in feeding as well as in breeding

... for the protection of key foraging sites of these endangered species. 'The extent to which turtles showed fid...g key habitats is critical for the future of these endangered species....

Endangered shortnose sturgeon saved in Hudson River

... and probably global, history a fish identified as endangered has been shown to have recovered -- and in the Hud...PLoS ONE. However, the shortnose sturgeon is still endangered in other rivers, Bain said, and will not necessarily be removed from the endangered species list by ...

Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk

...als, birds and amphibians ever produced shows that endangered species from these groups do not inhabit the same ...at geographical areas with a high concentration of endangered species from one group, do not necessarily have high numbers from the others. This new finding has f...

Small, smaller, smallest -- The plight of the vaquita

...s on an acceptable timescale for such a critically endangered species. According to one analysis, a single surve...ermen. Mexico has a very good record in helping endangered marine mammals to recover. There are no better examples anywhere in the world than eastern Pacific g...

New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines

...rger than the newly discovered species. The highly endangered tamaraw lives only on the Philippine island of Mindoro. Two poorly known species of the genus Bubalus from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, known as anoas, are more distantly related. The new species, B. cebuensis, teaches scientists a great dea...

History-hunting geneticists can still follow familiar trail

...h is important in making conservation decisions on endangered species," Mulligan said. "If this approach were not credible, it could potentially have a bearing on future policy decisions, as well as affect literally hundreds of previous studies on humans and other mammals." UF Genetics Institute scientists a...

Climate change has surprising effect on endangered naked carp

... through dam-building caused the species to become endangered during the 1990s. Diversion of water for agriculture from the lake has been compounded by climate change, leading to a decline in water level in the lake of 10?2 cm per year during the past fifty years (see accompanying image). However, Chris M. W...

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