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Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...es), move across the human-wildlife divide through hunters taking either sick animals or carcasses for meat. Hunters can then spread the disease to families and hospital workers, creating the conditions for an epidemic in the process. Between August 2001 and June 2003, researchers noted that wildlife outbre...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...akyusa name (pronounced kip-oon-jee) used by a few hunters around Mt. Rungwe. The highland mangabey is extremely rare and critically endangered, with an estimated total population of between 500 and 1,000 animals. Also noted by Davenport, the Southern Highlands forests, including those of Mt Rungwe and Kitu...

Scientists use manufacturing methods to reconstruct mastodon

...te 1980s, he found the first evidence that Ice Age hunters in North America butchered mastodons and preserved the meat by storing it underwater. Other examples of butchered mastodons have since been found in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and New York. More recently, Fisher's studies of bone damage on fossil remai...

Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees

...with blood and other body fluids, putting bushmeat hunters and others who might handle carcasses of infected animals at risk. "If we find ways to protect apes from the Ebola virus, we also will protect humans," the action plan concludes. The action plan designated 12 sites in five countries - Cameroon, Gab...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...he species barrier to humans when African bushmeat hunters came into contact with blood from infected animals. Though bushmeat hunting and consumption may be a significant factor in viral transmission in Africa, Jones-Engel says, people in Asia have many other contexts in which they come into contact with p...

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

Prehistoric big game hunters and not the last ice age are the likely culprits in the extinction of giant ground sloths and other North American great mammals such as mammoths, mastodons and saber-toothed tigers, says a University of Florida researcher. Determining whether the f...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

... to $100 in 1910 as stocks collapsed. Professional hunters harvested up to 1,000 per day to supply restaurants, says Dr. Jones, fostering the federal government's decision to outlaw the commercial slaughter of migratory birds in 1913. "As supplies dropped and prices rose, some of these species became a stat...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...Unfortunately, many of these animals are killed by hunters using lead shot, which is highly toxic to scavengers. "Condors are obligate scavengers, so they'll feed on anything that's there," Chamberlain says. "If they consume just a small lead fragment, it can kill them." For the PNAS study, the researcher...

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans

...he species barrier to humans when African bushmeat hunters came into contact with blood from infected animals. However, in Asia other forms of primate/human contact, among them urban monkey performances, may be more prevalent than bushmeat hunting. Asia has a long history of performing monkeys, and initial...

Alleged 40,000-year-old human footprints in Mexico much, much older than thought

... at 40,000 years old. They hypothesized that early hunters walked across ash freshly deposited near a lake by volcanoes that are still active in the area around Puebla, Mexico. The so-called footprints, subsequently covered by more ash and inundated by lake waters, eventually turned to rock. But Paul Renne,...

Scientists discover dozens of new species in 'Lost World' of western New Guinea

... century through specimens collected by indigenous hunters from an unknown location on New Guinea, the species had been the focus of several subsequent expeditions that failed to find it. On the second day of the recent month-long expedition, amazed scientists watched as a male Berlepsch's bird of paradise ...

New strategy rapidly identifies cancer targets

...and Yale University. Traditionally, cancer-gene hunters have scanned the genome looking for mutations that trigger out-of-control cell growth. Druker tried this approach, but found it wanting. "We were doing some high-throughput DNA sequencing, and we weren't really finding much," he said. Instead, the...

Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

...nd were extremely successful as active, aggressive hunters of large game. We see evidence of hunting, kill sites, butchery and even herding off cliffs. We find thrusting spears and butchering knives." The Neandertal encountered increasing environmental seasonality with longer cold seasons and shorter perio...

A case of mistaken identity for the ivory-billed woodpecker?

...rd should have eluded the nation's ornithologists, hunters and conservationists in heavily populated South-eastern USA for so long." However, the original video published in Science catalysed conservation efforts in SE USA's bottomland swamp forests, which face continuing development. Furthermore, it spurre...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...hreats to its existence include over-harvesting by hunters due to its size and edibility, as well as habitat destruction from dams, irrigation and dredging. The stretch of Mekong River where the turtle lives is an area closed for many years to scientific exploration because it was one the last strongholds...

The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

...the missing years, the researchers appealed to the hunters who wintered there. “We got the missing DNA samples from hunting trophies and managed to go all the way back to the son of the founders,” said Denis Réale with a smile. “We were even able to obtain genetic material from the population of origin from ...

Ancient DNA traces the woolly mammoth's disappearance

...lest extent. The findings also offered early human hunters a potential alibi; they didn’t come on the scene in large numbers until even later. In search of a general pattern in the new study, Barnes and Lister’s team looked to the extinct woolly mammoth. What they found, however, was an “interesting patte...

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