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Threats to wild tigers growing

...rn Nepal as a notable victory. The scheme features 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 contrast, have been mismanaged and have failed to protect the animals, according to the article. ...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...yst at CSIRO Land and Water, integrated historical wildlife spotlight data, devil monitoring data and geo-referenced reports of diseased devils into a geographical information system (GIS) to map the spatial and temporal distribution of the disease across Tasmania. “The result of my work was a map showing ...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...lope and Mongalla gazelle in Southern Sudan, where wildlife was thought to have vanished as a result of decades-long conflict. Despite the war, some species of wildlife in Southern Sudan, last surveyed more than 25 years ago, have not only survived but have thrived eas...

Ecology in an era of globalization

...workshop reports, including "Ecological impacts of wildlife conservation units policy in Mexico," "Timber production in selectively logged tropical forests in South America," "Assessing invasive alien species across multiple spatial scales: working globally and locally," and "Cascading events in linked ecolo...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...appearing from our planet,?said David Emmett, a CI wildlife biologist. “We thought it might be almost gone, but found it in abundance in this one pristine stretch of the Mekong, making the area the world’s most important site for saving this particular species.? Instead of an exterior shell commonly associa...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...ion have made concerted efforts to safeguard their wildlife and have established local wildlife preserves to protect populations of wild yak and other wildlife. "These wholly local Tibetan init...

Jefferson scientists find rabies-based vaccine could be effective against HIV

...e than 20 years in oral vaccines against rabies in wildlife in Europe. The study was aimed at studying the safety and effectiveness of the rabies vaccine approach against HIV and related diseases. Four macaques were immunized with both vaccines, while two animals received only a weakened rabies virus. Afte...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...n Wild and Farmed Salmon, released by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network of World Wildlife Fund and IUCN-the World Conservation Union identifies two important trends that have remade the salmon industry in the last 25 years: farmed salmon has grown from just two percent of the world supply in 1980...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...ons are now being found in a number of fish-eating wildlife species in remote areas of the planet. The actual socioeconomic costs of mercury pollution are probably much greater than estimated because existing economic analyses don't consider mercury's impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. The concentration...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...ons are now being found in a number of fish-eating wildlife species in remote areas of the planet. The actual socioeconomic costs of mercury pollution are probably much greater than estimated because existing economic analyses don't consider mercury's impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. The concentration...

Hotspots of mercury contamination identified in eastern North America

... the element exceed those established for human or wildlife health. The team focused on levels of the potent n...lting in dangerous levels of methylmercury in some wildlife species. Fish consumption advisories responding to mercury contamination exist in all the states and...

Manipulating nature: Scientists query wildlife birth-control method

...umane than the conventional methods of controlling wildlife populations, such as shooting, trapping, poisoning or viral diseases. It has drawn support from some politicians and animal-welfare agencies. An expert in mammal reproduction, Professor Cooper, of the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environme...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

... mangrove maps. The projects will also investigate wildlife migration processes from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island. Finally, the project will provide a global map of dry lands based on existing global datasets to the UNCBD. The DIVERSITY project, developed under ESA's Data User Element (DUE) progra...

How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB

...dence of infectious disease in socially-structured wildlife populations, and this study shows that such information is crucial to understanding how population structure affects the spread of disease. The results also have major implications for future policy to control bovine TB in the UK. According to the...

Over a century after disappearing, wild elk return to Ontario

... to the collaborative, multi-partnered approach to wildlife management," says Dr. Rick Rosatte, author of the report and senior research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Although the transferred elk experienced a 41 percent mortality rate between 1998-2004, the majority of surviving e...

Study finds mercury prevalent in many western fish

...so an author on the paper and an OSU fisheries and wildlife research associate professor. "If I were a mink or an otter," Hughes said, "I'd be concerned. Those guys are loading up on fish containing mercury and we don't really know at what levels they may be affected. In birds, the effects of mercury conta...

E. coli bacteria migrating between humans, chimps in Ugandan park

...f E. coli between humans and chimps in a protected wildlife area. It is also the first to find antibiotic-resistant strains in chimpanzees in Africa. "Antibiotic resistance has traditionally been associated with two factors: indiscriminate and over-prescription of antibiotics by physicians in the developed...

Researchers to study why dead zone returned to Lake Erie

...on people with drinking water, provide habitat for wildlife and fish, and support transportation and agriculture production. Lake Erie is the smallest of the five Great Lakes. ...

NASA snow data helps maintain nation's largest, oldest bison herd

...s a very important factor in the livelihood of all wildlife species in the ecosystem, including the Yellowston...agement program. It's a wonderful chance to aid in wildlife management."...

Salmon farms kill wild fish, study shows

...y one to two inches long." "We often worry about wildlife making humans sick, but here is a case where humans are making wildlife sick," said study co-author Dr. Mark Lewis, a mathematician and biologist at the University of Alber...

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