Alarming decline in Nepal's rhinos and tigers in former Maoist stronghold
Washington ?Results released today by World Wildlife Fund of the first assessment done in two years in one of Nepal's premier national parks reveal an alarming decline in tiger and rhino populations, indicating widespread poaching. The area only became accessible for visits since the ceasefire betw...
CU-Boulder study shows 53 million-year-old high Arctic mammals wintered in darkness
... Ancestors of tapirs and ancient cousins of rhinos
living above the Arctic Circle 53 million years ago endured six months of darkness each year in a far milder climate than today that featured lush, sw...
Saving Sumatra: Indonesia reaches historic agreement
... the world's sixth-largest island, and was also endorsed by four Ministers. Sumatra is the only place on Earth where tigers, elephants, orangutans and rhinos
co-exist. One forest on the island, Tesso Nilo, has the greatest vascular plant diversity of any lowland forest ever studied with more than twice the...
Long-term study shows effect of climate change on animal diversity
... ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Two species of giraffe, several rhinos
and five elephant relatives, along with multitudes of rodents, bush pigs, horses, antelope and apes, once inhabited what is now northern Pakistan.
Tigers disappear from Himalayan refuge
...porous international border with India, allowing for easy and untraceable transportation of wildlife contraband. Unlike poaching of other species like rhinos
where only the horns are removed, virtually no evidence remains at a tiger poaching site because all its parts are in high demand for illegal wildlife...
Catcher Holdings Inc. Lands Contract for Initial Deployments at Nine Homeland Security and State Government Agencies
...risks, delays, and uncertainties include,
but are not limited to: the Company's ability to obtain binding sales
commitments for the additional CATCHER rhinos
referenced in the above press
release the Company's ability to generate product sales and operating
profits; the Company's ability to obtain sales pri...
Scientists crack rhino horn riddle
... Ohio University study now has revealed an interesting clue: dark patches running through the center of the horns.
The team examined the heads of rhinos
that died of natural causes and were donated by The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, and the Phoenix Zoo. Researchers conducted CT scans on the horns at O'B...
A buffet for early human relatives
...rchers including Cerling have used "laser ablation" to remove and analyze tooth enamel samples from the large, fossilized teeth of prehistoric horses, rhinos
and elephants to determine the animals' diets.
Until now, lasers were too destructive to use on the smaller teeth of human ancestors and their r...
Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos
...re effective at reducing poaching of elephants, African buffaloes and black rhinos
in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
"Wildlife within protected ...ched because poaching is illegal and most animals ?apart from elephants and rhinos
which are traditionally not eaten ?are caught in snares set by local villag...
WWF captures first-ever photo of wild rhino on Borneo
... area known as the "Heart of Borneo." A handful of rhinos
are thought to survive in addition to the 13, scat...life Department. "While the total number of Borneo rhinos
remaining is uncertain, we do know there are very,...amera traps in the area is extraordinary."
in Sabah spend their lives in dense jungle where t...