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Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

Golf courses, if properly managed, could serve as important wildlife sanctuaries, a recent study by a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has revealed . "There are more than 17,000 golf courses in the United States, and approximately 70 percent of that land is not used for playing. T...

AVMA Urges Outlawing Trafficking of Chimps, Monkeys and Nonhuman Primates and Pets

...losis is especially common among macaques and their owners," she said. "Zoos don't have the space for nonhuman primates that were formerly pets, and sanctuaries are overburdened," Dr. Golab said. Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, also spoke. "They don't make good pets. Chimpanzee at a certain age, 5 or 6,...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

... 2. The Centre for Environmental Law (CEL), WWF vs Union of India and others, concerning the issue of settlement of Rights in National Parks and sanctuaries and other issues under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. These cases are being heard for the last nine years and are a part of what is term...

Bird Flu Not The Cause For Mysterious Bird Deaths

...the capital, Colombo. Sri Lanka has so far not reported any cases of bird flu, but officials have been keeping a close guard on poultry farms and bird sanctuaries after an outbreak in neighbouring India resulted in the slaughter of half a million chickens. Chicken sales in Sri Lanka that had dropped around 20 pe...

Bird flu threat ruled out: Karnataka Forest Department

...ed out," Verma said. As per instructions issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, "a close check is already being kept on our parks and sanctuaries and a training programme for veterinary doctors is already on," he said. Also, a massive awareness programme for people living in villages surrou...

No Threat of Bird Flu Assures Govt

...ata have been given the task of providing the scientific support. "Recently, we have intensified surveillance to include poultry around the bird sanctuaries as well as migratory birds visiting these sanctuaries," Bandopadhya said, commissioner of Animal Husbandry Department. The central government is...

People warned against consumption of red meat due to risk of Flu epidemic

... Furthermore, the virus has already claimed 65 human lives at Indonesia. Following the alert by the WHO, a plan has been drawn to monitor 50 bird sanctuaries across the country for the bird flu virus. Mostly the Bar-headed Geese, Brown-headed and Pallas's Gulls and Great Cormorants birds would be watched in...
Sanctuaries in Medical Technology

Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

...ted samples from chimpanzees during routine health exams in three different wildlife sanctuaries. They were primarily wild-born animals brought to the sanctuaries after being confiscated by authorities or abandoned by human owners. In Ivory Coast scientists from the Robert Koch Institute and Max Planck Institute...
Sanctuaries in Biological News

Golf course: Playing fields, wildlife sanctuaries or both

COLUMBIA, Mo. "FORE"...Though they may not help improve a person's golf game, stream salamanders might change the way golfers think about the local country club in the near future, following a new University of Missouri study. "There are more than 17,000 golf courses in the United States, and ...

Tuna Commission to decide the future of Mediterranean bluefin

...ery, WWF is advocating new management measures that must include: A seasonal closure during the key spawning months of May, June and July; Tuna sanctuaries in main Mediterranean breeding areas; Annual total allowable catches in line with scientific advice; and A reduction in capacity of industrial fleet...

Researchers to develop ocean sanctuary 'noise budget' to evaluate potential impact on marine mammals

...ing program, Van Parijs said. The products of this project will be a suite of tools designed to be transferable for use in other ecological regions or sanctuaries along with an extensive database of sounds. This project is a first step toward a much larger goal of establishing a global passive acoustic monitorin...

Map is first to track global human influences on ocean ecosystems

...aja California. When that project is complete, they will present their findings to environmental agencies, including the administrations of the marine sanctuaries off the western U.S. coast. Micheli also will present a talk titled "Trophic Responses in Marine Reserves: Lessons from Temperate and Tropical Ecos...

Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts

...tracts that might be converted into private nature reserves. Great Ape sanctuaries Sanctuary Capacity Study $500 Helped fund a study to predict the number of great ape orphans that range country sanctuaries might have to accommodate in the next 50 years. Chimpanzee Conservati...

Ecologist finds dire devastation of snake species following floods of '93, '95

...g a natural lifeboat Sexton proposes that islands of displaced soil be constructed at various locales in the conservation area that would serve as sanctuaries during subsequent floods. Such a natural lifeboat would serve as a temporary shelter for members of resident species of snakes and other fauna, as we...

Research updates 65-year-old genetic discovery

...e samples," Stone notes. The DNA is provided by veterinarians and comes from either blood samples or cheek swabs. She uses these samples to help zoos, sanctuaries and primate centers identify subspecies of chimpanzees. "My goal is to better understand chimpanzees in their own right and to ultimately help with...

Genetic analysis of Asian elephants in India reveals some surprises

...orate more than half of the known elephant habitat. Fewer than half of these ranges, however, offer the much stricter protections provided by wildlife sanctuaries or national parks. Moreover, India is projected to overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2030, a fact that almost certain to bring ab...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...arden of Eden." A research associate in the Stanford University School of Medicine, O'Connell-Rodwell has come to one of Africa's premiere wildlife sanctuaries to explore the mysterious and complex world of elephant communication. She and her colleagues are part of a scientific revolution that began nearly tw...
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