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Time to wake up as conservationists

Its time we took note and took care of mother nature. A program aimed towards this goal is underway in USA. It is called the Canon National Parks Science Scholars // Program. It currently inducts its ninth class with eight doctoral students -- from Canada to Chile, and from Florida to Ohio, Illin...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...ancer spreads between individual Tasmanian devils through direct contact (primarily fighting and biting). To save the species from this fatal disease, conservationists are relocating cancer-free Tasmanian devils to geographically isolated areas or zoos. Many species living within polluted aquatic environments suf...

Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern

...us, Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement, Health & Environment Alliance, CEPHED, ACPO, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Pro-biodiversity conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU), Uganda Network on Toxic Free Malaria Control (UNETMAC), East African Sustainability Watch Network, Ecologistas en Accion, Legamb...

Conference on Elephant Tuberculosis Research Establishes Action Plan at International Symposium on Elephant Conservation

... VIENNA, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- conservationists and scientists from around the world gathered for the 2007 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium, in Orlando, Florida. The Sympos...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...er it got trapped in a fishing net," an official said. This was the fifth dolphin found dead in Bihar in the last one year, causing concern to conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. Dolphin experts say the toll is higher but only a few incidents got reported because the carcasses are either buried or thro...

One-sixth of Europe's Mammals Face Extinction, Warns Conservation Experts

...World Conservation Union (IUCN) has said that a sixth of Europe's mammal species is threatened with extinction. Unless the trend is reversed, conservationists fear that the European Union will not be able to meet its self-imposed target of halting biodiversity loss by 2010. Of the roughly 250 mammal ...

Delayed Start By Niger On Culling Of Poultry

...using a pandemic. Meanwhile in Kenya children, artists, performers and conservationists have gathered to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. They met on the edge o...ts in the spread of avian flu has also been the source of much debate, with conservationists contending the disease's spread has not closely followed known bird migrati...
conservationists in Biological News

For the birds or for me? Why do conservationists really help wildlife?

Volunteers who take part in conservation efforts may do it more for themselves than the wildlife they are trying to protect, a University of Alberta case study shows. A study of purple martin landlordsthose who keep and monitor special birdhouses on their landrevealed that they were more motiva...

New monkey discovered in Brazil

...eatened by several planned development projects in the region, particularly a major highway cutting through the Amazon that is currently being paved. conservationists fear the highway could fuel wider deforestation in the Amazon over the next two decades. Other threats to the region include a proposed gas pipeline a...

Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal

...xcavated with the echidna's long claws). "The limited information on the long-beaked echidna's biology, feeding behavior and ecology has prevented conservationists from formulating plans for protecting this elusive and threatened animal," said Dr. Ross Sinclair, Director of WCS's Papua New Guinea program. "The re...

NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions

...er 2008 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Tropical Asian fires first grabbed the attention of government officials, media, and conservationists in 1997, when fires set to clear land for palm oil and rice plantations burned out of control. The fires turned wild and spread to dry, flammable peat...

New tracking tags are providing fish-eye views of ways to manage depressed fisheries

... New tracking and observing technologies are giving marine conservationists a fish-eye view of conditions, from overfishing to climate change, that are contributing to declining fish populations, according to a new study. U...

Tracking tigers in 3-D

...w researchers to rapidly identify animals, which in turn could speed up tiger conservation efforts. "This new software will make it much easier for conservationists to identify individual tigers and estimate populations," said Ullas Karanth, Senior Conservation Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and on...

Researchers take first look at the genetic dynamics of inbreeding depression

...does predominate, but the other may be important, too." The fact that a relatively large number of genes are affected by inbreeding is bad news for conservationists hoping to save small populations of plants or animals from extinction, Paige said. It means that there is no easy fix to the problem of inbred popu...

Study finds most wars occur in Earth's richest biological regions

...on strategies and principles into military, reconstruction and humanitarian programs in the world's conflict zones. "We encourage support for local conservationists and protected area staff during conflict periods, but we in no way suggest intentionally putting people in harm's way," the study said. "Local staff o...

Village bird study highlights loss of wildlife knowledge from one

...hen we risk sleepwalking through the degradation of our natural world, without realising what we are losing," she said. In the meantime, she adds, conservationists may have to take shifting baseline syndrome into account when planning activities: "It is more and more common for people to use local residents' r...

New national survey says public reveres bison

... North America. The national survey asked 2,000 Americans more than 50 questions about bison to gage public awareness about this iconic species, as conservationists grapple with how to best restore populations to the American West and elsewhere. The survey results were compiled by WCS researchers John Fraser, Ken...
conservationists in Biological Technology

Microsoft scientist highlights urgent need for new computer models to address climate change

..., a wind dispersal method is more susceptible to habitat loss, as seeds are more likely to fall in inhospitable environments. Using methods like this, conservationists can identify the species at most risk following deforestation, and use this knowledge to develop new strategies to mitigate the effects of widespread ...
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