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Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance

...e spotted in Lokoue Bai, a natural clearing in the park where separate groups of the gorillas predictably ...Panthera leo). The massive 13,600 square kilometer park sits in northeastern Congo, near the Gabonese border to the west and Cameroon to the north. Scien...

Near-zero-energy buildings blessing to owners, environment

...Smoky Mountains, the most heavily visited national park in the United States. Christian, director of ORNL's Buildings Technology Center, believes he and colleagues have at least part of the answer. "We have a roadmap for communities to transform their building industry from part of the problem to...

Wolf reintroduction reshapes Yellowstone ecology

...o increased growth of willow and cottonwood in the park by causing fear responses in elk and other ungulat...dation since the reintroduction of wolves into the park in 1995, and empirical research. In the view of Ripple and Beschta, extirpation of wolves in the ear...

Satellites map volcanic home of Africas endangered gorillas

...he territory covered: "The map extends well beyond park boundaries, reflecting the fact that the parks can...rovide alternatives to the short-term eating up of park grounds. The map can help a lot with this, for example by enabling the planning of eco-tourism that ...

Adirondack Atlas

...s readers to think about questions influencing the park and its future. "Through the creation of this book, we hoped to create a mirror for this park and its people, both for the benefit of those who live in and enjoy the Adirondacks and for those el...

Utah scientist helps discover new mouse species -- and maybe a new genus

...ny mouse was captured on Mount Banahaw, a national park in the south-central portion of Luzon Island, only about 50 miles from Manila. The bright-orange animal has a large head, heavily muscled jaws and powerful teeth that can open hard nuts. It weighs about 15 grams, and has a body length of three inc...

New mouse species found in the Philippines

...ny mouse was captured on Mount Banahaw, a national park in the south-central portion of Luzon Island, only about 50 miles from Manila. The bright-orange animal has a large head, heavily muscled jaws and powerful teeth that can open hard nuts. It weighs about 15 grams, and has a body length of 3 inches ...

Dramatic decline of California native frog linked to introduced trout in mountain lakes

...ions were critical pieces of evidence that led the park service and Fish and Game to consider that approach, at least on a limited basis. "People want their trout, but they don't realize what they're getting along with their trout - changed ecosystems, diseases and all sorts of things," noted David Wake, ...

Mother lode of jaguars discovered in Bolivia park

... than Massachusetts and Connecticut combined. The park also contains Latin America's highest diversity of...numbers of ticks. Created in 1995, it is the only park in South America established at the initiative of a Native American organization, which have taken o...

Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala

...e park, including the Scarlet Macaw, for which the park is one of the last remaining habitat zones. Cattle...he park's future. Last year, 100,000 acres of the park burned, threatening both the wildlife and cultural history of the park area. The Waka' project, to...

Rutgers ecologists and Brooklyn Botanic Garden botanists to plan Beijing Olympics Forest Park

...es are scheduled for August, 2008, and much of the park must be built by then for the enjoyment and educat... of visitors to the Games," Handel continues. "The park will become a central feature of Beijing's natural environment, adding ecological services and biodi...

UF researcher: Animals think in their own way, but unlike humans

...ed. Given a choice between two people sitting on a park bench holding out liver-sausage sandwiches, the dogs in the experiment always chose the person who could see them over the one whose eyes were looking away, he said. A similar experiment on chimps, however, showed they were as likely to beg from hu...

World's largest tiger reserve declared in Myanmar

... plans, which will include training and education, park infrastructure, and local community development initiatives. A chronicle of Rabinowitz's on-the-ground work to protect Hukawng Valley is featured in the April issue of National Geographic Magazine. "The objective of WCS and the Myanmar Forest Depart...

Lion attacks on livestock in Africa are significant but manageable

...r, predators killed roughly 2.4% of the herd. The park is the home of the notorious, maneless lions known for man-eating over more than 100 years. Their story is told in Dr. Patterson's new book The Lions of Tsavo (McGraw Hill, January 2004), which Publishers Weekly calls "the definitive Tsavo lion book....

Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park

...nerations." At 970 square kilometers in size, the park is recognized as one of the richest mountain prima...re dependent on agriculture. "The creation of this park represents the fruition of some 20 years of research and conservation work by both WCS and our partn...

Human health, astronomy, and environmental concerns merge at Dark-Sky meeting

Physicians, engineers, national park staff, astronomers, government officials, and many...valuate and protect the dark skies of the national park system. "We stand on the verge of losing our view of the universe from our national parks," he says...

New technologies reveal mysteries of marine megafauna

... boundary around an important place and you have a park in the open ocean it's different. The habitats are 3D and moving," says Crowder. In the open ocean, the vast distances covered by migratory species, and the shifting nature of these habitats has led some people to conclude that marine reserves can...

Rare ant may help solve some mysteries of social evolution

...ty cracked open an acorn they had found in an Ohio park and discovered a colony of extremely rare ants. Th...he researchers found the acorn at a Columbus metro park the first time the ant has been found in Ohio. "What makes this find special is the lifestyle of th...

WCS receives $8M grant from Moore Foundation to protect Amazon-Andes landscapes

... to the world's most biologically diverse national park in Bolivia, to the Caura River, a vast pristine watershed in Venezuela. "This very generous grant from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation will galvanize WCS's ongoing efforts to protect some of the most spectacular and biologically rich regions...

Census finds mountain gorillas increasing

... volumes about the commitment and determination of park personnel in conserving their natural heritage." Between September and October of 2003, the census was conducted by staff from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the Office Rwandais de Tourisme et Parc Nationaux (ORTPN), the Institut Congolais pour...

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