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Noah's modern ark: The role of ART in conserving endangered species
...only a three-day period of fertility a year. Baby pandas
have been born after AI using cooled as well as th...ve a 10-year plan in place to produce lots of baby pandas
that can contribute to a successful, self-sustaining captive population that in the future will allo...
Biodiversity has roots in global health
...pan farther than China, and are vital to more than pandas
and gingko trees. "As we look at outbreaks of diseases such as SARS and AIDS, there are indications that many diseases may cross over from animals," Liu said. "If the ecosystem isn't healthy, then human health is in jeopardy." The Policy Forum outl...
Diet study focus of TAES research in effort to help save giant panda
...ng with the Memphis Zoo, the new home to two giant pandas
-- Le Le (pronounced Luh Luh) and Ya Ya. They arri...d. There are thought to be fewer than 1,000 giant pandas
left in the wild, making it one of the most endangered species on the planet. The pair at the Memphi...
Best chance to protect giant pandas
...say Loucks, Dinerstein and their colleagues. Giant pandas
need both high- and low-elevation forests as well ...y food during part of the year: during the summer, pandas
eat a kind of bamboo that grows at high elevations; and during the rest of the year, they eat anothe...
Researchers tie worldwide biodiversity threats to growth in households
...round on the impact of household dynamics on giant pandas
in southwest China's mountainous Wolong Nature Reserve when he approached Stanford's Paul Ehrlich, renowned for his population studies, with an idea:Expand the probe into a worldwide look at the impact of households on global biodiversity and environ...
Peoples' household dynamics crucial to biodiversity
...estyles of humans and the fates of animals such as pandas
and crocodiles. Michigan State University scientis... affect vastly different habitats from endangered pandas
in the mountains of southwestern China to the subdivisions that press against the Florida Everglades...
Overfishing may diminish genetic diversity even when millions of fish remain
...nimals studied by conservation biologists, such as pandas
and elephants, as few as 500 individuals appear to be enough to maintain rare variances. For reasons not yet understood, however, it appears that in marine fishes only a small proportion of individuals produce large numbers of offspring that survive...
Scientists get no-strings awards for biodiversity leadership
...e evolutionary history of animals in China such as pandas
and monkeys; lobbying successfully for a new national park in Peru; studying lemur populations in Madagascar; organizing a cooperative among indigenous people in a biodiversity hotspot in Ecuador, and operating a respected clearinghouse for biodivers...
New insect order discovered for first time since 1915
...regarded as charismatic as species such as tigers, pandas
or dolphins. But their contribution to the natural earth cannot be overstated. Insects, with more than 1.2 million known species, represent more than 80 percent of all living creatures on Earth. If human beings were to disappear tomorrow, the world ...
Giant pandas have plenty of genetic diversity
Even though there are only about 1,000 giant pandas
left, thereis hope for this beloved endangered spe...e is known about the remaining populations ofgiant pandas
in the wild. Historically, giant pandas
lived inforests from China to northern Burma and Vietnam, bu...
Panda habitat not protected by nature reserve, say Science researchers
...ope of the land, and forest cover preferred by the pandas
to rank regions within the reserve according to th...se these patches are usually "source areas," where pandas
reproduce in higher numbers, says Liu. Habitat loss is at least partially responsible for the dramat...
Nature reserves aren't protecting pandas, study shows
...y living in the reserve. Only about 1,000 giant pandas
remain in the wild. About 10 percent of these li...s more than putting up a sign. To survive, giant pandas
need plenty of forest canopy, elevations that allow for comfortable temperatures, and slopes that ...
From dolphins to the Giant Panda - chemistry at SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo
...menting Edwards' formula in 1999, 18 of 20 newborn pandas
at the Wolong Nature Reserve and Captive Breeding ... report on their reproductive status and help male pandas
identify the female producing the mark. Pamela Thomas of SeaWorld will explain the unique challe...
Pandas use sexy smells to attract partners
...logist Ronald Swaisgood and his colleagues allowed pandas
to visit each other's empty enclosures. The animal.... The researchers suggest that in the wild, female pandas
may leave scent marks to advertise to males that they are ready for mating. Lindburg says that bree...