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First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...tethe animals at that location, they warned. Past poaching
activities may at least partially explain such a low census.Black and white ruffed lemur meat is "reportedly the tastiest,"they noted in their restocking proposal. And another possible culprit isinbreeding. In general, "black and white ruffed lemurs...
Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
... be relatively safe frompoachers, they said. Past poaching
activities may partially explain such a low census. Black-and-white ruffed lemur meat is "reportedly thetastiest," they noted in their restocking proposal. Another possible culprit is inbreeding. The five animals to be released are related to one an...
Despite Odds, Little Known Grauer's Gorillas Persist In Central Africa
...e preliminary surveys showed a dramatic upswing of poaching
outside of protectedareas. In 1960, Schaller put t...s. Outside of protected areas, the groupfound that poaching
and habitat loss gravely threatened gorilla numbers. Several localpopulations documented by Schaller...
Poachers also disupt plants
...mbiente in Panama. The researchers studied how poaching
affects regeneration of two palm species in centr...predation. Wright and his colleagues found that poaching
reduced the abundance of five of the 12 mammal species encountered regularly at the study sites, i...
To combat poaching, Florida officials use wildlife forensics
...three years ago, the lab has helped crack about 30 poaching
cases statewide, a number they say will grow stead...ists in the field. But the lab became involved in poaching
cases after game officials enlisted it in 1998 to determine if meat came from Florida's native white...
Campaign to protect critically endangered beluga sturgeon
...um on sturgeon, prompting overfishing and illegal poaching
around the world. Moreover, sturgeon are a slow-growing species, so it is easy to quickly overfish a population and it can take decades to recover. Caviar Emptor proposes a number of actions that the U.S. government, international governing bodi...
Organgutan numbers plummeting worldwide; species may vanish in ten years, study says
... decade, unless illegal logging of its habitat and poaching
can be greatly reduced, according to research funded by the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The study, which appears in the current issue of the journal Oryx, documents the tremendous decline in orangutans throughout their range....
Reserves can threaten wildlife by attracting poachers
...e, Revilla and his colleagues call for controlling poaching
by, in part, implementing existing policies and educating the people living nearby. Revilla's co-authors are: Francisco Palomares and Miguel Delibes, both of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas in Seville, Spain....
Science study explores social memory in elephants
...hlight the disproportionate effect the hunting and poaching
of mature animals might have for elephant populations. Other large mammals, such as whales, dolphins and chimpanzees also live in fluid social systems where an ability to recognise friends amongst many acquaintances might be expected to have an impac...
New report finds half of world's protected nature reserves heavily farmed as hunger runs rampant in biodiversity "hotspots"
...s. In Central Africa, habitat destruction and poaching
has reduced the population of endangered mountain gorillas down to about 600. They live on islands of mountaintop habitat, surrounded by seas of terraced farm fields. In the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, of which only 7 percent is still remaining, ...
Pet trade wrong: Poaching major threat to parrots
...icultural interests downplay it but biologists say poaching
chicks for the lucrative pet trade is one of the b...t. "Our results are the first to demonstrate that poaching
of nestling parrots is indeed widespread and in many species is occurring at levels that probably ar...
Homosexual behavior discovered among wild orangutans
...esides man are vanishing due to habitat loss, and poaching
for the pet trade. Indonesia in particular has been the scene of rampant illegal logging of orangutan habitat, prompting some scientists to predict the species demise in the wild within ten years.Its disheartening that were only now beginning to le...
Want to save gorillas? Enforce laws, experts say
...ot habitat destruction as previously believed, but poaching
and lack of law enforcement, said a group of exper...d that simple enforcement of existing laws to stop poaching
is the key to ensuring the immediate survival of these primates. The meeting was sponsored by the M...
Rutgers anthropologist, Fossey Fund official, announces plan to save Rwanda's mountain gorillas
... announced the fund's action plan to halt a recent poaching
spree that has left six mountain gorillas dead, on... by Dian Fossey in the late 1960s and where recent poaching
incidents have occurred. The area has not been protected or monitored by the fund or the Rwandan na...
Catastrophic decline of Africa's apes, Nature says
... support is also required to fight the wave of ape poaching
that has followed the intrusion of mechanized logging into once remote areas. Scientists believe the great ape decline is not restricted to Gabon. Neighboring Republic of Congo and other countries in the region have higher human densities and worse ...
WCS biologist George Schaller reports surprising increase in Tibet's wildlife
... sanctuary WCS helped create in 1993. Back then, poaching
was rampant, particularly for chiru, whose wool is turned into shahtoosh shawls, sold illegally in the U.S. and Europe.But Schaller reported that ten years later, Tibet's Forest Department has clearly made protection of wildlife a priority. "Protect...
Countries find common ground to protect world's rarest gorilla
...and western Cameroon and is highly threatened from poaching
and habitat fragmentation and loss. The two countries--represented by Cameroon's Minister of Environment and Forestry Chief Tanyi-Mbianyor Clarkson and Nigeria's Federal Minister of Environment Col. Bala Mande (Retired)--signed the agreement that wi...
Field Museum gives prestigious Parker Gentry Award to Tanzanian anti-poaching activist
... shutting down some of the most extensive elephant poaching
in the country. His current duties include management of anti-poaching work throughout Tanzania's national park system. Moirana has also been active in expanding Tanzania's national parks as a means to protect their remarkable plant and animal life,...
Plans finalised for satellites to help safeguard gorilla habitats
...all three countries. But deforestation and illegal poaching
render these habitats - and the gorillas' survival...athered by forest patrols on gorilla locations and poaching
activities. But the GIS is currently based on old maps dating back as far as 1936. BeGO will create ...
Tracking the illegal ivory trade
...ternational ban on selling African elephant ivory, poaching
is still widespread. Law enforcers may soon have a...on International Trade in Endangered Species). But poaching
still continues and last year the Singapore government seized 6.5 tons of ivory, the largest seizure...