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US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile

...that time WCS has helped create protected areas to safeguard populations of Magellanic penguins, South American...gions, WCS is working on the Patagonian steppes to safeguard habitats of fox, puma, mara and Andean cat. Currently, WCS works with Chilean organizations in Bern...

Light turns on anticancer agents

...essor of chemistry. "Using only visible light is a safeguard against inadvertent damage of tissue." Brewer will present the talk, " Light induced DNA cleavage and photodynamic therapy properties of MMCT states of rhodium centered supramolecular complexes," at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Pennsylvania Conve...

New framework for biodiversity conservation

... scenarios to aggressively pursue opportunities to safeguard habitat for species that are most in need." Creating networks of parks and protected areas is a cornerstone of global conservation strategies. Yet 40% of highly threatened vertebrates mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles do not occur in a single...

Leading scientists design new framework for biodiversity conservation

... scenarios to aggressively pursue opportunities to safeguard habitat for species that are most in need." Creating networks of parks and protected areas is a cornerstone of global conservation strategies. Yet 40% of highly threatened vertebrates mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles do not occur in a single...

Oxford Journals takes bold step towards free access to research

...ns raised in the OA debate thus far, as well as to safeguard the quality and financial viability of the journal...ns raised in the OA debate thus far, as well as to safeguard the quality and financial viability of the journal. The model, which includes a mixture of author ch...

51 globally threatened species get new lease on life in the Caucasus

...s (NGOs) and other civil society groups working to safeguard high-priority areas for conservation in the region, which spans the area between the Black and Caspian seas. "These new developments will pull together partners from across the region, enabling an inclusive approach for planning and action across pol...

Cell division can be halted in multiple ways, with implications for cancer

...recognize the defect and stop dividing a critical safeguard against cancer. The finding that dysfunctional telomeres can trigger similar responses is an important insight. But Sedivy and his team also discovered another molecular mechanism that triggers senescence. By manipulating single human cells in their...

Whales, seals or men? Who stole all the fish?

...g to renewed calls that these mammals be culled to safeguard the future of a beleaguered industry. Conservationists and animal welfare advocates retort that it is the other way round. They see the notion that whales and seals eat too much fish as unwarranted propaganda intended solely to justify archaic and i...

Mother lode of jaguars discovered in Bolivia park

...t of the park part of a long-term WCS campaign to safeguard populations throughout Latin America....

Patagonia's coastal wildlife receive a protective boost by Argentine government

...rnment of Argentina signed a comprehensive plan to safeguard its 2,000-mile coastal zone from harmful development activities, including overfishing and unregulated tourism. The agreement marks a significant milestone in sealing political commitment to the Patagonia Coastal Zone Management Plan, which was spear...

Tigers: Big cats need cat food

... density over a variety of habitats, but also help safeguard populations by pinpointing the causes of their decline. The authors tested their model by sampling tiger and prey populations in 11 ecologically distinct sites in India from grasslands to dry forests over an eight-year period, with teams of biolog...

Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park

... WCS's Rwanda program. "Nyungwe National Park will safeguard one of Rwanda's most valuable assets--its wildlife--for future generations." At 970 square kilometers in size, the park is recognized as one of the richest mountain primate communities in Africa, home to chimpanzees, l'hoest's monkeys, grey-cheeked ...

Happy birthday USGS! 125 years of science for America

...the science needed to make important decisions and safeguard society," said USGS Director Chip Groat. "I am delighted to have the opportunity to mark this significant anniversary and invite you to join us as we celebrate 125 years of science for America--the mission that has guided us, the people and traditio...

New Seascape initiative stretches from Costa Rica to Ecuador and protects key marine habitats

...hat stretches from Costa Rica to Ecuador and helps safeguard some of the world's richest marine habitats and dozens of endangered species. The project, known as the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape, covers 211 million hectares (521 million acres) and extends from Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park to Ec...

Veterinarians, wildlife experts applaud China's ban of wild bird trade

...ead of Avian Flu. But the group cautioned that to safeguard both people and wildlife fully, the measure should...of Hunting and Wildlife Trade Programs. "To fully safeguard both people and wildlife, we urge that this ban be made permanent." WCS officials expressed concer...

UCSF finding advances insight into adult stem cells in human brain

...rosurgical resections (the margins always taken to safeguard a patient) and 45 samples from autopsies. After discovering the ribbon of astrocytes along the lining of the ventricles, they succeeded in isolating the astrocytes from the tissue's dense network of mixed brain cells. Then, they conducted a series of...

National ocean commissioners & scientists call for overhaul of ocean policies & management

...ement framework would take a long-term approach to safeguard the ability of ocean life to grow and reproduce. Protect Key Habitats from Exploitation and Habitat Destruction Critical habitats--spawning grounds, nursery areas and newly discovered hotspots of biodiversity --should be protected to allow recovery...

Global warming may cause songbirds to avoid certain foods

...cows that have eaten feed with the disease. So to safeguard our beef, we feed cows food that does not contain the disease. Birds seem to pay attention to this same rule: know what the food you are eating has eaten, because it can affect your health. In the case of birds, however, they seem to be one step ah...

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

...The three-year grant will fund ongoing projects to safeguard a wide range of habitats in five South American countries, ranging from a spectacular flooded forest in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, to the world's most biologically diverse national park in Bolivia, to the Caura River, a vast pristine watersh...

Professor uses satellites to protect Amazon forests, global climate

...h-tech and low-tech tools, the researchers hope to safeguard the Amazon from one of its biggest threats - rampant logging by small operators who essentially poach timber. In Brazil, for example, loggers often take patches of trees without first obtaining permits from that country's environmental protection age...

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