Tag: "wildlife" at biology news
Texas A&M agriculturists set framework to safeguard food supply
...mal science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, wildlife
and fisheries, and communications. "The gist of what we have been saying is that in a fully developed plan for agriculture, we have to link the planning as well as the response for livestock and crops to the broader emergency response for communities...
Wildlife corridors shown effective
In one of the first large-scale studies of wildlife
corridors - thin strips of habitat that connect isolated patches of habitat - Dr. Nick Haddad, assistant professor of zoology at North Carolina State University, and a team of researchers from across the country have found that a number of plant and ...
Virginia Tech wildlife sciences professor improves sheep counts in Grand Canyon
Blacksburg, Va., Sept. 17, 2002 -- Virginia Tech wildlife
sciences professor Michael Vaughan has turned the ... survival rates, which is critical information for wildlife
managers. The research requires a two-week long rafting trip twice a year down the Colorado River. H...
After massive experiment, results favor wildlife corridors
...wildlife, many communities have set aside land for wildlife
corridors linking natural areas to one another. Pu...ssociate and the study's lead author. Intuitively, wildlife
corridors make sense. First envisioned as early as the 1960s, they are seen as ways to allow wildlif...
In Laos, a rare deer is discovered alive and well, despite war and over-hunting
...been legally protected since 1995 under a sweeping wildlife
conservation law. "This is an exciting discovery both for science and the people of Laos," said Dr. Arlyne Johnson of WCS's Lao Program. "Now that we know that Eld's deer persists, we must ensure that it survives." The region where the deer lives c...
DNA evidence suggests 3 types of elephants roam Africa
...information from dangerous or difficult to observe wildlife
populations. Wild elephants fit this category sinc... genotyping methods are being used to help African wildlife
managers more accurately estimate the number of remaining forest elephants to improve conservation p...
Science picks - leads, feeds and story seeds
...e spread of WNV and provides diagnostic support to wildlife
and public health agencies. A.B. Wade ( email@example.com ) 703-648-4460 Water, Water Everywhere-and Now Online! - Green for normal, blue for wet, and an ominous red for drought-parched streams - now anyone with an Internet connection can log into the...
Proposed remedy for forest fires puts economic interests first
...s planning and administration; wildlife
management; recreation; legislative relations; and environmental protection. Koontz also sat in on public meetings, including a series of meetings conducted by federal forest officials on W...
US government commits $36 million to protect Congo's forests
...ke all the difference for the future of rainforest wildlife
in Africa." "These new financial commitments help to protect one of the world's most important rain forest wilderness areas, including the watershed of the second largest river system on Earth this on a continent that is increasingly suffering from ...
Professor develops strategies to control exotic plant species
...im Parkhurst, associate professor of fisheries and wildlife
in the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech, has been developing strategies for citizens and government agencies to control the exotic species invading America's ecosystems. According to the Federal Interagency Committee on Noxious and Exot...
Razing old dams solves some problems, creates new ones
...g dams. Razing these structures may alleviate many wildlife
headaches, but it also may create new problems, according to research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Emily Stanley, a river ecologist at UW-Madison's Center for Limnology, has found that dam removal allows not just fish and canoes, but als...
Ghana takes aim at bushmeat hunting
...edented effort to protect West Africa's endangered wildlife
from destructive commercial hunting practices, a t...ers." Agyei-Henaku concluded that "not only is our wildlife
in peril, but we are also at risk." The role of traditional leaders in the management of Ghana's wil...
Shark fin soup: Scientists now can tell which kind of shark
...or a wide array of conservation dilemmas involving wildlife
products that are difficult to identify."...
Guns, bats, and cash
...lines in Guam: Linkage of a human health crises to wildlife
extinction," Banack will discuss the links between...lines in Guam: Linkage of a human health crisis to wildlife
extinction," is one of several in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function III session. This session...
Cambodian government creates 1,000,000-acre protected area
... the country's birds, reptiles and amphibians. Two wildlife
sanctuaries border the area, bringing the total la...y monitors are patrolling and enforcing forest and wildlife
laws within the area. "This is a huge step forward for the protection of our country's amazing arra...
Sprawl may threaten wildlife in reserves
...ide nature reserves will pose dire threats to many wildlife
populations," say Andrew Hansen and Jay Rotella of...urrent strategies that rely on nature reserves for wildlife
conservation and ignore intervening lands. Conservation strategies to protect population source area...
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard enhanced with new measures to protect biodiversity
...ment, environmental and conservation practices for wildlife
and water quality protection, biodiversity conservation, harvesting practices and a wide range of other conservation goals. "This is an historic change to the SFI Standard," said W. Henson Moore, President and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Assoc...
Clover strip-cropping in cotton provides critical habitat for threatened songbirds
...quail and grasshopper sparrow. But new research by wildlife
scientists in the University of Georgia's Warnell ...ngs, erosion control and soil fertility," said UGA wildlife
researcher Bob Cooper, "but we're the first to look at clover strip-cropping and conservation tillag...
UC study links parasites in freshwater runoff to sea otter deaths
...ersity of California scientists. In recent years, wildlife
veterinarians have become concerned about the incr...tudy didn"t confirm that," said Miller, a UC Davis wildlife
veterinarian. "However, otters sampled near areas of coastal freshwater runoff were almost three tim...
Warmer world will be a sicker world, say scientists
...atic conditions are triggering diseaseepidemics in wildlife
around the world, reports a renowned team ofecologists and epidemiologists in the Friday June 21st issue of Science. Theoutbreaks are occurring in habitats ranging from coral reefs to rainforests. This comprehensive two year study coming out of the N...
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