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Time running out for South Asian vultures, ecologists warn
...likely to be eaten by vultures - mainly cattle and buffalo
- three species of vulture in the Indian subcontinent are likely to become extinct. New research, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, shows that exposure of vulture populations to a surprisingly small proportion of livestock carcasses contam...
Restoration efforts in Iraq's degraded marshes to be described in D.C. news briefing and symposium
...heir more-traditional lifestyles of fishing, water buffalo
herding and reed gathering....
Scientists find both damage and promise for renewal in devastated Iraqi marshlands
...abs. That culture has long fished and raised water buffalo
in close harmony with its environment, living on artificial islands and within houses made of an indigenous reed called Phragmites australis. Since Saddam was deposed, "uncontrolled" releases of some of the diverted river water by Iraqi citizens have...
Emerging diseases require a global solution
...g wild bison in Canada, deer in Michigan, and Cape buffalo
in South Africa. The costs of reacting to these problems, say Karesh and Cook, are staggering. The rash of livestock pathogens that have spread around the world in the last decade--a list including mad cow disease, foot and mouth disease, avian flu,...
Authors, illustrator win AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
...ch of realism was the introduction of free-ranging buffalo
to graze and simulate natural conditions. The site also proved attractive to upland plovers, bobolinks, and other migrating birds. This book is appropriate for children in grades 5-8. Popular Science Books for High School Readers Invisible Allies:...
Disease-impact models may rely on incorrect assumptions
...tions by gathering field data on a herd of African buffalo
struck by tuberculosis and following them through ...ed fecundity in some prime-aged buffalo, but older buffalo
reflect the competing risks, and the increased survival and greater fecundity of buffalo
in the herd...
Damaged Iraq marshes show renewed signs of life
...onal means of livelihood -- fishing, herding water buffalo
and hunting -- fled to southern Iran. When Richardson made his first trip to evaluate the marshes shortly after Hussein's downfall, he found that some of the remaining inhabitants had begun to blow up the dikes and dams. As a result, portions of the ...
Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park
...e years. The census also found approximately 3,800 buffalo
(up from 2,300 in 2003). Uganda kob--a type of antelope--now number nearly 13,000, almost the same level for the species before significant poaching began in the 1960s. Efforts to curb poaching have come with a high cost over the past few years. Ov...
USGS Science at Ecological Society of America
...t 100 years. Bovine tuberculosis in the African buffalo
of the Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2:50 p.... north and increasing in prevalence in the African buffalo
population since the early 1960s. It also infects many other hoofed animals and predators such as li...
Vultures at risk from deadly traces of pain killer
...diclofenac measured in field surveys of cattle and buffalo
carcasses. Better means of interpreting such surveys will be essential for monitoring the effectiveness of future action taken to remove diclofenac from the food supply of vultures, such as recent government measures to restrict veterinary use of dic...
New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines
...ture is its small size. While large domestic water buffalo
stand six feet at the shoulder and can weigh up to...y. Significant finding on several levels Water buffalo
are members of the cattle family and are placed in the genus Bubalus, which includes four living spe...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
...lla gazelle, 160,000 tiang, 13,000 reedbuck, 8,900 buffalo
and 2,800 ostrich. Also observed were lion, leopar...ong with considerable populations of hippopotamus, buffalo
and sitatunga. Southern National Park, located west of the Nile, did not fare as well. Here the tea...
American buffalo slaughter fueled by international trade
...mist M. Scott Taylor argues that the story of the buffalo
slaughter on the Great Plains is not, at bottom, a...pe, and maintained by a robust European demand for buffalo
hides for use as industrial leather. Taylor used international trade records and first-person acco...