Tag: "endangered" at biology news
Penguins march into new park
.... Other denizens of this coastal oasis include the endangered
Olrogs gull, the white-headed steamer duck, and almost a quarter of all imperial and rock cormorants of Argentina. While the coastline is largely undeveloped, its wildlife is under pressure from a number of threats, including Argentinas commercial ...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
... satellite shows that the remaining herds of these endangered
elephants, which live only on the island of Borneo, are under threat from forest fragmentation and loss of habitat. Borneo pygmy elephants depend for their survival on forests situated on flat, low lands and in river valleys, the study found. Unfo...
Genetic analysis finds greater threat in frog-killing fungus
...ders listing the mountain yellow-legged frog as an endangered
species, biologists are racing to find ways to staunch the spread of the frog-killing fungus. "This frog used to be the most abundant amphibian, and perhaps the most abundant vertebrate, in the whole Sierra Nevada," said Knapp. "Over the past 30 ye...
'The Man Who Saved The Sea Turtles'
...sta Rica is the most important nesting site of the endangered
green turtle in the entire Western Hemisphere, Dav...e his message of international cooperation to save endangered
species gained popularity. A gifted nature writer, Carr wrote 10 books, some of which (The Windwar...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
... Technology In a setback for efforts to protect endangered
coral reefs from oil spills, researchers in Israel...led the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are an endangered
ecosystem and are disappearing at an alarming rate due to numerous threats, including over-fishing,...
Smithsonian's National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species
...nformation remains unknown for many threatened and endangered
species. Temperatures and turning frequencies for artificially incubating eggs can sometimes rely as much on guesswork as on hard data. Improving the success rate of breeding not only increases the numbers of birds in captive populations, but also he...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...animal. Nakai-Nam Theun is home to several other endangered
animals, such as the extremely rare saola an antelope-like animal, also discovered in the 1990s and known only from the Annamites plus tigers, Asian elephants, and what is considered one of the world's most beautiful monkeys, the red-shanked douc. ...
Assessing levies for by-catch could fund conservation measures
...ervation, this is a win-win situation for a lot of endangered
seabirds and sea turtles that are impacted by fish...say that levies, with higher fees imposed for more endangered
species, would make users who earn a profit from common-pool resources pay for the impacts they have...
Conservation Leadership Program announces 2007 awardees
...servation of threatened amphibians in Colombia and endangered
turtles in Cambodia to the assessment and conserva... Amburana Project: Determining the status of an endangered
tree species: Amburana cearensis in Argentina; Conservation Field Training for Young Park-rangers i...
Philadelphia ecologist receives top Mongolia honor
... streams and steppes, which host numerous rare and endangered
species of mammals, birds and plants. Steadily rising average temperatures are a subject of intense analysis, and the pristine nature of the Lake Hvsgl watershed makes it ideal for climate change studies. With funding from the National Science Found...
Scientists find endangered grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam
...s (Pygathrix cinerea), increasing chances that the endangered
monkey can be saved from extinction. The grey-shanked douc is one of the worlds 25 most endangered
primates and has only been recorded in the five central Vietnamese provinces of Quang Nam, Kon Tum, ...
New tool for marine conservation
...roach for identifying areas crucial for conserving endangered
species, as well as other types of studies on coastal and shelf biodiversity. The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund already have begun to use the Marine Ecoregions of the World system....
Military bases can benefit by addressing sprawl issues and biodiversity
...plaints of noise and air pollution, threatened and endangered
species, competition for air space and radio frequ...e loss of biodiversity can result in threatened or endangered
species, which, if present on a military base, can restrict certain training or testing operations. ...
Study helps preserve Arctic whale, Eskimo subsistence hunt
...n whaling for more than 2,000 years and have never endangered
the bowhead whale," said Bickham, the professor of forestry and natural resources who presented data from a study he co-authored at the scientific meeting of the commission in May. Bickham said the bowhead's population has recently been increasing...
Some forest birds can survive in agricultural countryside with limited habitat conservation
...iology, could influence the way countries approach endangered
species protection in agricultural areas, Sekercio...imistic about the implications of his findings for endangered
bird species. "Even modest restoration efforts to increase tree land cover can help these birds more...
Bacteria show promise in fending off global amphibian killer
...esearch could lead to procedures for "vaccinating" endangered
populations, Harris said. Other questions, such as whether bacteria from one species could be used to help another, also could be addressed with future research....
Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles
... RESTORING QUIET IN NATIONAL PARKS Is quiet an endangered
resource in U.S. National Parks" According to Kurt Fristrup ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) of the US National Park Service (NPS), the extraordinary quiet of many backcountry sites is increasingly compromised by aircraft noise. In order to fulfill their m...
Light sticks may lure turtles to fishing lines
...t also reduce turtle deaths. All sea turtles are endangered
species. A recent estimate published in the journal Ecology Letters suggests 200,000 loggerhead and 50,000 leatherback turtles may die each year in commercial fishery longlines. Total populations have declined in the past 20 years, Lohmann said. Wh...
Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger
... could be hurt by the new definition, which limits endangered
species to those simply "at risk of extinction." T...ng the ruling say that the original law defined an endangered
species as one "at risk of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range." "It i...
Turtles are loyal in feeding as well as in breeding
... for the protection of key foraging sites of these endangered
species. 'The extent to which turtles showed fi...g key habitats is critical for the future of these endangered
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