Tag: "endangered" at biology news
New studies find amazing concentration of species unique to East African mountains
...n of endemic animals in Africa and is increasingly endangered
by complex threats. "The wild areas of the Eastern Arc Mountains are pockets of Eden--the last remaining safe havens for over 1000 plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth and some with ancient lineages stretching back in time over millions of...
Saving endangered whales at no cost
...educe fishing-gear entanglements of the critically endangered
North Atlantic right whale. The findings appear in the January 9th issue of the journal Current Biology, published by Cell Press, and are reported by Ransom Myers of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, along with colleagues there and at the Universi...
New sucker-footed bat discovered in Madagascar
...e leaves during the day. Myzopoda were considered endangered
because of their limited distribution and the noti...s. The researchers determined that Myzopoda is not endangered
by the loss of the moist tropical forests because the bat appears to have adapted very well to the l...
Ground spider diversity studied in research project
...of the areas that has Navasota Ladies'-Tresses, an endangered
orchid. More information on the park can be found at http://www.cstx.gov/docs/111946232004lick_creek_brochure-04.pdf ....
Ocean temperature predicts spread of marine species
...s or never reach their destination and starve. For endangered
species, survival of some animals may depend on whether offspring from parents in one protected area can get to another area where they are safe from harvest. "In warmer waters, marine protected areas may need to be closer together than in colder wat...
WHSRN awarded major grant to foster shorebird conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere
...ing range of the species; Continued monitoring of endangered
Red Knots during their northbound migration of the coast of Patagonia to assess their population and condition; Developed, tested and began implementation of a sophisticated "Site Assessment Tool" to evaluate the state, threats and conservation acti...
History-hunting geneticists can still follow familiar trail
...h is important in making conservation decisions on endangered
species," Mulligan said. "If this approach were not credible, it could potentially have a bearing on future policy decisions, as well as affect literally hundreds of previous studies on humans and other mammals." UF Genetics Institute scientists an...
Climate change has surprising effect on endangered naked carp
... through dam-building caused the species to become endangered
during the 1990s. Diversion of water for agriculture from the lake has been compounded by climate change, leading to a decline in water level in the lake of 1012 cm per year during the past fifty years (see accompanying image). However, Chris M. Wo...
Durable critters providing insight for human egg preservation
...use it to safely preserve human eggs and those of endangered
species giving better options to young women faci...ont always be necessary, whether its a human or an endangered
species. Rather, eggs and sperm which have been frozen successfully for decades can be kept apart ...
Phyloinformatics Hackathon at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
...ase epidemics to figuring out how best to conserve endangered
populations. Techniques from phylogenetics even have been used to study the relationships among human languages and among medieval manuscripts. Researchers rely on a bewildering array of phylogenetic methods for various specialized tasks. Solving c...
Project to intensify agricultural production in Great Lakes -- Africa's most impoverished region
... including habitats of mountain gorillas and other endangered
wildlife and plants. The region is the watershed for the Nile and Congo, two of the world's greatest rivers. Rapid deforestation and soil "mining," or depletion of plant nutrients, have caused severe soil erosion and decreased the soil's capacity t...
Study questions the 'biodiversity hotspot' approach to wildlife conservation
...terion, you're not going to protect the endemic or endangered
species," Ceballos explained. "So the 'hotspot' approach, which was extremely valuable in focusing attention on species diversity in the past, has limitations. What's needed is a more comprehensive analysis that also takes into account the species th...
Extreme life, marine style highlights 2006 ocean census
...hem more easily within reach of fisheries and thus endangered
status. Assessing abundance demands efficiency Expanding knowledge of diversity with new species requires one specimen, charting distribution requires several, but counting abundance demands examining many. During three explorations of coral ...
Small, smaller, smallest -- The plight of the vaquita
... little porpoise is one of the two most critically endangered
small cetaceans in the world, suggesting that its ...s on an acceptable timescale for such a critically endangered
species. According to one analysis, a single survey in 2006 or 2007 would have a probability of only...
ResearchChannel awards matching funds for video production
...avior, ecology and conservation of one of the most endangered
lemurs in Madagascar. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas: "Behind the Research: A Study of a Model Hot Spring," a documentary showcasing the innovative research efforts of Brian Hedlund, UNLV assistant biology professor and a recipient of the 200...
Measuring plant diversity, predicting vulnerability to invasive species
...at, forcing more native plants into threatened and endangered
status and changing natural wildfire regimes. Because resident native diversity can affect the likelihood of invasion by non-native plants, it is critical that scientists accurately assess the composition of plant communities over large areas. A newl...
A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species
The shady pursuit of endangered
bird eggs made international headlines in May 2006...serve biodiversity when simply declaring a species endangered
catalyzes its exploitation? Since many collectors, pet owners, and ecotourists actually care about b...
Food for flight
...y bluestem grassthe kind of habitat enjoyed by the endangered
red-cockaded woodpecker." Typical forests in the ... understory. In 1979, to provided habitat for the endangered
red-cockaded woodpecker, the Forest Service began restoring parts of the Ouachita National Forest to...
First Far Eastern leopard captured in southeast Russia by international team
... the dubious distinction of being the world's most endangered
big cat: an extremely Far Eastern leopard. One of...west Primorye, the Far Eastern leopard is far more endangered
than the tiger, and hence concerns about the genetic status of this animal are even greater. Up to ...
Mixing exploitation and conservation: A recipe for disaster
...s of disturbing critical habitat for threatened or endangered
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