Tag: "endangered" at biology news
An elephant tail
...ning where to establish sanctuaries to protect the endangered
creatures. "This is a new method to understand e...hants Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya. Elephants are endangered
internationally, but "their actual status varies from local abundance in parts of southern Africa an...
Underwater listening devices yield discoveries about endangered large whales
... provides a valuable way to track the movements of endangered
large whales. Autonomous data-recording devices e... migrate to midlatitudes in winter. And critically endangered
North Pacific right whales have been detected acoustically in locations where they were formerly ab...
Research tracks whales by listening to sounds
...chers have developed a new tool to help them study endangered
whales autonomous hydrophones that can be deployed in the ocean to record the unique clicks, pulses and calls of different whale species. Those efforts are leading to some surprising findings, including the discovery by a team of researchers of rar...
Searchers key in on ivory-billed woodpecker habitat
... feelings: He has been managing the area for other endangered
species, but only since the woodpecker's rediscove...ut the elusive woodpecker. "It's one thing to have endangered
species. It's another thing to have a species that's been gone for 60 years that reappeared." But he...
If you flaunt it, you've got it: How red-heads top the pecking order
...nches (Erythrura gouldiae). Among Australia's most endangered
native birds, Gouldian finches are now restricted to small isolated populations across the tropical north. The bird has a bright green upper body, blue rump, violet-purple chest, yellow breast and bright azure-blue collar. But its most distinctive f...
A distinguished program training the next generation of conservation scientists
...ve lowland Valdivian forests, the richest and most endangered
forest in this region, and considered a hot-spot o...al component can be integrated into threatened and endangered
species monitoring programs. The Canon Scholar's research will facilitate management directives for ...
Genetic analysis of Asian elephants in India reveals some surprises
...eaching implications in conservation plans for the endangered
elephants as well as other species on the Subconti...nized by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as an endangered
species, with an estimated 22,700 to 32,400 individuals remaining, more than half of which are in In...
Overfishing may drive endangered seabird to rely upon lower quality food
... overfishing may have driven marbled murrelets, an endangered
seabird found along the Pacific coast, to increasi... likely contributed to the seabirds' listing as an endangered
species, the researchers said. "The dietary patterns of today's marbled murrelets might be artifacts...
'Fish with chips' reporting from ocean top highlights at Census of Marine Life mid-point
...ch tracking devices about thecoastal migrations of endangered
fish and of largeanimals in the open Pacific Ocean...entifications were revealed,including instances of endangered
Southern Bluefinbeing misidentified as yellowfin or bigeye tuna. Microbe Database: Marine microb...
New study of the world's smallest elephant
...diversity. Bornean elephants are the world's most endangered
member of the elephant family with an estimated 1,100 - 1,500 surviving in the wild. The Cardiff School of Biosciences study led by Professor Michael Bruford and funded by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will provide the Saba...
'Go Fishing' no game for inland waters worldwide
...tion, according to the paper. Among the critically endangered
fish cited in case studies by the team are the Mek...tion, according to the paper. Among the critically endangered
fish cited in case studies by the team are the Mekong giant catfish of the Mekong River basin in Cam...
Removing egg from nest may help save endangered whooping crane
Removing an egg from the endangered
whooping crane's nest increases the species chance...d be given to ensure persistence of threatened and endangered
species so that diversity is not lost permanently. "Surely we cannot appreciate benefits to ecologic...
Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish
...n the southern Indian Ocean is helping protect the endangered
Patagonian toothfish from pirate fishing vessels. Perched between Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica, the windswept French territory of the Kerguelen Islands is one of the remotest places on Earth. Even so, fishing vessels are lured there by the...
Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds
A team of scientists is proposing that endangered
California condors raised in captivity be released near seal and sea lion rookeries so that the birds can once again feast on the carcasses of marine mammals as their ancestors did centuries ago. The researchers from Stanford University and four othe...
Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine
... birds, some of which are critically threatened or endangered
are also being impacted directly by the H5N1 strain of influenza virus. Focusing resources on the hubs and activities where humans, livestock, and wildlife come into close contact is the best hope for successfully preventing the spread of avian flu ...
UCR environmental scientists propose chemical solution to cleaning California's Salton Sea
...s frequenting an area that is home also to several endangered
bird species and visited by millions of waterfowl every year. Massive fish kills are a common occurrence at the Salton Sea, however, because of low dissolved oxygen, high hydrogen sulfide and ammonia concentrations, high temperatures and an increasi...
New study uncovers major inaccuracies in global wildlife trade monitoring
...a (CITES) is supposed to help governments conserve endangered
species by regulating the international sale and t...eir findings indicate the U.S. system for tracking endangered
wildlife is failing to properly register the actual numbers of plants and animals involved. Accordin...
California's oak woodlands face a new threat: Climate change
...able to climate change. It's not just the rare and endangered
species that will be affected," said Lara Kueppers, a postdoctoral researcher at UCSC and first author of the study. The researchers used sophisticated climate models to project what California's climate may be like in the final decade of the 21st c...
Highlights from October ESA journals
...rontiers in Ecology and the Environment How many endangered
species are there in the United States? With only 15 percent of known species in the United States studied well enough to determine if they are imperiled or not, David Wilcove (Princeton University, US) and Lawrence Master (NatureServe, US) review a...
Valuing biodiversity services, including its insurance against disease
...e birds and possibly cause extinctions. The highly endangered
Hawaiian crow is particularly at risk. "Knowing this we can act to cut down on the risk of WNV mosquitoes hitching a ride on planes by using residual insecticides inside the cargo holds." Other research to be showcased at the conference describes: H...
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