Tag: "endangered" at biology news
Coyotes in the suburbs, bears in the backyard
...States, three to nine times as many threatened and endangered
species are found on military lands versus other p...many) found two to three times more threatened and endangered
species on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training areas than in national parks in the region. Warre...
Two new lemur species discovered
...,500 years ago, and lemurs are considered the most endangered
of all primates.The new lemurs were discovered by scientists at the German Primate Center (DPZ) and the University of Gttingen and are described in the current issue of the journal Primate Report ( http://www.dpz.gwdg.de/infra/primrep.htm ). The find...
America's public forests landlocked by sea of development
...that the national forests may not suffice for some endangered
species," says Radeloff. Radeloff is not advocating a moratorium on building rural homes. "We are hoping to generate a broader discussion on how housing growth should occur," says Radeloff. "We need to decide areas where we want growth and other ar...
Global warming's effects extend to world's smallest butterfly
...be an annual average temperature, specific to each endangered
species, above which extinction becomes much more likely," authors Martin Hoyle and Mike James state. There is no such threshold of grazing pressure. The authors mapped the entire global range of this butterfly and obtained data on the intensity of ...
New taxon of Galpagos tortoise identified
... 15 taxa of tortoise are living and continue to be endangered
throughout the Galpagos. Only 2,000 4,000 individual tortoises remain on Santa Cruz, and there may be as few as 100 individuals of the new taxon. "It is ironic that while Santa Cruz has the largest population of tortoises, it also has the largest hu...
North Atlantic right whales headed toward extinction
ITHACA, N.Y. -- One of the world's most endangered
whales, the North Atlantic right whale ( Eubalaena glacialis ), is on a path toward extinction due to collisions with ships and entanglements in fishing gear, according to Cornell University whale expert Christopher Clark. A paper co-authored by Cl...
Endangered North Atlantic right whale study says population in crisis
...of the North Atlantic right whale, one of the most endangered
whales with an estimated population of about 350. With eight recorded deaths in the past 16 months and a population growth rate that has declined since 1980, scientists say that unless emergency management actions are taken the population will face ...
FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction
...protections since 1935, it remains one of the most endangered
whales in the world after 1000 years of whaling brought it close to extinction in the early 20th century. Data compiled by Nowacek and his co-principal investigators documents an unprecedented eight whale deaths during the past 16 months -- almo...
DNA from feathers tells tale of eagle fidelity
...ervation biologists monitor populations of rare or endangered
species. Noninvasive sampling allows biologists to...d of monitoring is essential to conserving rare or endangered
species, said Todd Katzner, director of conservation and field research at the National Aviary in Pi...
Costly breeding programs for endangered species pay off
...aximum genetic variability in small populations of endangered
species. Worldwide, zoos spend millions of dollars...owed her to simulate several years of breeding for endangered
species that breed only once or twice per year. In order to simulate small populations of rare anima...
BP Conservation programme marks 15th anniversary
...e on floating islands in Argentina, the critically endangered
Philippine crocodile, and a Kenyan community that depends on the sustainable harvesting of forest products will all benefit from the work being carried out by this year's three Consolidation Award winners. The Programme has provided annual support t...
Runyon award goes to third Vanderbilt-Ingram scientist since 2002
... Investigator Award is designed to "help rescue an endangered
species," the physician willing to devote his or her career to the development and application of new diagnostic, therapeutic and prevention strategies for cancer through clinical and translational research. The foundation was created in 1946 by pop...
Manatee eyes could be window to health status
...ect against disease and could be used to gauge the endangered
sea cows' ability to fight stress from cold water temperatures. Manatees depend on both natural and artificial warm water refuges like those found near coal-burning power plants to survive cold winters. As older coal-burning power plants are phased o...
Virginia Tech fisheries department releases cultivated mussels at Nature Conservancy site
... of Virginia Tech's mussel center, said that 1,000 endangered
purple bean juvenile mussels, produced by VDGIF's ... adult mussels of three to six species that aren't endangered
but had been the filtration workhorses of the Clinch River before the 1998 toxic spill that killed m...
UCLA engineering professor Jennifer Jay named recipient of Presidential Early Career Award
...ry in wetlands, and the accumulation of mercury in endangered
sea turtles. Jay also collaborates with local nonprofit groups to answer research questions concerning the microbial water quality at local California beaches. In addition to her research efforts, Jay also has developed an innovative service-learning...
Conservation International and SC Johnson partner again to offset carbon impacts
...t in the country; including a number of critically endangered
animals, such as lemurs. "Through the Makira Forest Project, we are working to successfully reduce deforestation and preserve Madagascar's nature beauty and biodiversity, which doesn't exist anywhere else on the planet," said Helen Crowley, Madagasca...
Prehistoric decline of freshwater mussels tied to large-scale maize cultivation
...o human-caused disturbance, and represent the most endangered
group of organisms in North America. Of 297 specie...tra) is the only species not listed on the Federal endangered
list. "Human population in the Southeast began to increase steadily about 5000 years ago," says War...
Traditional models underestimate extinction rates
...lation dynamics and extinction risk of potentially endangered
species has never been greater. In a new study, Jo...ry programs for at-risk populations. As threats to endangered
species continue to mount, biologists will need ever more robust methods to estimate extinction risk...
Habitat use by North Pacific right whales, Eubalaena japonica, in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska
...er in Alaska waters, is one of the most critically endangered
whale populations in the world. Commercial whaling in the 1800s has now left us with only a few dozens. Recently these whales have been recognized as a different species from right whales seen in the North Atlantic and others in the Southern Hemisp...
Photos reveal new primate species
...which is focused on conservation of the critically endangered
Sanje mangabey endemic to these mountains. First sighted by Richard Laizzer and observed by research biologist Trevor Jones, while working as field assistants for the project, the monkey was then identified as a new species by Ehardt and by Dr. Tom ...
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