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Virginia Tech fisheries department releases cultivated mussels at Nature Conservancy site
Virginia Tech's Freshwater Mussel Conservation Center and Virginia's Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Va., released several thousand mussels that have been propagated into the Clinch River. View News Article (2005-06-21)

Counting sheep in climate change predictions
Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered species, but new mathematical models may be able to aid conservation of a population of bighorn sheep. View News Article (2009-06-01)

Scientists warn: Conservation work in zoos is too random
The world's zoos work hard and spend enormous resources on the conservation of endangered species, but the resources are not always optimally spent. View News Article (2014-01-15)

Priority regions for threatened frog and toad conservation in Latin America
Nearly 35% of all amphibians are now threatened of extinction raising them to the position of the most endangered group of animals in the world. View News Article (2008-05-07)

Genetic analysis calls for the protection of 2 highly endangered Portuguese fish species
The two endangered fish species, Squalius aradensis and S. torgalensis, most generally belong to the Cyprinidae, or the carp family. View News Article (2013-03-22)

Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk
The most detailed world map of mammals, birds and amphibians ever produced shows that endangered species from these groups do not inhabit the same geographical areas, says new research published today. View News Article (2006-11-02)

Preference for gravid females makes rare iguana consumption unsustainable
The Valle de Aguán spiny-tailed iguana is a critically endangered species found in Honduras. A recent survey of people living in the region shows that, although residents are aware of the endangered status of the species, the iguana continues to be hunted for food. View News Article (2014-12-03)

The splendid Skadar Lake (Montenegro and Albania), surprises with new species of snails
The Gastropoda, more commonly known as snails and slugs, are a large group of animals within the phylum Mollusca.  View News Article (2013-03-29)

Farming a threat to endangered Chinese giant salamander
Researchers from ZSL and the Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, surveyed 43 farms in China and worked with the Shaanxi Province Fisheries Office to investigate the Chinese giant salamander farming industry. View News Article (2015-03-12)

Commonly used herbicides seen as threat to endangered butterflies
A Washington State University toxicologist has found that three commonly used herbicides can dramatically reduce butterfly populations.  View News Article (2012-03-08)

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