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Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that critically endangered alligators in China have a new chance for survival. View News Article (2009-07-15)

Live via Satellite: Scientists to Track Caspian Sea Sturgeons
Scientists working in the Ural River, Kazakhstan, have successfully attached Pop-up Archival Transmitting (PAT) tags to four sturgeons and have released the animals into the Caspian Sea, hoping to get a clear picture of Caspian Sea sturgeon movement and behavior never before available. View News Article (2006-05-24)

Super-tough seed coat keeps Michaux's sumac on critically endangered list
It is one of the rarest shrubs in the southeastern United States, and for scientists trying to save it, the critically endangered Michaux's sumac (Rhus michauxii) is not cooperating.  View News Article (2011-10-12)

Turtle nesting threatened by logging practices in Gabon, Smithsonian warns
Endangered sea turtles are victims of sloppy logging practices in the west central African country Gabon, according to a study led by William Laurance, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The study will be published online in the journal Oryx later this month. View News Article (2008-03-17)

DNA reveals mating patterns of critically endangered sea turtle
New University of East Anglia research into the mating habits of a critically endangered sea turtle will help conservationists understand more about its mating patterns. View News Article (2013-02-04)

Museum-fueled global study shows you can't judge biodiversity by its bird
The canary in the coal mine, the supposed harbinger of threat for all those around it, isn't as true as it seemed for biodiversity conservation, according to a sweeping study in which a Michigan State University ornithologist participated. View News Article (2006-11-02)

'Insect soup' holds DNA key for monitoring biodiversity
Research published today in the journal Ecology Letters shows that a process known as 'metabarcoding' is much faster than and just as reliable as standard biodiversity datasets assembled with traditional labour-intensive methods. View News Article (2013-08-05)

Three New Species of Venomous Primate Identified by MU Researcher
A venomous primate with two tongues would seem safe from the pet trade, but the big-eyed, teddy-bear face of the slow loris (Nycticebus sp.) has made them a target for illegal pet poachers throughout the animal's range in southeastern Asia and nearby islands. View News Article (2012-12-14)

Revealing the evolutionary history of threatened sea turtles
It's confirmed: Even though flatback turtles dine on fish, shrimp, and mollusks, they are closely related to primarily herbivorous green sea turtles. View News Article (2008-10-16)

Manatees can probably hear which directions boats approach from
The world is a perilous place for the endangered manatee. While the mammals are at risk from natural threats, human activity also poses a great danger to manatee numbers. View News Article (2009-06-12)

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