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Living at the edges
The clustering of protected habitats in the Americas near international borders makes many iconic, wide-ranging animals physically dependent on good relations between neighboring countries and wildlife-friendly borders. (2019-12-04)
New species take longer to arise in the Amazon
Amazonia is home to the greatest number of species on earth, many now threatened, but a new study published Oct. (2019-10-22)
Isotopes in poop show where secretive jaguars hunt
To track secretive jaguars in the forested mountains of Belize, the University of Cincinnati turned to geology and poop. (2019-08-28)
Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. (2019-07-31)
Scientists estimate: Half of tropical forests under hunting pressure
Over half of the tropical forests is under hunting pressure. (2019-05-14)
Six new species of hideously adorable tentacle-nosed catfish discovered in Amazon
Scientists just discovered six new species of bristlenose catfish in the Amazon. (2019-02-06)
New findings on concussion in football's youngest players
New research from Seattle Children's Research Institute and UW Medicine's Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5 percent, sustaining a football-related concussion each season. (2018-12-13)
UCLA researchers and partners work with sushi restaurants to reduce seafood fraud
A new monitoring project involving UCLA researchers and partners aims to take 'fake sushi' off Los Angeles diners' plates. (2018-11-08)
Once majestic Atlantic Forest 'empty' after 500 years of over-exploitation
New research finds that 500 years of over-exploitation has halved mammal populations in South America's once majestic Atlantic Forest. (2018-09-25)
Wild animals were routinely captured and traded in ancient Mesoamerica
New evidence from the Maya city of Copan, in Honduras, reveals that ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, according to a study published Sept. (2018-09-12)
Birds retreating from climate change, deforestation in Honduras cloud forests
Cloud forests are not immune to very down-to-earth problems of climate change and deforestation. (2018-09-06)
Scientists warn of border wall's impacts on biodiversity
A continuous wall on the border between the United States and Mexico would harm a multitude of animal species by fragmenting their geographic ranges, thousands of scientists say. (2018-07-24)
Jaguars and well-managed logging concessions can coexist, say conservationists
Logging activities in biodiverse forests can have a huge negative impact on wildlife, particularly large species such as big cats, but a new study proves that the Western Hemisphere's largest cat species--the jaguar (Panthera onca)--can do well in logging concessions that are properly managed, according to conservationists from the San Diego Zoo Global and the Bronx Zoo-based WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). (2018-03-22)
The problem of jaguars and space in western Paraguay
A recent study, published in the journal Mammalia, shows how researchers used GPS technology and new analytical techniques to produce the first rigorous estimates of jaguar spatial needs and movements in the Gran Chaco and Pantanal ecosystems of Paraguay. (2018-03-21)
Hitting rock bottom after job loss can be beneficial, study shows
Bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution that will lead to a new work identity, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame. (2018-02-20)
Jaguar conservation depends on neighbors' attitudes
A survey of residents near two major national parks in Panama indicates that jaguars deserve increased protection. (2017-12-28)
Using footprints to identify and monitor giant pandas in the wild
Footprints left by giant pandas in the wild can be used to identify the individual panda that made them and determine its sex, a study by a Duke-led international team of scientists shows. (2017-12-21)
Tropical forest reserves slow down global warming
National parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are reducing carbon emissions from tropical deforestation by a third, and so are slowing the rate of global warming, a new study shows. (2017-10-27)
Research dog helps scientists save endangered carnivores
Scat-sniffing research dogs are helping scientists map out a plan to save reclusive jaguars, pumas, bush dogs and other endangered carnivores in the increasingly fragmented forests of northeastern Argentina, according to a new study from Washington University in St. (2017-09-05)
People and wildlife now threatened by rapid destruction of central America's forests
Central America's largest remaining forests are disappearing at a precipitous rate due to illegal cattle ranching, oil palm plantations, and other human-related activities, all of which are putting local communities and the region's wildlife species at high risk. (2017-07-25)
Wolves need space to roam to control expanding coyote populations
Wolves and other top predators need large ranges to be able to control smaller predators whose populations have expanded, according to a study appearing May 23 in Nature Communications. (2017-05-23)
Where the few jaguars still alive are hiding
Researchers track movements of largest feline in Americas across all major Brazilian biomes, using GPS tracking to survey the jaguar´s home range and movement parameters in each biome. (2017-03-13)
Ice Age 'skeleton crew' offers insights for today's endangered species
The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a Yale University study. (2017-01-10)
WCS spearheads conservation science for US jaguar recovery plan
A recovery plan for the Western Hemisphere's largest cat species along the US-Mexico border was released today by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). (2016-12-19)
Jaguar scat study suggests restricted movement in areas of conservation importance in Mesoamerica
A research group led by the American Museum of Natural History and global wild cat conservation organization Panthera has published the largest gene-based survey of its kind on wild jaguar populations in Mesoamerica. (2016-10-26)
26 jaguars killed in Panama so far this year
A combination of camera-trapping studies and interviews reveals that 26 jaguars have been killed this year in the tiny Republic of Panama. (2016-10-04)
Optimizing Monday Night Football
After analyzing years of Monday Night Football viewership, University of Iowa researchers have developed an optimization model using data analytics that shows how the NFL and ESPN can improve the game's schedules. (2016-07-25)
MSU part of team working to save endangered species in Nicaragua
A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals, including some that are endangered. (2016-03-23)
Photos show elusive bush dog to be widespread in Panama
New camera trap photos capture the elusive bush dog in Panama on its way North as it expands out of South America. (2016-01-19)
Discovery of a salamander in amber sheds light on evolution of Caribbean islands
A salamander found preserved in amber from the Dominican Republic is the first-ever fossil of its kind, and also shows that salamanders once lived in the Caribbean region, where they now are all extinct. (2015-08-17)
Statistical model predicts with high accuracy play-calling tendency of NFL teams
If a defensive coordinator of a National Football League team could predict with high accuracy whether their team's opponent will call a pass or run play during a game, he would become a rock star in the league and soon be a head coach candidate. (2015-08-12)
Finding the 'conservación' in conservation genetics
A recently published special issue of the Journal of Heredity focuses on case studies of real-world applications of conservation genetics in Latin America, from nabbing parrot smugglers to exposing fraudulent fish sales. (2015-08-05)
WCS wins International ReSource Award for work in Brazil's Pantanal
The Wildlife Conservation Society has won Swiss Re Foundation's prestigious International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management for its efforts to protect and restore the headwaters of Brazil's Pantanal, one of the world's largest tropical wetlands. (2015-03-31)
Nova Southeastern University researcher part of team researching DNA of tigers
A 10-year study looked at DNA similarities of tigers -- living and extinct -- in order to better understand these animals as well as provide a new, more powerful tool for wildlife protection and, hopefully, reducing illegal wildlife commerce. (2015-03-20)
Fossil of new big cat species discovered; oldest ever found
Scientists have discovered the oldest big cat fossil ever found -- which fills in a significant gap in the fossil record. (2013-11-13)
Panama and Panthera establish historic jaguar protection agreement
A significant victory was achieved for the future of jaguars this week with the establishment of an historic conservation agreement by the government of Panama and Panthera, a global big cat conservation organization. (2013-06-28)
Guatemala's jaguars: Capturing phantoms in photos
The Wildlife Conservation Society today released this photograph of a male jaguar taken by a remote camera trap in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve. (2013-05-28)
Virtual, squishy creatures evolve to run using evolutionary algorithms
A research team led by Cornell University's Creative Machines Lab has created a computer algorithm that can be used to witness virtual creatures evolving their squishy, muscle-like features in order to teach themselves to walk. (2013-04-23)
New report confirms almost half of Africa's lions facing extinction
A new report published today concludes that nearly half of Africa's wild lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 years without urgent conservation measures. (2013-03-05)
Raw meat diet may not be enough for cats (or tigers)
Should your cat eat steak? Researchers from the University of Illinois and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium report that raw meat diets can lack important nutrients. (2013-02-18)
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