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Virginia Tech fisheries department releases cultivated mussels at Nature Conservancy site
Seven years after a toxic spill wiped out aquatic life along seven miles of the Clinch River 17,000 mussels were released into the river at Cedar Bluff in Southwest Virginia. (2005-06-20)
Time and money make a difference in endangered species recovery
Since passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, over 1,300 endangered species have been protected in the United States and its territories. (2005-08-15)
Max Planck researchers urge more prominent role for zoos
Zoological gardens breed animals from threatened populations and can thus make a greater contribution towards biodiversity conservation. (2011-03-17)
Endangered species list more bleak than originally thought
The global extinction crisis ignores thousands of affiliated species that are also at risk of being wiped out, making the list of endangered species much larger and more serious than originally thought, says a study produced in part at the University of Alberta. (2004-09-09)
In communicating wildlife conservation, focus on the right message
If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming extinct, according to a new study by Cornell University communication scholars. (2016-10-31)
Veterinarians discover first known case of canine distemper in a wild tiger
Veterinarians from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have confirmed the first-known case of canine distemper in a wild Siberian tiger in the Russian Far East, further threatening populations of this highly endangered big cat. (2004-09-01)
Update on an endangered Philippine cycad species
Empirical studies of in situ populations invaluable for conservation efforts. (2017-10-01)
Saving Endangered Species Becomes Part Of Ag Center's Animal Reproduction Projects
Survival for many endangered wildlife got a boost recently when representatives from the Louisiana State University system and the Audubon Institute in New Orleans signed an agreement to work more closely on animal reproduction projects. (1998-11-30)
Endangered shortnose sturgeon saved in Hudson River
For the first time, a fish identified as endangered has been shown to have recovered -- and in the Hudson River near New York City, report Cornell's Mark Bain and colleagues in the online publication PLoS ONE. (2007-01-31)
Inbreeding impacts on mothering ability, red deer study shows
Inbred animals have fewer surviving offspring compared with others, a study of red deer in the wild has found. (2016-03-14)
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. (2012-03-07)
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. (2014-01-15)
Collaring tapirs to help them survive
A team of Michigan State University researchers will soon be heading into the rainforests of Nicaragua to help an endangered species known as a Baird's tapir co-exist with local farmers whose crops are being threatened by the animals. (2012-11-16)
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. (2006-11-01)
Thousands of illegally traded wild animals at risk due to gaps in data
The fate of over 64,000 live wild animals officially reported to have been confiscated by CITES enforcement agencies remains untraceable, according to a new report, released by the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and World Animal Protection. (2016-10-05)
Australia's endangered bettong reveals how weather effects species distribution
Australian scientists studying the reliability of species distribution models for revealing the response of animals to climate change have focused their research on the endangered marsupial, the northern bettong. (2011-10-06)
Saving the snow leopard with stem cells
The survival of the endangered snow leopard is looking promising thanks to Monash University scientists who have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the tissue of an adult leopard. (2012-01-22)
Genetic rescue boosts recovery of Australia's endangered mountain pygmy possums
For the first time, a breeding technique known as genetic rescue has been shown to increase population numbers and survival rates of the endangered mountain pygmy possum, now at their highest numbers since 1996. (2017-10-23)
'The Ecology and Conservation of Seasonally Dry Forests in Asia'
Despite the importance of seasonally dry forests, little is known of their ecology. (2011-07-28)
'Cute' chimps in ads may harm the species' survival
Television ads featuring cute chimpanzees wearing human clothes are likely to distort the public's perception of the endangered animals and hinder conservation efforts, according to a team of primatologists and a marketing professor at Duke University. (2011-10-12)
Parasites of endangered animals should be conserved
Conservation managers who try to keep members of endangered animal species parasite-free are well-intentioned but this approach is misguided, according to a new research paper co-authored by a zoologist at New Zealand's University of Otago. (2016-03-21)
LSU Ag Center Program Focuses On Helping Animals Reproduce; Graduates Assist Humans, As Well
The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center's reproductive physiology research program started with one main focus - helping farm animals have babies efficiently and at the least cost to livestock producers. (1998-11-30)
The Frozen Zoo: the University of New Orleans and the new world of saving endangered species
University of New Orleans scientists are working on several programs aimed at preserving genetic diversity, increasing endangered animal populations, and saving animals on the brink of extinction--by stockpiling the genetic material (eggs, embryos, and sperm). (2001-03-07)
From dolphins to the Giant Panda - chemistry at SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo
Experts from SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo discuss how chemistry affects the lives of zoo and marine animals, including animal nutrition, marine habitat and pharmacology, and the language of the Giant Panda. (2001-03-25)
ASU researcher says now is the time to prioritize endangered species
Currently, resources allocated to recover endangered species are insufficient to save all listed species, and with a scarcity of funds what is needed to be effective is a more analytical approach that can bring clarity and openness to resource allocation, argues Leah Gerber, an Arizona State University conservation biologist. (2016-03-14)
Lemur 'Juliet' dies in Madagascar
Efforts to rescue a highly endangered species of lemur were dealt a setback with the death early Friday morning of the lemur known as Juliet, in a Madagascar zoological park where she was being acclimatized to captivity. (1999-11-18)
Cryopreservation techniques bring hopes for women cancer victims and endangered species
Emerging cryopreservation techniques are increasing hope of restoring fertility for women after diseases such as ovarian cancer that lead to destruction of reproductive tissue. (2008-09-10)
Genetic analysis calls for the protection of 2 highly endangered Portuguese fish species
A chromosome study of the endemic Portuguese fish Squalius aradensis and S. torgalensis draws attention to their current status of highly endangered species. (2013-03-21)
The perils of publishing location data for endangered species
While the increasing accessibility of data from scientific studies creates many benefits -- and represents a process that should be broadly embraced -- in the context of conserving endangered species it can actually be problematic, write David Lindenmayer and Ben Scheele in this Essay. (2017-05-25)
Smithsonian scientists report changes in vegetation determine how animals migrate
The predictability and scale of seasonal changes in a habitat help determine the distance migratory species move and whether the animals always travel together to the same place or independently to different locations, according to a paper published online in February in Global Ecology and Biogeography by the National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute researchers and partners. (2011-05-11)
The world's largest canary
Biologists at Lund University, together with their colleagues from Portugal and the UK, have now proven that the endangered São Tomé grosbeak is the world's largest canary -- 50 percent larger than the runner-up. (2017-06-21)
Genebanks: Preserving genetic diversity for Earth's future
Endangered species protection programs, zoos, and plant conservatories work to preserve the Earth's animal and plant population, but in order to preserve the richness of biological diversity, alternatives such as gene banking must be used, scientist said today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. (2003-02-16)
NOAA researchers: Blue whales re-establishing former migration patterns
Scientists have documented the first known migration of blue whales from the coast of California to areas off British Columbia and the Gulf of Alaska since the end of commercial whaling in 1965. (2009-05-11)
Scripps Research scientists produce first stem cells from endangered species
Starting with normal skin cells, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first stem cells from endangered species. (2011-09-04)
Endangered Species Act provisions appear to benefit imperiled organisms
An analysis of the conservation status of 1095 species that have been protected under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) indicates that those that have been given more protection under the act are more likely to be improving in status and less likely to be declining than species given less protection. (2005-04-01)
Rhino, tiger and snow leopard DNA found in Chinese medicines
More should be done to stop the use of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicines, with snow leopard, tiger and rhinoceros DNA still being found in remedies, according to a leading University of Adelaide pathologist. (2016-02-03)
Lincoln Park Zoo applauds government decision to consider reclassifying chimpanzees as endangered
Lincoln Park Zoo applauds the federal government's announcement today that it will evaluate a petition to list chimpanzees living in the United States as an endangered species. (2011-09-01)
Rare primate species needs habitat help to survive
The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research. (2013-07-10)
New study uncovers major inaccuracies in global wildlife trade monitoring
A new study by scientists from Conservation International and the World Wildlife Fund shows that in some cases, the figures for trade recorded under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) vary wildly from records kept by the US Customs Service. (2005-11-03)
Guam research aids in understanding recruitment limitation of rare tree
Research highlights hidden factors in mortality of young plants. (2015-12-14)
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