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Identifying species from a single caviar egg
A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild. (2017-05-30)
Will earlier springs throw nature out of step?
The recent trend towards earlier UK springs and summers has been accelerating, according to a study published today in the scientific journal Global Change Biology. (2010-02-08)
War Zone Could Promote Peace By Conserving Environment
In the current issue of Science magazine (Oct. 10), Penn State scientist Ke Chung Kim, professor of entomology, recommends the official conversion of the DMZ into a system of bioreserves that would offer havens for rare and endangered species of animals and plants, as well as an economic boost for North and South Korea. (1997-10-09)
Northwestern and Chicago Botanic Garden join forces to train botanists
Where would we be without plants? At a time when native plant species are increasingly endangered around the world, so is the plant scientist. (2004-12-02)
Genetic Diversity Study Of Wildlife To Begin In Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park has been awarded funding for a pioneering genetic diversity study of wildlife to be conducted by researchers from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and the federal Cooperative Park Studies Unit at the University of Maine in Orono (1997-02-20)
Final biomedical trial on captive chimpanzees is first oral Ebola vaccine for saving wild apes
Oral vaccine offers hope for ape species ravaged by Ebola and other diseases, as it can be widely dispersed to save more wild animals. (2017-03-09)
Root behavior changes as woody trees age
Comparing nighttime and daytime root extension in several species of Serianthes leads to interesting results. (2017-08-23)
Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus among common and endangered bird species. (2013-07-09)
The aye-ayes have it: The preservation of color vision in a creature of the night
Brian Verrelli and his ASU team have performed the first sweeping, genetic evolutionary study of color vision in the aye-aye (pronounced (2007-09-04)
Priority regions for threatened frog and toad conservation in Latin America
Rafael D. Loyola and his colleagues propose now a priority set of areas for the conservation of frogs and toads in Latin America. (2008-05-06)
'Extinct' monkey rediscovered in Borneo by new expedition
An international team of scientists has found one of the rarest and least known primates in Borneo, Miller's Grizzled Langur, a species which was believed to be extinct or on the verge of extinction. (2012-01-20)
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science applauds IUCN's reclassifcation of beluga sturgeon
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature today formally announced the reclassification of beluga sturgeon in the Caspian Sea as (2010-03-18)
DNA from taxidermy specimens explains genetic structure of British and Irish goats
Modern-day British and Irish goats used in agriculture lack genetic diversity. (2017-02-28)
Captive-bred wallabies may carry antibiotic resistant bacteria into wild populations
Endangered brush-tail rock wallabies raised in captive breeding programs carry antibiotic resistance genes in their gut bacteria and may be able to transmit these genes into wild populations, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Power and colleagues from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia. (2013-05-22)
Lone Vietnamese turtle may be last of its kind
After surviving for thousands of years in the lakes of Southeast Asia, the East Asian giant softshell turtle may finally be faced with extinction, as the last member of the species lingers on in Vietnam's Hoan Kiem Lake. (2003-10-09)
SeaWeb applauds US decision to support bluefin tuna trade protection
SeaWeb applauded the announcement by the United States that it will support a proposed international trade ban for endangered bluefin tuna, and the ocean conservation organization called for international support for 32 species of red and pink coral as well as for eight shark species proposed for similar protection. (2010-03-04)
Conservationists to CITES: Stop trade in wild cheetahs
Conservationists have joined representatives from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda at CITES, currently meeting in Bangkok, to highlight the plight of wild cheetahs threatened by the illegal pet trade. (2013-03-08)
'Talking dictionaries' document vanishing languages
Digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of the world's most endangered languages. (2012-02-17)
Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story'
new study of the world's seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of conservation efforts that have played a key role in sea turtle recovery -- even for small sea turtle populations. (2017-09-20)
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. (2013-02-03)
Abundance and distribution of Hawaiian coral species predicted by model
Researchers from the University of Hawaii, Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands, including two species currently under consideration as threatened or endangered. (2013-05-20)
Prey-tell: Why right whales linger in the Gulf of Maine
WHOI's Mark Baumgartner finds that the location, the length of stay, and perhaps the very abundance of the whales may be dependent on an interesting vertical migration pattern by the copepods on which the whales feed. (2011-04-26)
Baboon-like social structure creates efficiencies for spotted hyena
As large, carnivorous mammals, spotted hyenas are well known for their competitive nature; However, recent work suggests that their clan structure has similarities to some primate social systems such as those of the baboon and macaque. (2012-03-13)
Report in BioScience details global decline of nonmarine mollusks
A team of 16 experts from around the world has detailed the plight of what may be the world's most endangered group of animals - nonmarine mollusks (terrestrial and freshwater mollusks). (2004-04-02)
Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass
A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide. (2017-09-21)
A 100-million-year partnership on the brink of extinction
A symbiotic relationship that has existed since the time of the dinosaurs is at risk of ending, as habitat loss and environmental change mean that a species of Australian crayfish and the tiny worms that depend on them are both at serious risk of extinction. (2016-05-24)
Traditional planting of fruit trees promotes animal diversity in the Mala
Traditional fruit gardens planted by indigenous communities in the Malaysian rainforest increase the diversity of the animals who make it their home, research has found. (2016-02-01)
Passports for penguins
Groundbreaking technology that will enable biologists to identify and monitor large numbers of endangered animals, from butterflies to whales, without being captured, will be shown to the public for the first time at this year's Royal Society Summer Science exhibition. (2008-06-27)
Ouch! Taking a shot at plague
Endangered black-footed ferrets aren't exactly lining up to be stuck with a vaccine, but in an effort to help control an extensive outbreak of plague in South Dakota, some of the ferrets are getting dosed with a vaccine given by biologists. (2008-07-16)
Endangered Species Research publishes theme section on biologging science
Biologging -- the use of miniaturized electronic tags to track animals in the wild -- has revealed previously unknown information about a wide variety of ocean animals. (2010-03-03)
Madagascar expands protected areas under visionary conservation policy
A pioneering government plan to protect much of Madagascar's remaining forests has expanded by another 1 million hectares, providing new hope that highly threatened species such as black-and-white ruffed lemurs can avoid extinction. (2006-03-21)
New DNA studies verify existence of three right whale species
For the first time, two types of genetic material--both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA--have been used to verify a new species designation of great whale, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups in The Royal Society's Proceedings: Biological Sciences. (2005-02-16)
Mollusk research center will propagate endangered species
A new Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center has been established at Virginia Tech to study and propagate some of the 70 endangered mussel species in the United States. (2004-10-20)
Checking the health of captive rhinos
White rhinoceroses are an endangered species. Proper captive management in zoos is therefore of great importance. (2016-02-24)
After 100 years in captivity, a look at the world's last truly wild horses
researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Sept. (2015-09-24)
News tip: Duke marine biologist calls for whale-proof fishing gear
Current efforts to disentangle an endangered right whale whose flipper is wrapped in fishing gear off the North Carolina coast, while essential, are (2004-03-26)
Top predators also have sway over climate
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (2013-02-17)
Still capable of adapting: Research team studies genetic diversity of living fossils
The morphology of coelacanths has not fundamentally changed since the Devonian age, that is, for about 400 million years. (2012-06-14)
Isolation of ferret protein promising for cancer, reproductive studies
Biologists studying early pregnancy in ferrets have isolated a protein vital to embryonic implantation. (2003-06-24)
Method to estimate abundance, trends in North Atlantic right whales confirms decline
NOAA Fisheries researchers and colleagues at the New England Aquarium have developed a new model to improve estimates of abundance and population trends of endangered North Atlantic right whales, which have declined in numbers and productivity in recent years. (2017-09-19)
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