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University of Hawaii scientists announce first male clone
The researchers who introduced the Honolulu Technique for cloning a year ago have produce the first male clones. (1999-05-31)
Don't put all your eggs in 1 basket -- or all your horses on 1 pasture
Winters in the Gobi desert are usually long and very cold but the winter of 2009-2010 was particularly severe. (2011-12-29)
Scat sniffer dogs tell York U researchers a lot about endangered lizards
Dogs can be trained to find almost anything, but one York University researcher had them detect something a little unusual -- the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. (2017-01-31)
A single hair shows researchers what a bear has been eating
US and Canadian researchers have found they can get a good idea of a grizzly bear's diet over several months by looking at a single hair. (2015-07-28)
Canada should ban off-label antibiotic use in agriculture
Canada should ban off-label use of antibiotics in farm animals because it contributes significantly to antibiotic resistance in humans, states an editorial in CMAJ. (2012-06-04)
Use of stone hammers sheds light on geographic patterns of chimpanzee tool use
In a finding that challenges a long-held belief regarding the cultural spread of tool use among chimpanzees, researchers report that chimpanzees in the Ebo forest, Cameroon, use stone hammers to crack open hard-shelled nuts to access the nutrient-rich seeds. (2006-08-21)
Early action key to reducing sea lion impacts on salmon, new study finds
A new study used the same kind of models that scientists use to track disease to instead examine how some California sea lions have learned to prey on salmon gathering to ascend fish ladders at Bonneville Dam. (2016-12-16)
Genetic diversity necessary for optimal ecosystem functioning, according to UGA research
Though it has long been known by scientists that an ecosystem needs different kinds of plants and animals for optimal functioning, University of Georgia scientists have recently found that the genetic diversity of species within a habitat also affects ecosystem processes. (2002-08-20)
Australia's most endangered snake might need burning
The last remaining populations of broad-headed snakes are being threatened by encroaching woodland that is destroying their habitat, a study by scientists from the University of Sydney and Stanford University has shown. (2009-03-24)
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)
Weak social ties a killer for male whales
Male killer whales are more likely to die if they are not at the center of their social group, new research suggests. (2017-10-24)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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