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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016 — Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash -- a decent amount of it -- goes a long ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Satellite data on artificial nighttime light in Florida from 1992-2012 was compared to robust data on sea turtle nesting for the same period, showing regulations have cut light levels to the benefit ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Using head shape and genetic analyses, new research challenges the formerly designated subspecies within the western rattlesnake species. These findings have important implications for ecological ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — The first females of a scarcely known chameleon species from Northeast Madagascar have been described. Because of lack of genetic data, X-ray micro-computed tomography scans of the chameleon's ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — RNA sequencing is uncovering emerging diseases in wildlife that other diagnostic tests cannot detect. Researchers used a technique called transcriptome sequencing to screen for blood-borne diseases ... read more

Sequence of Rare Hawaiian Crow's Genome Will Assist Conservation Efforts

Jan. 27, 2016 — Scientists have fully sequenced the genome of the Hawaiian crow. This crow was once reduced to a population of about 20 birds, and the sequencing of the species genome will be important to track any ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Migratory birds that are 'set in their ways' could be more vulnerable to environmental impacts, according to new research. Many species of migratory birds are in decline as a result of ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Over-hunting large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse. Tropical forests worldwide store more than 460 billion tonnes of carbon. Researchers studied the impact of over-hunting ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Found on a herb bush, a toad of only 24 mm average length, was quick to make its discoverers consider its status as a new species. After identifying its unique morphological and skeletal characters, ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — A new study measures the psychological predictors of tolerance for tigers in the Bangladesh Sundarbans, where the large carnivores have a rocky and sometimes violent relationship with local ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Using genetic methods, scientists have discovered that the introduced pond slider is capable of reproducing in Europe even outside of the Mediterranean region. The turtle, originally from North ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Snowshoe hare populations could decline steeply by mid-century unless the hares are able to adapt to winters with less snowfall, when their white coats make them easy prey. The good news: A wide ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians, according to a new ... read more

Land Management Could Help Wildlife Beat the Challenges Brought by Climate Change

Jan. 20, 2016 — Habitats could be controlled through various focused practices to help 'buffer' species against the worst effects of continued climate change, scientists have ... read more

Tropical Forest Protected Areas Can Protect Biodiversity

Jan. 19, 2016 — In one of the first tests of its kind, researchers use networks of camera traps to chart wildlife population changes, and find species faring ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — New camera trap photos capture the elusive bush dog in Panama on its way North as it expands out of South America. Bush dogs, Speothos venaticus, are short-legged and stubby, standing only about a ... read more

Statement on the Importance of Insect Collections Released

Jan. 19, 2016 — A statement about the value of entomological collections has been issued. It outlines the need to implement protections for these irreplaceable ... read more

Swedish Capercaillies Are Becoming Real Citizens in Brandenburg

Jan. 19, 2016 — Using molecular genetic tools, scientists have demonstrated the existence of a grandchildren’s generation of capercaillies in the south of Brandenburg in East Germany. A pilot conservation project ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new study offers a glimmer of hope for some amphibian populations decimated by the deadly chytrid fungus: climate change may make environmental conditions for the fungus unsuitable in some regions ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — First Nations fisheries' catch could decline by nearly 50 percent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food and economic security of indigenous ... read more

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