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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Apr. 29, 2017 — The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new ... read more

Science Is Core to Saving Wildlife

Apr. 20, 2017 — The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have studied forests subjected to different frequencies of fires to determine what effects fire can have on oak forests over long periods of time. They found that the frequency of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Studies of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals across Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that major increases in environmental moisture occurred just before many species suddenly became extinct ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have released the annual Winter Study detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park, which indicates no change in their small population of ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Large saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they were fighting with other large animals, biologists ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and color ... read more

Environmental DNA Helps Protect Great Crested Newts

Apr. 11, 2017 — Research has revealed how tiny amounts of DNA (eDNA) released into water by great crested newts can be used to monitor the species. This can bring benefits for its conservation, and help protect ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new species of mangrove-climbing micro-crab from Hong Kong, Haberma tingkok, has recently been discovered, described and ... read more

Eat Wild Venison to Support Native Woodland Birds, Says Ecologist

Apr. 10, 2017 — Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Clear-cutting of tropical mangrove forests to create shrimp ponds and cattle pastures contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas effect, one of the leading causes of global warming, new research ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia, ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — A new study of Peruvian frogs living at a wide variety of elevations -- from the Amazon floodplain to high Andes peaks -- lends support to the idea that lowland amphibians are at higher risk from ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — A team of economists and ecologists has developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the loss or gain of species in an ecosystem. This new work offers an economic argument for ... read more

When Old Growth Beats Old School

Apr. 6, 2017 — Imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forestland far better than conventional forestry techniques, a fifteen-year study in Vermont shows. The new approach holds promise for ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Massive seagrass beds in Western Australia's Shark Bay -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- haven't recovered much from the devastating heat wave of 2011, according to a new study ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — When it comes to their role in aquatic ecosystems, exotic water plants are generally no different than indigenous species. In fact, they can be an asset. That doesn't mean all exotic species ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Ecosystems created by melting glaciers in the Arctic are sensitive to climate change and human activity, new research ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — An article reveals a new genus and new species of tree crab in Kerala, southern India. Known scientifically as the 'Kani maranjandu,' it is substantially different from other congeners. Its ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — While studying scavenger behavior in Utah's Great Basin Desert, biologists observed an American badger do something that no other scientists had documented before: bury an entire calf carcass by ... read more

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