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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

May 16, 2016 — Mexican authorities are being called on to immediately and indefinitely close all fisheries within the habitat of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita porpoise. Only around 60 vaquitas ... read more

Citizen Scientists Can Help Protect Endangered Species

May 16, 2016 — Until this study, the conservation and management of fox squirrels in Florida was constrained by a lack of reliable information on the factors influencing its distribution. But with this research, ... read more

Turtles Immune to Old Age? Maybe Not

May 13, 2016 — Nearly 30 years of data collected on painted turtles in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa, show that females suffer a steep dip in fertility before the end of their lives, a finding that flies ... read more

May 13, 2016 — An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Scientists say that the high levels of poaching forest elephants will result in a loss of the oldest, wisest matriarchs, who are living libraries of their vast rainforest domain. Without these ... read more

Hedgehogs Are Indeed Not So Widespread in England Any More

May 12, 2016 — There's now more than just anecdotal evidence that England's hedgehog population is feeling the squeeze. In the past 55 years, there has been a moderate decline of up to 7.4 percent in the ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Mountain gorillas from Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda eat up to 30 kilos of plants a day and their diet is highly varied in a habitat that is becoming increasingly fragmented as a result of ... read more

May 11, 2016 — A team has been awarded a prize for their proposal to crack down on wildlife crime using a portable DNA sequencing device, the MinION, to read the ‘barcode genes’ of animals affected by illegal ... read more

Global Scientific Community Must Secure Health of Planet, Report Urges

May 10, 2016 — The first annual State of the World's Plants report, which involved more than 80 scientists and took a year to produce, is a baseline assessment of current knowledge on the diversity of plants ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Acoustic warning signals emitted by tiger moths to deter bats -- a behavior previously proven only in the laboratory -- actually occur in nature and are used as a defense mechanism, according to new ... read more

Antarctic Whales and the Krill They Eat

May 9, 2016 — The Western Antarctic sector of the Southern Ocean is the regular feeding ground of a large number of fin and humpback whales of the Southern Hemisphere. Around 5,000 fin whales likely migrate to its ... read more

May 9, 2016 — A team of scientists using techniques from the field of dentistry is shedding new light on the evolution of walruses, fur seals and sea lions. The researchers have cast further doubt on previous ... read more

Deadly Fungus Threatens African Frogs

May 6, 2016 — Misty mountains, glistening forests and blue-green lakes make Cameroon, the wettest part of Africa, a tropical wonderland for amphibians. Africa has been mostly spared from the deadly and rampant ... read more

May 6, 2016 — The Australian Government has listed the iconic Tasmanian swift parrot as critically endangered, lifting its status from endangered. The reclassification comes after researchers found the swift ... read more

May 5, 2016 — The primary threat to vultures is the presence of toxins in the carrion they consume. Losses of vultures can allow other scavengers to flourish, and proliferation of such scavengers could bring ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers have unearthed a "mother lode" of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China.These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene transition, when ... read more

May 5, 2016 — The sex of many reptile species is set by temperature. New research identifies the first gene associated with temperature-dependent sex determination in any reptile. Variation at this gene in ... read more

May 4, 2016 — The 2013-2014 sea star wasting epidemic along the Oregon coast may have been caused by multiple factors and had significant effects on the sea star population and its prey in the area, according to a ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Findings from a new study challenge assumptions about leopards' status, including particularly worrying declines in Asia. Researchers suggest that the species has lost nearly 75% of their ... read more

New Immigrant: Shiny Cowbirds Noted from a Recording Altitude of 2,800 M in Ecuador

May 4, 2016 — Juveniles of Shiny Cowbird, a parasitic bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds, were spotted in the Andean city of Quito, Ecuador, for the first time. This finding represents an ... read more

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