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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Bushmeat Hunting Threatens Mammal Populations and Ecosystems, Poses Food Security Threat

Oct. 20, 2016 — The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, ... read more

Why Aren't Some Dogs Walked Regularly?

Sep. 30, 2016 — A new study has examined why some people feel motivated to walk their dogs regularly and others ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behavior, according to a new study. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes and the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of 'marine snow' on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the ... read more

Vitamin D Could Help Control TB in Animals, New Study Shows

Sep. 28, 2016 — Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the severity of tuberculosis (TB) in wild boar and red deer, new research shows. Wild boar and red deer are key hosts of TB and transmit the disease to cattle and ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — With its rustic small mountain towns, postcard-perfect vistas, and abundance of “pow” days, British Columbia’s East Kootenay region has an undeniable lure for outdoor enthusiasts of all ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Africa's overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years -- according to IUCN's African Elephant Status ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — Sapoviruses are an emerging group of viruses of the group of caliciviruses and well known agents of gastric enteritis, but very little is currently known about their role in wildlife ecology or the ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — In the late summer of 2016, a field team monitored Caspian tern chicks through to fledging in Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Alaska. This discovery of Caspian terns breeding above the Arctic ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — Whales are the biggest animals to ever have existed on Earth, and yet some subsist on creatures the size of a paper clip. It's a relatively common factoid, but, in truth, how they do this is ... read more

It's Not All About Tigers and Criminals: Illegal Wildlife Trade Responses Need Nuance

Sep. 22, 2016 — Responses to illegal wildlife trade need to be more nuanced and not only focused on high-profile species if we are to truly tackle the problem, say ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — For the first time, behavioral ecologists studied the impact of maternal stress on primate infants in the wild. Researchers followed non-human primate mothers through their gestation and their ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — The southern sea otter,Enhydra lutris nereis, continues its climb toward recovery, according to the annual count. For the first time, southern sea otters' numbers have exceeded the threshold ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Scientists have unearthed an exceptionally well preserved fossil of a complete mammoth skull from an eroding stream bank on Santa Rosa Island within Channel Islands National ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Marine ecosystems are responsible for about half of global annual primary production and more than one billion people rely on fish as their primary protein source. Latest studies show that enormous ... read more

Researcher Calls for Animal-Human Embryo Research to Proceed, but With Strong Animal Protections

Sep. 14, 2016 — A researcher calls for animal-human embryo research to proceed – but only with strong animal protections in place. So-called "chimera" research raises the hope of producing human organs ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — How do you find whales that dive so deep and spend so little time at the surface that some species have never been observed alive? Sometimes you just have to listen ... read more

New Book Details South America’s Surprising Prehistoric Mammals

Sep. 14, 2016 — South America was home to a host of unique animals during the 60-some million years the continent was isolated, during most of the Cenozic Period. Details and constructions of mammals ranging from ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — A new study finds a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding ... read more

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