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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

Reforestation in Urban Landscapes

Feb. 8, 2017 — By conducting research at Tifft Nature Preserve, a post-industrial urban site in Buffalo, New York, researchers investigate the reforestation taking place in terms of seed immigration and seedling ... read more

Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf Diets Are About One-Quarter Livestock

Feb. 8, 2017 — Around a quarter of Himalayan snow leopard and wolf diets are livestock, the rest being wild prey, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world, revealing those areas of the ... read more

Rethink Needed to Save Critically Endangered Black Rhinoceros

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new strategy of conservation must be adopted if the black rhinoceros is to be saved from extinction, concludes a new ... read more

Carnivores More Seriously Threatened by Roads Than Previously Acknowledged

Feb. 8, 2017 — The effects of roads on carnivores have obviously been underestimated in worldwide species conservation. This is the conclusion of the first comprehensive global study on this topic. The protection ... read more

Wolfing It Down: Brown Bears Reduce Wolf Kill Rates Says Usu Ecologist

Feb. 8, 2017 — The influence of predation on an ecosystem may depend on the composition of the predator community, researchers ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a new study ... read more

Genomes in Flux: New Study Reveals Hidden Dynamics of Bird and Mammal DNA Evolution

Feb. 6, 2017 — Evolution is often thought of as a gradual remodeling of the genome, the genetic blueprints for building an organism. But in some instance it might be more appropriate to call it an overhaul. Over ... read more

Barely Educated Humans Impact Bear Behavior

Feb. 6, 2017 — The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research. A recent study indicates that while urban sprawl results in more human-bear interactions, human education can hinder negative ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — A study explored how empathy and other psychological factors affect people's assessments of the facial images of dogs and ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Remote cameras can transform monitoring wildlife and habitat biodiversity worldwide, outlines a new ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — A new study shows that the number of vampire bats, which transmit rabies and are a concern for livestock breeders, may be increasing in Brazil and the Americas along with growth in the populations of ... read more

Scat Sniffer Dogs Tell Researchers a Lot About Endangered Lizards

Jan. 31, 2017 — Dogs can be trained to find almost anything, but one researcher had them detect something a little unusual -- the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. The dogs helped find out how ... read more

Too Many Deer Are Bad for the Forest

Jan. 30, 2017 — Overabundant deer can spell trouble for people, including frequent car collisions and the spread of zoonotic diseases. But deer can also disrupt wildlife communities -- such as forest songbirds -- by ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Since the year 2000, the Eurasian grey wolf, Canis lupus lupus, has spread across Germany. For researchers, a good reason to have a closer look at the small “occupants” of this returnee and to ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — The world-famous site of Machu Picchu is home to a biologically important and iconic species: the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), report ... read more

Invasive Beetle Species in Hawaii Can Now Be Identified Faster With New Genetic Test

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new genetic-testing method for identifying the invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle, which promises to be much faster than existing physical identification methods. The new ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — New research suggests that cooperative breeding makes mammal species such as meerkats better suited to dry, harsh ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A large extinct otter, Siamogale melilutra, has been found in the Miocene Shuitangba site in northeastern Yunnan Province in China. The new prehistoric otter was the size of a modern wolf and is one ... read more

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