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List Of Asian Species At The Conservation Crossroads Released By Wildlife Conservation Society
2012-09-05 16:15:17

Will the tiger go the way of the passenger pigeon or be saved from extinction like the American bison? The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today released a list of Asian species that are at a conservation crossroads calling for governments to take immediate action with The Three R's Approach: Recognition, Responsibility, Recovery. The list includes: the tiger, orangutans, Mekong giant catfish, Asian rhinos, Asian giant river turtles, and Asian vultures. The announcement was made at...

Canadian Family Finds Ancient Bison Skeleton In Their Basement
2012-05-03 12:52:57

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com Canadian Craig Duncan was digging a trench in the basement of his new house in the Yukon Territory capital of Whitehorse when he stumbled over something unusual. “We were down about three feet, sifting through some of the stones down there to lay the electrical lines when I kicked what looked like a piece of bone,” Duncan said in an interview with the Canadian Press. “First, I thought it could be a dinosaur or something, but when we saw...

2012-03-30 23:01:54

The Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, allows visitors, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to meet “in person” four birds of prey indigenous to the Greater Yellowstone region. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 One is not likely to see live animals at a traditional museum. However, such is not the case at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, where the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience...

2012-03-09 10:51:26

The term "bush meat" conjures up images of exotic animals hunted by men in traditional dress using handmade weapons. But in reality, bush meat is a lot closer to our North American venison, quail, and pheasant – game hunted legally using modern weapons. Residents of northern Botswana prize wild buffalo as their favored bush meat. Now a study led by Kathleen Alexander, associate professor of wildlife in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, indicates that buffalo may be an...

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2011-08-05 08:45:00

UA researchers are looking for, among other things, how fire changed the landscape of the Northern Great Plains as ancient hunters went after big game. Researchers from the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona are investigating the complex relationship between climate change and modifications that humans have made to the landscape. And among the tools they are using in the pursuit of this knowledge are a bunch of old tires. Led by Maria Nieves Zedeño from...

2010-06-16 14:00:00

GRAND CANYON, Ariz., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigel Turner, owner of Grand Canyon Ranch has introduced wild Bison on his private guest ranch, located at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon (www.grandcanyonranch.com). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/LA21824) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100616/LA21824) "This is an incredible opportunity for visitors from all over the globe to experience an escorted horseback or horse-drawn wagon "safari" to get 'up close...

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2010-03-02 10:15:00

The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds. But for this to happen, more land must be made available for herds to roam free, government policies must be updated and the public must change its attitude towards bison. A new publication by IUCN, American Bison: Status Survey and Conservation Guidelines 2010, reports on the current status of American bison, in the wild and in conservation herds, and...

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2010-01-08 14:20:00

Ted Turner's proposal to take 74 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park is receiving fierce opposition from critics who claim the animals are being surrendered for private profit instead of conservation. Montana's Democratic Governor, Brian Schweitzer, had requested that Mr. Turner take the animals after Federal officials warned the bison faced slaughter unless a new home was found for them. Mr. Turner, a longtime supporter of bison conservation, is estimated to own some 50,000 of the...


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Montana Valey And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet with the Rockies, and is therefore close to the Continental Divide. The foothills are drained by the...

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

Bison antiquus
2012-05-09 11:50:25

Bison antiquus, otherwise known as the antique bison, was the most common large plant-eating mammal in North America for more than ten thousand years. Between 240,000 and 220,000 years ago, during the late Pleistocene era, steppe wisent (Bison priscus) migrated from Siberia and to Alaska, and eventually was replaced in mid North America by Bison latifrons. From this species, the antique bison branched out and existed until around ten thousand years ago. The modern Bison came from this...

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2006-12-14 13:15:09

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, the largest terrestrial mammal in North America, and one of the largest wild cattle in the world. With their huge bulk, Wood Bison"“which are the largest subspecies in North America "“ are only surpassed in size by the massive Asian gaur and wild water buffalo, both of which are found mainly in India. The bison inhabited the Great Plains of the United States and Canada in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in Canada's far...

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2006-12-14 13:09:57

The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a bovid from the family of the Bovidae. It is up to 5.6 ft (1.7 meters) high, 9.8 ft (3 meters) long, and can reach a weight of 1.1 tons (1000 kilograms). On average, an adult male stands about 5 ft (1.5 m) high at the shoulder and weighs 1,500lbs (680 kg), while a female is .3-.5 ft (10 - 15 cm) shorter and weighs between 1,100-1,300 pounds 500 - 600 kg. The Cape Buffalo is not closely related to the Asian Water Buffalo, but its...

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