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Red And Giant Panda Skulls Provide Insight Into Coexistence

Red And Giant Panda Skulls Provide Insight Into Coexistence

American Museum of Natural History New research on the skulls of red pandas and giant pandas provides further explanation as to why the two species—which are not closely related but dine on the same food, bamboo, in the same geographic...

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2014-01-31 20:20:29

SAPULPA, Okla., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Byron Bear is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Public Education and Advocacy as a result of his role as Bear Impersonator and Founder of The Byron T. Bear Foundation. Now celebrating its tenth year of success, The Byron T. Bear Foundation helps to raise awareness of bears and how they may be conserved. The foundation educates people on how to avoid conflicts with bears and teaches about why...

2013-10-08 08:21:40

Issued Capital: 150,526,976 LONDON, ON, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company") (www.fortuneminerals.com) has concluded its 2013 summer field work at the Company's Arctos Anthracite metallurgical coal project site in northwestern British Columbia ("BC"). On September 23, 2013, following several weeks of drilling and environmental surveys and monitoring, the Company announced its withdrawal of drilling equipment and camp...

2013-09-26 13:43:47

Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July and conservation scientists fear that the EU's rules could cause problems for its brown bear population. The country has been managing its brown bears as game animals, meaning they can be hunted; but under EU legislation, bears are a protected species and can only be shot if they are deemed to be problem animals. This might seem to be a positive outcome for the bears. However, it could lead to reduced tolerance for bears among local people,...

2013-09-23 20:21:44

Issued Capital:  150,526,976 LONDON, ON, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company") (www.fortuneminerals.com) is taking voluntary steps to assist the British Columbia ("BC") and Tahltan Governments in peacefully resolving a disturbance that has been occurring at the Company's Arctos Anthracite metallurgical coal project site in Northwestern BC. While all of Fortune's activities at the project site are focused on...

2013-09-19 08:22:30

Government upholds validity of fieldwork permits and appoints mediator Issued Capital: 150,526,976 LONDON, ON, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company") (www.fortuneminerals.com) welcomes the September 17, 2013 statement from the British Columbia ("BC") Government that it supports the legal right of companies to safely perform permitted work, and the related appointment of mediator Geoff Freer. ...

2013-09-16 12:22:42

HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association, beneficiary of the 28(th) annual Marathon Oil Corporation Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards, announced today that R.C. Slocum, one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history, will be named recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the annual event on Jan. 15, 2014 in Houston. (Photo:...

Black Bears Return To Missouri
2013-07-20 04:57:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By the 1920s, unregulated hunting and habitat loss had wiped out the majority of black bears, Ursus americanus, in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The only bears known to live in Missouri for nearly a century were on the state flag, or in captivity. A reintroduction program, conducted during the 50s and 60s in Arkansas, has created a resurgence of bears. Now hundreds amble through the forests of southern Missouri, according to a...

2013-07-16 08:23:30

Drilling program and Environmental Assessment Field work underway Issued Capital: 121,276,976 LONDON, ON, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) ("Fortune" or the "Company") (www.fortuneminerals.com) and POSCO Canada Ltd. ("POSCAN") are pleased to announce that their Arctos Anthracite Joint Venture ("AAJV") summer field program has commenced in support of the environmental assessment ("EA") to permit the mine, wash plant and railway extension. A...

Ban On Polar Bear Trade Blocked
2013-03-07 16:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a long and heated debate, a US-proposed ban on the trade of polar bear parts was voted down on Thursday at a major international conference on wildlife trade. At the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, Thailand, the American delegation proposed the polar bear be upgraded to Appendix 1 protection status, which would completely ban the trade or sale of the animal´s pelts, paws or fangs....

Giant Panda Genome Sequencing Reveals Population History
2012-12-17 05:16:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By re-sequencing the genomes of nearly three dozen wild giant pandas, a team of Chinese scientists say that they have managed to construct a complete, continuous history of this rarest member of the bear family, from its origins to the current day. The researchers, who were led by the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the genome sequencing center BGI, completed whole genome re-sequencing of 34...


Latest Bear Reference Libraries

Cave bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-06-22 16:42:25

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers a habitat within deciduous forests, mixed forests, deserts, and thornbrush forests. It can...

Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-05-17 22:36:40

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

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