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The West African forest gecko, a secretive but widely distributed species in forest patches from Ghana to Congo, is actually four distinct species that appear to have evolved over the past 100,000 years due to the fragmentation of a belt of tropical rain forest.
Duke University assistant professor Brian Hare and colleagues study the behavior of bonobos -- apes that are genetically close to humans.
2009: a year of transition... Onal first oil - First oil on 9 March 2009 (average entitlement of 6,975 b/d over the year) - Additional investments to meet satellite production Late exploration success.
LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, director and advocate Ben Affleck today announced the launch of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making initiative with the mission of helping the Congolese people support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA player and activist, has been chosen by the U.S. Census as a National Profile Partner.
New research suggests that the act of voluntarily sharing something with another may not be entirely exclusive to the human experience.
PARIS, February 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Average Entitled Production of 6,975 boepd in 2009 (8,578 boepd With Venezuela) - Average Entitled Production of 8,836 boepd in Q4 2009 (10,320 boepd With Venezuela) Sales for fiscal 2009 rose by 99% compared to 2008. In EUR millions Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2009 2008 Congo 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 Tilapia 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 Kouilou...
Sharing is a behavior on which day care workers and kindergarten teachers tend to offer young humans a lot of coaching. But for our ape cousins the bonobos, sharing just comes naturally.
Bonobo Conservation Initiative Recognized for Community-based Carbon Offset Project COPENHAGEN, Dec.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough, the anti-genocide project at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today concerning Niotan Inc.: In a December 7 statement, Nevada-based Niotan Inc.
The Congo dwarf clawed frog is one of four species belonging to the African dwarf frog genus. It is native to central Africa and lives primarily in shallow freshwater creeks, flooded areas during the rainy season, and ponds. The Congo dwarf clawed frog can only live out of water for a short period of time, or it will dry up and die. It lives underwater and will only surface to take in oxygen. This species is often used as pets. This species is very small, growing to an average of 2.5...
The western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis), also known as Beecroft's tree hyrax or the western tree dassie, is a mammal that is native to Central and West Africa. Its range holds many areas including Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat within moist savannah or rocky areas, as well as tropical and subtropical moist low-lying forests. Not much is known about this species habits, but some studies have...
The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...
Symbol: HICL2 Group: Dicot Family: Malvaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR N VI N Distribution: HibiscusclypeatusL. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification: Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class Magnoliopsida...
The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.
- The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.