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ship
2015-02-24 16:30:19

Ever since it was opened in 1914, the Panama Canal has been an invaluable way to pass ships from ocean to ocean, but the canal has also been a way for invasive species to invade the Gulf of Mexico and the waters beyond.

tigers comeback
2015-02-24 08:18:27

Flaws in a method commonly used in censuses of tigers and other rare wildlife put the accuracy of such surveys in doubt, a new study suggests.

2015-02-11 08:29:36

Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade WASHINGTON, Feb.

2015-02-03 12:22:50

- Through long-term experiments he has described the services supplied by biodiversity and its overriding importance for the stability, productivity and carbon balance of ecosystems

2015-01-29 12:23:03

Agreement ensures an important wildlife corridor will remain undeveloped, protecting woodlands, plants and animals PARKFIELD, Calif., Jan.

india tigers
2015-01-21 13:34:28

In rare (but welcome) conservation news, officials in New Delhi have announced a 30 percent rise in tiger population over the past four years. Huzzah!

2014-12-29 23:01:05

Lemur Conservation Foundation is embarking on a journey to design and build a 4,000 square foot multi-purpose 'Living Building Challenge' facility that will provide a place for visitors

fire ants
2014-12-24 09:55:01

Invasive species are often bad news for the local environment, but new research suggests that the European fire ant could be double trouble for forest ecosystems in eastern North America.

mountain lions
2014-12-19 14:42:53

It's not unusual to see people working on computers in Silicon Valley, but Richard Pickens isn’t a software developer or a cybersecurity expert – he’s a member of a local conservation, research and education group working to track mountain lions in urban areas of California.


Latest Conservation Reference Libraries

Helicia
2014-10-13 13:09:47

Helicia is a genus of about 100 species of shrubs and trees. It is part of the Proteaceae family. The genus name is derived from the Greek word "elix", which refers to its petals that spiral around each other or coil up on themselves at the time that the anthers open. Helicias are small trees generally with some species only shrubs and some species growing to be medium sized trees of about 100 feet. Over 100 species in the genus have been scientifically described. Helicias grow...

Large Black
2014-08-28 08:46:32

The large black, also known as the Cornwall black or the Devon black, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Great Britain. The breed was a result of crossing black colored pigs from the southwestern areas of Cornwall and Devon and the eastern areas of Suffolk, Kent, and Essex. The pigs taken from Devon were chosen for their physical traits, but selective breeding changed their constitution and confirmation, giving them a standard size and appearance. This breed grew in popularity...

Monito del Monte, Dromiciops gliroides
2014-04-30 10:08:55

The monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides), Spanish for little bush monkey, is a species of marsupial that can only be found in southwestern areas of South America, specifically in Argentina and Chile. This species prefers to reside in Valdivian temperate rain forests and mountain bamboo forests. It was once thought that this species is descended from marsupials living in Australia, but studies have shown that Australidelphia marsupials most likely originated in South America and later moved...

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Selasian wood, Cinnamomum parthenoxylon
2014-02-10 07:32:18

Cinnamomum parthenoxylon is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Selasian Wood, Saffrol Laurel or Martaban Camphor Wood. The plant is a member of the Lauraceae family. It is indigenous to south and eastern Asia, specifically, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum parthenoxylon trees grow anywhere between 33 and 66 feet tall. Its trunk and branches are covered by a grey or...

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