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US Regulators Move To List African Lions As A Threatened

US Regulators Move To List African Lions As A Threatened Species

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of research suggesting that African lions faced the danger of extinction due to increased conflicts with humans and the loss of both habitat and prey, the US Fish and Wildlife...

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2014-10-30 23:00:32

Join us at Delaware Valley College for a screening of a film about the extinction of the passenger pigeon and the unveiling of an exhibit tied to the film. Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 For centuries, this long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Then, in a matter of decades, it was hunted to extinction. On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died in the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the species....

2014-10-27 16:22:47

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rejected the claim that the African lion merited listing as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. After a long and comprehensive review of the species status, which included information from the foremost lion researchers in the world, the FWS concluded that the African lion simply is not on the brink of extinction and did not merit listing as an endangered species....

loggerhead
2014-10-26 03:00:54

Provided by Rebecca Scott and Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Scientists follow hatchlings from Cape Verde with tiny acoustic transmitters With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Turtle Foundation and Queen Mary University of London were able to follow the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings from Cape Verde. The tiny animals quickly swim through predator-rich coastal waters and...

2014-10-17 12:23:35

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-seven wildlife conservation projects around the world are receiving much needed funding from the SeaWorld® & Busch Gardens® Conservation Fund this year. Just over $1 million is being distributed among these projects bringing the amount awarded since the Fund was created in 2003, to more than $11 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152758 A majority of the grants awarded this year, and every year, are for...

Mountain Lions In Southern California Face Genetic Decay
2014-10-10 03:48:04

Provided by University of California - Davis Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, represents the largest genetic sampling of mountain lions, or pumas, in southern California. It raises concerns about the current status of mountain...

2014-10-08 08:22:20

ROCKLIN, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildlands is pleased to announce the Lytle Creek Conservation Bank ("Bank") has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("USFWS"). The Bank will permanently protect and preserve approximately 182 acres of suitable habitat for the conservation of the federally endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat and Santa Ana River woollystar. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141007/150856 The Bank is located in the Lytle Creek wash...

2014-10-01 12:23:33

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens, the leading producer of class rings, yearbooks and student-created content, today announced a partnership with The Nature Conservancy in support of reforestation efforts to ensure forest survival for future generations. As part of the partnership, Jostens will support the Conservancy's 'Plant a Billion Trees' program. The Plant a Billion Trees program is turning the tide on deforestation by planting trees and bringing forests back...

2014-09-30 23:13:13

CCP Solutions connects local customers to a global standard for sustainability Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 CCP Solutions, LLC, a leader in document management services in the New York tri-state area, is now offering the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation. With the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX), every company—big or small—can have a direct, tangible impact on the environment by offsetting consumed paper with the planting of a...

pronghorn migration
2014-09-29 03:00:09

John Delaney, Wildlife Conservation Society Five-year study identifies dense natural gas field developments, highways, and fencing as threats to one of North America's last great long-distance mammal migrations One of North America's last remaining long-distance land migrations, better known as the Path of the Pronghorn, is being threatened by a mosaic of natural gas field development, highway traffic, and fencing in the upper Green River Basin, according to the Wildlife Conservation...

2014-09-26 12:22:23

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Endangered Canada lynx, endangered mainland Nova Scotia moose, wood turtles and other at risk species are being supported through five new forest conservation projects. The sites, totalling 2,142 acres (867 hectares) of forest have been saved across Canada through a partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and TD Bank Group (TD). The announcement was made as part of National Forest Week (Sept 21 - 27). The sites, located in Alberta,...


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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