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2014-02-25 14:25:38

Recovering from natural disasters usually means rebuilding infrastructure and reassembling human lives.

2014-02-24 23:00:13

Protected natural areas in Costa Rica reduced poverty by 16 percent in neighboring communities, mainly by encouraging ecotourism, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of

2014-02-24 12:22:10

Mitigation challenges for Oil & Gas companies in Oklahoma gets a little easier with the USFWS approval of a new conservation bank for the American Burying Beetle. EDMOND, Okla., Feb.

2014-02-21 23:21:36

Global wildlife trade among the most profitable illicit enterprises along with drug and gun running, reports Born Free USA CEO Washington, D.C.

Bornean Orangutans Coming Down From The Trees
2014-02-14 05:10:36

Orangutans have always been seen as tree dwellers, but the latest study from researchers at the University of Leicester says these apes are coming down from their castles more often than scientists knew.

More Native Biodiversity Supported By Cities Than Previously Thought
2014-02-13 13:44:39

Researchers at UCSB's NCEAS compile the largest global dataset of urban birds and plants, which shows world's cities retain a unique natural palette

2014-02-04 12:21:21

- He was the first to describe a case of co-evolution - between butterflies and plants - and how it may contrive to generate biological diversity MADRID, Feb.

2014-02-04 11:43:47

A team of Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists created maps of habitat corridors connecting protected areas in the tropics to incorporate biodiversity co-benefits into climate change mitigation strategies.

2014-01-31 23:31:16

April inaugurates the leatherback turtle viewing season at Matura Beach in Trinidad, and Naturalist Journeys’ Caligo Ventures features tours throughout this season.


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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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.