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2015-04-27 23:08:35

Endangered Species Website Bagheera.com has added a new endangered species photo download section for teachers and

2015-04-22 16:23:56

Selected by Canada's Top 100 Employers TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has earned a national honor.

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2015-04-20 12:01:25

Conservationists have found a new way to test the genes of endangered species to make sure they’re not inbreeding too much—by looking at their placentas.

mastodon molar
2015-04-17 11:36:19

Scientist Ken Tankersley reveals how humans caused erosion and silting and what this did to animals that had to survive or adapt in the Big Bone Lick of Kentucky.

2015-04-14 23:07:39

New book shows man-made detriments to the survival of select species DETROIT (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 According to the World Wide Fund For Nature, today’s

2015-04-13 16:23:35

VANCOUVER, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.

2015-04-13 08:24:19

WOODBRIDGE, ON, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Today Earth Rangers announced the results of an Ipsos Reid study on Canadian kids' awareness, attitudes and behaviours towards environmental issues.

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2015-04-07 13:24:46

When we think of Asian carp invading the Mississippi River or pythons taking over parts of the Everglades, we think of how invasive species can decimate an ecosystem. However, invasive species can sometimes have a positive impact.

2015-04-02 12:34:09

OTTAWA, April 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its members understand and embrace the value and importance of managing Canada's forests responsibly.


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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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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