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Celebrity Animals Stealing Conservation Money From Ugly Plants
2013-06-11 11:25:51

All over the world, animal and plant species are being threatened by extinction, likely at the hand of humans encroaching on their ecosystem or affecting the environment in some other way.

Why Do Loggerhead Females Return To Their Place Of Birth To Mate
2013-05-31 05:48:50

New research is shedding light on why female loggerhead sea turtles return to their place of birth to mate, while males jump to different locations.

At-risk Bird Species In Brazilian Forest Is Greater Than Previously Thought
2013-05-30 12:03:58

In a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by NJIT Associate Professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to population sustainability.

2013-05-29 09:39:41

A new study, published 28 May in the open access journal PLOS Biology, has revealed the potential importance of rare species in the functioning of highly diverse ecosystems.

Decline Of Biodiversity On Farms
2013-05-27 09:17:56

A high-ranking UN official recently told a conference of 450 experts in Trondheim, Norway that farmed plants and bred livestock are experiencing sizable losses in biodiversity.

2013-05-24 23:32:37

a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, publishing Part

2013-05-24 23:32:34

Endangered Earth Journal.com has published Part 3 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN’s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save

Top 10 New Species Announced By Scientists
2013-05-23 14:09:02

The top 10 new species list was announced May 23 by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University


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
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.