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mountain lion kitten
2014-08-17 07:28:13

That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in the Santa Monica Mountains of California is a testament to the resilience of wildlife, but researchers now show that the lions are also completely isolated, cut off from other populations by the freeway.

Young Loggerhead Turtles Swim Into Oncoming Ocean Currents
2014-08-11 03:51:44

Juvenile loggerhead turtles swim into oncoming ocean currents, instead of passively drifting with them

2014-08-07 12:22:39

Conservation and Management of Threatened Species Is Goal DALLAS, Aug.

2014-08-06 12:23:59

New PSA and Photos Show Celebrity Trio Using Star Power to Protect the Oceans WASHINGTON, Aug.

Are Fire Ants Using Natural Corridors To Advance The Front?
2014-08-04 03:10:54

Heading for a summer picnic or hike, or just out to mow your lawn? In the U.S. Southeast and beyond, you might want to watch where you walk.

2014-07-30 23:15:05

Wildlife conservation activists have joined with the Trevor Zoo at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York, to form the KeepSafe

2014-07-29 23:13:24

Conservationist Robyn Barfoot has launched her new blog “Tales of The Tiger” for Global Tiger Day, July 29, 2014, in an effort to help save endangered tigers. Phoenix,

2014-07-29 23:11:41

Contemporary Artist Ricco DiStefano has created a tiger painting for Global Tiger Day, July 29, 2014, to help raise funds to save endangered tigers. Phoenix,

2014-07-29 23:11:39

A new book “Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat” is helping to bring to light the issues endangered tigers face on Global Tiger Day, July 29, 2014, according to

extinction event
2014-07-25 04:50:18

After nearly 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, the biodiversity of our planet is the highest it has ever been. An international group of scientists warns, however, that it may be reaching a tipping point.


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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.