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2006-12-08 16:48:20

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Researchers in Vietnam announced Friday they have caught one of the world's most endangered turtles in the wild, a development which could bolster efforts to protect the species from hunters and collectors. The Vietnamese Pond turtle - which is found only in lowland areas of Vietnam - was caught in late November in Quang Nam province, according to the Asian Turtle Program. It was the first time researchers have caught one in the wild in 65 years, it said, though the...

2005-08-30 14:40:30

A far wider range of wildlife species could be at risk from bird flu, warns a biologist from the University of East Anglia. Dr Diana Bell, of UEA's School of Biological Sciences, says the discovery that avian flu was responsible for the death of three rare civet cats in Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam, raises important questions about the range of wildlife species which could now be at risk from this virus. "Vietnam and the other Asian countries chronically infected with avian flu are...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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