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2009-08-17 12:10:00

Conservation groups have worked tirelessly to save the beloved giant panda of China, which is facing the possibility of extinction within the next two to three generations as its life collides with rapid economic development.

2009-08-14 06:06:22

Several rare species in Vietnam including the white-handed gibbon and tapir face extinction because of a growing appetite for wild meat, experts say. The protection and preservation of wildlife in Vietnam should become a priority, experts told an international conference in Ninh Binh Province's Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve, the Thanh Nien News reported. Dang Huy Huynh, chairman of the Vietnam Zoology Association, said in the past poaching of wildlife met the demand of those living in...

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2009-08-11 15:30:00

China is set to retrace the journey of Pere Jean Pierre Armand David, the French Catholic missionary who made giant pandas known to the West.

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2009-07-27 15:35:00

Six in ten giant pandas in China’s Sichuan province were affected by a strong earthquake that hit the area in May 2008, according to a new study released on Monday.

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2009-07-24 13:05:00

Chinese officials announced on Friday the first successful birth of a panda cub from artificial insemination using frozen sperm.

2009-07-17 07:00:00

DALLAS, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panda Ethanol, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PDAE) today announced that, by written consent dated July 16, 2009, Panda Ethanol's stockholders voted to approve a dissolution and plan of liquidation.

2009-07-02 11:55:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced the global launch of the Panda Challenge, a competition offering participants a chance to decipher codes of three levels of increasing difficulty to discover a hidden password inside.

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2009-06-25 06:05:00

Mexico’s swine flu crisis, coupled with its reeling economy, may end a plan to save the world's most endangered cetacean.

2009-06-24 12:17:00

- Company acquires franchises in Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom; has now bought seven franchises since Investindustrial, other shareholders joined in 2007 - Company has also launched new companies in Japan and China, taking over operations previously run by local distributors - Aggressive investment plan has enabled company to maintain its position as global technology leader and consolidate international expansion - Company forecasts 10 percent increase in workforce in Spain in...


Latest EDGE Species Reference Libraries

Solenodon, Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an average length between eleven and thirteen inches, with Cuban solenodons often growing smaller than...

Southern Marsupial Mole, Notoryctes typhlops
2014-04-30 10:58:40

The southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) is a species of marsupial that can be found in southwest Australia. It has been recorded in desert habitats with soft sand and spinifex grasses, but the habitat preferences of this species is currently unknown. Its range is thought to include northern areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gibson and Great Victoria deserts. Although this species is a marsupial, it has been classified within its own order, known as...

Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi
2014-04-25 10:20:30

The volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi), known locally as zacatuche or teporingom, is a species of rabbit that can be found in Mexico. This species resides near four volcanoes within its range, including El Pelado, but its range is limited to only sixteen small areas. The majority of individuals reside at higher elevations grasslands or in pine and alder forests. The volcano rabbit reaches an average weight of up to 1.3 pounds and is the second smallest species of rabbit next to the pygmy...

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...

Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

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