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2011-03-25 13:15:11

An official said on Friday that an endangered Sumatran tiger died after brushing against an electric fence set up by Indonesian farmers. This is the second occurrence of a case like this since the beginning of this year.  There are less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild and environmental activists say that the animals are increasingly coming into contact with people as a result of their natural habitat being lost due to deforestation. Provincial conservation agency chief...

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2011-03-16 12:10:00

Elephants pay close attention to their elders, especially when they hear the sound of an approaching predator, researchers report in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B. Researchers already knew that elephant social groups were organized around older female elephants. This study however, led by Karen McComb and Graeme Shannon from the University of Sussex, UK, allowed scientists to test their theory inside the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, a natural setting for the wild elephants, BBC...

2011-03-15 00:00:28

3 New Products from Leading Software Manufacturer Panda Security Give AffiliateWire's Catalogue More Selling Power Than Ever Victoria, British Columbia (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 AffiliateWire "“ a division of RevenueWire "“ is pleased to announce the addition of three new security products from Panda Security, one of the world's leading computer security software providers. Panda Antivirus 2011, Panda Internet Security 2011, and Panda Global Protection 2011 "“ are now...

2011-03-10 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, and Hispania Racing, the only Spanish team competing in Formula 1, have reached an agreement by which the Spanish multinational will become a technical sponsor of the racing team during the 2011 season. The agreement will enable Panda Security to provide security solutions and VIP support services to protect Hispania Racing's IT infrastructure (for both the team's office and mobile computers)....

2011-01-31 09:08:00

ASSAM, India, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, five hand-raised, endangered elephant calves were moved from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Kaziranga to Manas National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner organization the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the release is part of an ongoing effort to integrate orphaned elephants into wild herds in Manas. This critical work...

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2011-01-11 23:22:16

The results of a study recently published in the journal Biology Letters indicate that giant pandas need old-growth forests as much as bamboo forests. This work, which was completed through the collaborative efforts of scientists from the Chinese Academy of Science, San Diego Zoo Global, China West Normal University, China Wildlife Conservation Association and the Sichuan Forestry Department, could assist conservationists in creating strategic plans that help conserve this critically...

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2010-12-14 11:22:17

A Sumatran rainforest named a global priority for tigers and home to a unique orangutan rescue project is targeted for clearcutting by one of the world's largest paper suppliers. An investigation found that since 2004, companies affiliated with Asia Pulp & Paper/Sinar Mas Group have sought out selective logging concessions with dense natural forests in the Bukit Tigapuluh landscape. The companies obtained government licenses to switch the forest status to industrial timber plantation...

2010-11-30 07:41:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that it has acquired its exclusive distributor in Canada, continuing to propel the company's strategic international expansion and consolidation efforts. Since Investindustrial and other financial partners acquired the company in 2007, Panda Security has purchased eight of its franchises operating in key markets. The Canadian acquisition makes this the 14th subsidiary that the company...

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2010-11-19 09:25:00

Three species of long-beaked echidnas share the top spot on the Zoological Society of London's list of the world's most unique and threatened mammals, the UK conservation group announced on Thursday. Attenborough's Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus attenboroughi)--thought extinct until ZSL researchers discovered evidence of its continued survival three years ago--the Eastern Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bartoni), and the Western Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii) have been ranked "equal...

2010-11-17 01:00:00

KIEV, Ukraine, November 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Volodymyr Boreiko, a Ukrainian ecologist, came up with an idea to grant citizenship to dolphins. According to him, this will prevent the dolphins from extinction, largely caused by the brutal behavior of humans. This conviction impelled Boreiko to address the President of Ukraine. Also, the Ukrainian ecologist plans to raise the issue internationally. "The attempts of endowing animals with human rights in order to protect them are...


Latest EDGE Species Reference Libraries

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...

Falanouc
2012-06-14 17:57:28

The falanouc is a mongoose type creature that is native to Madagascar. Its closest extant, or living, relative is the fanaloka, but it is distinct from this animal in many ways. Unlike the fanaloka, the falanouc has no anal or perineal glands. It has non-retractable claws and a mouth structure that consists of backwards sloping premolars and canines. It is thought that this is due to its primary diet of invertebrates such as snails, slugs, and worms. The falanouc prefers habitats within...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'