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River Turtle Population Suffers Decades After Harvesting
2012-09-26 14:34:07

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recently published study by researchers from the University of Florida has shown how the river-dwelling northern map turtles have struggled to rebuild their populations since an unfortunate era of harvesting in the 1970´s. A previous study of the northern map turtle, which can be found in river systems from Arkansas to Quebec, was compiled by Max Nickerson of the Florida Museum of Natural History. As curator of herpetology,...

New England Aquarium Rescues, Nurses and Releases 655-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle
2012-09-24 08:51:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A 655-pound leatherback sea turtle, a member of the largest reptile species in the world, has been released back into the ocean off Cape Cod after marine scientists at Boston´s New England Aquarium nursed it back to health. The turtle, measuring a staggering 7 feet long, was treated for dehydration and shock, after it was found stranded near the tip of the cape in Truro last Wednesday just before dark. Scientists said the...

2012-09-14 23:01:19

Bay Area kid's book app developer LalooLLC today introduces Laloo the Red Panda, an animated interactive book for iPad. Twenty percent of each app install is donated to Red Panda Network, a non-profit committed to the conservation of the red panda. Laloo the Red Panda is a whimsical tale about a red panda cub's adventures in India. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Bay Area children's book app developer Laloo LLC pursues an altruistic goal: to develop entertaining book...

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2012-09-11 14:01:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are the important causes of biodiversity and conservation devolving into more and more of a popularity contest? More than 8,000 scientists from the world´s preeminent conservation organization, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), have established for the first time, 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. However, they said many of these species may become extinct because they are not...

Sharks And Rays Need More Protection From Overfishing
2012-09-05 05:41:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At the IUCN's World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, this week, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and over 35 other government agencies and NGO (non-governmental organizations) partners urged the world's governments to take urgent steps to save sharks and rays from the relentless pressure of overfishing for international trade. The WCS-led consortium is specifically advocating for the listing of sharks and rays under the...

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2012-08-20 19:23:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though they´re often thought of as tropical creatures, Jaguars once freely roamed the Southwestern United States. Now, thanks to some urging from activists and a petition, Jaguars will once more be free to roam the area in a protected habitat. On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposal to protect some 838,232 acres across southern Arizona and New Mexico for endangered Jaguars. This new proposed habitat is...


Latest Endangered species Reference Libraries

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...

Baird’s Tapir, Tapirus bairdii
2012-05-09 08:23:13

Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the tapir. Commonly known as danta by people throughout its range, this tapir has been given other...

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2009-01-13 19:58:20

The Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans) is a species of freshwater fish native to certain areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States. Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide downstream sections of rivers. It is the rarest of the endemic big-river fishes of the Colorado River. It...

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2008-05-02 12:51:39

The Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens), is a small bat that lives in caves throughout the southern United States. It usually chooses caves which are located within one mile of a river or reservoir. The range of the endangered gray bat is concentrated in the cave regions of Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, with occasional colonies and individuals found in adjacent states. The species' present total population is estimated to number over 1,500,000. The gray bat's range overlaps...

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2007-12-27 10:26:59

The Rothschild's Birdwing (Ornithoptera rothschildi), is a large butterfly from the birdwing genus endemic to the Arfak Mountains, Western New Guinea. The Rothschild's Birdwing has the most restricted distribution of all birdwings. Its preferred habitat is flowering meadows in an altitude from 6500 to 8800 feet. The females can reach a wingspan up to 6 inches. The forewings are dark brown to blackish brown with creamy white to grayish spots. The hindwings rimmed with black scales and have...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.