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2012-05-07 20:27:06

Biodiversity hot spots -- the world's biologically richest and most threatened locations on Earth -- and high biodiversity wilderness areas -- biologically rich but less threatened -- are some of the most linguistically diverse regions on our planet, according to a team of conservationists. "Results indicate that these regions (hot spots and high biodiversity wilderness areas) often contain considerable linguistic diversity, accounting for 70 percent of all languages on Earth," the...

Endangered Turtles Get Help From Conservationists
2012-04-12 13:18:44

Several turtle and tortoise species that are on the verge of extinction are getting a second chance for survival with the help of the US Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which is committing all of its resources and expertise to take direct responsibility to save the planet´s most endangered Testudines. The WCS said it will draw from its zoos and aquariums, its Global Health Program, and its Global Conservation Program, to ensure the continued survival of at least half of the...

2012-04-05 10:22:36

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cuipo, an international initiative whose mission is to protect and preserve the world's endangered rainforest, will participate in NBA Green Week with a special promotion at the Los Angeles Lakers game on the evening of April 6 during the team's Eco Night, sponsored by East West Bank, to promote environmental sustainability. Eco Night is part of the Lakers organization's efforts to continue building an environmentally responsible...

2012-04-04 02:24:15

INDIANAPOLIS, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After a year that saw strong profitability and strong chocolate sales, Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is giving its largest 10% partner donation to date. Partners African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and SEEtheWILD will use the funds to directly support conservation goals and launch new programs in the upcoming year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/CG80766) "We are very pleased to be giving back so much to our partners...

2012-03-20 06:21:47

INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six of animal conservation's best have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 29 outstanding nominees, the finalists are Steven C. Amstrup, Ph.D., Markus Borner, Ph.D., Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., Carl Jones, Ph.D., Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D. and Patricia Wright, Ph.D. These heroes of animal conservation were nominated by their peers and chosen...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

Grizzly Creek Films Presents AMERICA THE WILD with Casey Anderson. “Wolverine King” Premieres in Primetime Sunday, March 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series then moves to Mondays, beginning with “Grand Canyon Safari” Monday, March 12 on Nat Geo Wild. Find your local airtime: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/schedule/wild BOZEMAN, MONTANA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 AMERICA THE WILD on Nat Geo WILD features award-winning presenter Casey Anderson on a series of...

2012-03-09 11:33:00

FRESNO, Calif., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A long-running government program that promotes development in floodplains without considering the impacts on threatened and endangered species and their habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will now be forced to comply with the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) under a settlement agreement in a case filed by the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and Kern County Water Agency against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)....

2012-03-06 10:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- To continue to expand its brand awareness Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is updating its packaging to portray a more premium product. The new packaging will focus on highlighting the quality of the product inside, while still continuing to highlight the heart of the company's 10 percent give back mission. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120306/CG64413) After meeting with focus groups, participating in store demos and...

2012-03-05 11:01:41

CA's birds most vulnerable to climate change Scientists from PRBO Conservation Science and the Department of Fish and Game have completed an innovative study on the effects of climate change on bird species of greatest concern. This first-of-its-kind study prioritizes which species are most at risk and will help guide conservation measures in California. "What's most exciting about the study is that our unique approach is one that other scientists and resource managers can duplicate to...

2012-03-02 13:47:59

Scientists are working to protect living fossil trees in Fiji from the impact of climate change with cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology. Dr Peter Prentis, from QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty, said the findings would enable researchers to understand how biological diversity is generated. "Fiji is a hotspot for biodiversity. Most of the species that occur in Fiji aren't found anywhere else in the world," he said. "My project looks at how island species in these ancient...


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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