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

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.

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.

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2012-09-11 14:01:10

Are the important causes of biodiversity and conservation devolving into more and more of a popularity contest?

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

At the IUCN's World Conservation Congress this week, the Wildlife Conservation Society urged the world's governments to take urgent steps to save sharks and rays from the relentless pressure of overfishing for international trade.

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2012-08-20 19:23:57

Thanks to some urging from an activists and a petition, Jaguars will once more be free to roam the area in a protected habitat.

2012-08-07 23:19:03

Forests hammered by windstorms, avalanches and wildfires may appear blighted, but a Washington State University researcher says such disturbances can be key to maximizing an area's biological diversity.

To Know A Tiger: Better Understanding Breeds More Tolerance
2012-08-01 05:30:20

In order to conduct conservation efforts successfully, information about an endangered species - such as preferred food sources and habitat - is crucial for conservationists to understand.


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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