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2013-05-13 12:25:05

WARMOUTH PORT, Mass., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) jointly with the Phoenix Fund, Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. As it happens frequently in Russia's Far East, the Amur tigress became an orphan in the winter of 2012. Zolushka's mother...

IUCN Develops New Red List For Endangered Ecosystems
2013-05-09 13:06:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is widely considered to be the most comprehensive inventory of endangered and threatened species and the international organization is currently developing a similar list for the world´s fragile ecosystems. A new study in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, lays out a foundation of criteria for the list and applies these criteria to 20 ecosystems around the world....

2013-05-06 04:21:28

Program to Launch with the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubenstein Public Relations (RPR) has launched a new company program today that will provide pro bono communications services on behalf of highly-regarded nonprofit organizations around the world, beginning with the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT), a lion conservation and restoration charity located in Zambia, Africa. ALERT is dedicated to...

2013-05-02 20:20:32

Ogilvy & Mather Chicago Launches Social Responsibility Video On Behalf of APES CHICAGO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather Chicago recently launched a cause marketing video on behalf of pro bono client APES (a project of The Conservation Trust), to highlight the importance of protecting all primates, not simply the "cute" ones. In recent years, a popular trend amongst wildlife organizations has emerged to 'save the pandas.' Pandas, however, are just one species of...

2013-04-30 12:22:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on its draft peregrine falcon management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the "Peregrine Falcon Management Plan" icon on the homepage. Public comments on the peregrine management plan will be accepted until May 29 through the website; an email address - peregrinecomments@pa.gov; or by U.S. Mail to: Peregrine Falcon...

USGS Study Finds Green Sea Turtles Are Utilizing Protected Habitat
2013-04-30 10:25:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new US Geological Survey (USGS) study, nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries. This study is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park. In Florida, the green sea turtles are listed as an endangered species, while in the rest of their range they are considered threatened. The habits of these turtles after...

Genome Study Of Two Turtle Species Sheds Light On Evolution Of Shell
2013-04-29 11:29:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With their unique outer shell and sharp beak, turtles and their evolutionary history have long been a mystery to biologists. A Nature Genetics report on the newly sequenced genomes of the soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle shows that the iconic reptiles have a common ancestor with crocodilians and birds — diverging from these groups between 270 and 240 million years ago. "The genome-wide phylogenetic analysis of two...

2013-04-17 12:21:30

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Rock the Ocean Tortuga Music Festival, presented by LandShark, left little more than footprints in the sand on the way to being a landmark event that married music and ocean conservation. Many thousands of fans ventured to the two-day music festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach this past Saturday and Sunday. While 23 bands and performers played their music, scores of marine research and conservation organizations gave...

2013-04-16 14:10:25

20 to 40% of European plant and animal species endangered A new study on extinction risk based on extensive data from 7 taxonomic groups and 22 European countries has shown that proportions of plant and animal species being classified as threatened on national Red Lists are more closely related to socio-economic pressure levels from the beginning than from the end of the 20th century. Stefan Dullinger of the University of Vienna and Franz Essl from the Austrian Environment Agency together...

Humuel Deer Population Resurges From Near Extinction
2013-04-16 13:45:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are reporting some rare good news in the world of animal conservation. Scientists from Cambridge University, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Chilean National Forestry Commission (CONAF) say the endangered Huemul deer, native to Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of extinction. The Huemul is only found in the Latin American region, and the new report says the deer is experiencing a resurgence thanks to...


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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