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2013-09-24 23:24:13

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Construction Outlook in China Market. London (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Demand to grow 8.5% per year through 2017 Construction expenditures in China are expected to increase 8.5 percent per year in real terms through 2017. Ongoing urbanization and industrialization, rising income levels, further population and household growth, and the government’s continuing efforts to expand and upgrade physical infrastructure in the country...

2013-08-01 23:29:24

Naadam Cashmere and Mimoona have teamed up to launch a fashion-focused crowdvoting solution, changing the way garments are produced. NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Naadam Cashmere and Mimoona, which developed a unique crowdvoting tool, have teamed up to revolutionize the way the fashion industry does business. Blending concepts from Kickstarter, Groupon and Gilt Groupe, this next generation form of crowdvoting will, for the first time ever, put the production of garments into...

New Hope For Sumatra's Tigers
2013-07-30 05:18:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Preliminary data from a camera trap survey in Sumatra, Indonesia shows an unexpectedly high density of tigers living in the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC). In fact, according to the researchers responsible for the work, the density of tigers per 100km2 in the southern region of TWNC is the highest ever recorded on the island, and nearly double the previous record. The survey was led by Indonesian businessman,...

Sumatran Tigers Threatened Human Development
2013-06-27 15:14:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Indonesian and American researchers in The International Journal of Conservation indicates that tigers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have been highly susceptible to human development. "Tigers are not only threatened by habitat loss from deforestation and poaching; they are also very sensitive to human disturbance," said study co-author and Virginia Tech researcher Sunarto, a native of Indonesia, where people...


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Golden Snub Nosed Monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana
2014-04-10 16:01:03

The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), also known as the  Sichuan golden hair monkey or the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Southwest China. This species prefers to reside in temperate forests in mountainous areas, at elevations between 4,921 and 11,154 feet. It holds three subspecies known as the Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey, the Hubei golden snub-nosed monkey, and the Moupin golden snub-nosed monkey, all of which are...

Finless Porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides
2013-08-17 13:37:05

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) can be found in the coastal waters of Asia. Its range includes China, Indonesia, Korea, India, Japan, and Bangladesh. Its western range extends from the coast if India to the Persian Gulf and a distinct freshwater subspecies resides in the Yangtze River. It prefers to reside in shallow areas along the shore, at depths of up to 160 feet. This population is isolated within its range. A few individuals have been found as far as 99 miles off the...

Chukar Partridge, Alectoris chukar
2013-04-23 12:27:55

The Chukar Partridge or Chukar (Alectoris chukar) is a Eurasian upland game bird in the pheasant family called Phasianidae. It’s been considered to form a super species complex along with the Rock Partridge, Philby’s Partridge and Przevalski’s Partridge and treated in the past as conspecific especially with the first. This partridge has well marked white and black bars on the flanks and a black band running from the forehead across the eye and running down the head to create a necklace...

Asia
2013-02-19 13:06:23

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is located mainly in the eastern and northern hemispheres covering 8.7 percent of the Earth’s whole surface area and making up 30 percent of its land area. With about 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60 percent of the world’s current human population. This continent has a high growth rate in the modern era. For example, during the 20th century, Asia’s population almost quadrupled. This continent is defined as making up the...

Persian Leopard, Panthera pardus ciscaucasica
2012-12-28 15:15:05

The Persian leopard (Panthera pardus ciscaucasica), also known as the Caucasian leopard, is a subspecies of the leopard that can be found in the Caucasus mountains, eastern Turkey southern Turkmenistan, northern Iran, and some western areas of Afghanistan. Its range in the Caucuses is now fragmented, but once encompassed all areas except those within steppe habitats. It prefers to live in many habitats, but in the Greater Caucuses, it prefers subalpine meadows, rocky ravines, and broadleaved...

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