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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Populations Still Need Protection
2013-05-30 05:06:49

The Hawaiian green sea turtle population has increased since the species was listed under the US Endangered Species Act in 1978, however, the number of turtles is only a fraction of historic levels, so the calls to lift the animals’ protections may be premature.

White Tigers Should Be Introduced Back Into The Wild: Peking University
2013-05-24 05:38:51

Bengal tigers come in two distinctive colors: the bright, vibrant orange and black stripes, or pure white with black stripes. The white variety is only seen in zoos these days, but a new study from Peking University says they should be in the wild.

2013-05-17 23:20:04

Central Oregon Consultant, Judith Hurlburt, unleashes TIGERS team development and team effectiveness resources to build scalable companies and highly effective and cooperative teams.

2013-05-13 23:29:56

To help find a cure, Blue Buffalo™ and Petco™ are teaming up this May for their 4th Annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month in hopes of raising money to benefit pet cancer research and the families

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

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.

British Isles Was Home To Exotic Big Cat Over A Century Ago
2013-04-25 14:36:40

A mysterious animal in a museum's underground storeroom helped a team of researchers prove that a non-native "big cat" roamed around the British countryside a century ago. The researchers analyzed the skeleton and mounted skin to uncover the identity of the beast.

NY Students Help Research Into How Elephants Respond To Verbal, Visual Cues
2013-04-20 06:34:38

According to new research published in Wednesday’s edition of the journal PLOS ONE, elephants are unable to recognize visual cues provided by humans – a discovery which could help shape future conservation efforts to help protect the massive mammals from poaching and other dangers.

Leatherback Nesting Ground Protected By New Law
2013-04-15 05:19:12

The governor of Puerto Rico has signed a new law protecting an area of land along the northeastern coast of the island – a region known as a major nesting site for the world’s largest turtle species, the leatherback.


Latest Fauna of Asia Reference Libraries

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Shrew, Soricidae
2014-10-01 13:16:58

Soricidae is a family that contains 385 species of true shrews that can be found throughout the world, although Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand do not hold any native shrew populations. Although shrews resemble mice, they are more closely related to moles, but most are no larger than a mouse. The largest species, known as the Asian house shrew reaches a length of 5.9 inches, while the Etruscan shrew, one of the smallest shrew species and the smallest mammal in the world, reaches a...

Asian Common Toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus
2014-09-16 16:12:49

The Asian Common Toad, Duttaphrynus Melanostictus, is most likely a compound of more than one toad species that’s widely distributed in South Asia. This toad is commonly called the Asian Common Toad, Asian Toad, Black-spectacled Toad, Common Sunda Toad and the Japanese Toad. This species has the potential to grow to about 8 inches long. The species breeds during the monsoons and the tadpoles are a black color. The young toads may be seen in large numbers after the monsoons. The top of...

Liverpool Pigeon, Caloenas maculata
2014-09-10 10:48:08

The Liverpool Pigeon or the Spotted Green Pigeon (Caloenas maculata) is a presumed extinct pigeon species of unknown provenance. Currently, it is only known from a single specimen reposited in the World Museum of the National Museums Liverpool; this specimen is presumed to have been collected from French Polynesia sometime between 1783 and 1823. The Liverpool Pigeon was initially mentioned in the work A General Synopsis of Birds by John Latham and scientifically named by Johann Friedrich...

Spectacled Cormorant, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus
2014-09-08 09:05:04

The Spectacled Cormorant or the Pallas’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax perspicillatus) is an extinct marine bird of belonging to the cormorant family of seabirds that lived on the Bering Island and possibly other places within the Komandorski Islands and the nearby coast of Kamchatka. It is the biggest species of cormorant known to have ever existed. It was initially identified by Georg Steller in 1741 on Vitus Bering’s disastrous second Kamchatka expedition. He explained the bird as large,...

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