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2013-08-08 16:21:56

International Artists and Celebrities Unite for American Debut of Elephant Parade in Dana Point, Southern California DANA POINT, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Li Bingbing, Lily Tomlin and Loree Rodkin join a powerful cast of celebrity supporters and artists amassing to save the Asian elephant during Elephant Parade: Welcome to America. After stops in London, Milan, Amsterdam and Singapore, The Resorts of Dana Point will now host the US debut of the international open-air art...

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,...

International Tiger Day Draws Attention To Plight Of Majestic Cats
2013-07-29 07:29:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As tiger populations around the world continue to plummet due to climate shifts, habitat loss and illegal hunting, the world celebrates today, July 29, as International Tiger Day to draw attention to the plight of one of the world's most majestic creatures. Tiger numbers have gone from a fairly healthy 100,000 only a century ago, to less than 3,200 wild animals today. And at the current rate of poaching and habitat loss, tigers...

2013-07-25 23:02:53

Rehabilitation Success Story Plus Sea Turtle Release Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Big news out of the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program-- an adult female loggerhead rehabilitated at the hospital and released in 2010 is contributing to the sea turtle population, and three sea turtles are ready to be returned to the Atlantic Ocean. More on rehabilitation success story: In 2008, an adult female loggerhead sea turtle was rescued off of Prichard’s Island near...

2013-07-23 16:22:05

The Asian Elephant Foundation and The Resorts of Dana Point Partner to Preserve a Future for the Asian Elephant with Upcoming Art Exhibition DANA POINT, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A coastal favorite for savvy world travelers, The Resorts of Dana Point will be host to the international art elite during the U.S. debut of Elephant Parade®, a ten-week open-air exhibition launching August 23, 2013. A sneak peek of the open-air art exhibition's star-studded artist line-up...

Mapping Attitudes Towards Tigers
2013-07-17 08:12:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Michigan State University reveals it is much easier to feel positive about the endangered Bengal tiger in your backyard if you live on the good side of town. The study, published in AMBIO, examined what factors influenced people's attitudes towards the tigers that share their neighborhood in Nepal's Chitwan National Park, which is home to some 125 adult tigers. The decision to map people's attitudes represents a novel...

Sea Turtles In The Gulf Face Offshore Risks
2013-07-16 04:32:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the US Geological Survey (USGS) reveals threatened loggerhead sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico can travel up to several hundred miles and visit offshore habitats between nesting events in a single season. This means the turtles are swimming through waters impacted by oil and fishing industries. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, challenge the widely-held view sea turtles remain near one beach throughout...

Water Helps Elephants Keep Their Cool On Hot Summer Days
2013-07-11 15:18:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in The Journal of Experimental Biology say that elephants depend on water to keep cool during the hot months. Elephants are known to keep cool in a number of ways, including using their enormous ears as fans or radiators. They also depend on their hair to keep from being overheated. However, the species rarely stray away from water, so scientists decided to look into the role evaporative cooling plays in keeping...

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...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Hawaiian green sea turtle population has increased since the species was listed under the US Endangered Species Act in 1978. New research from Stanford University shows, however, that the number of turtles is only a fraction of historic levels, so the calls to lift the animals´ protections may be premature. "It's critical to compare the animal's population level to its historic abundance, not just to recent levels," said...


Latest Fauna of Asia Reference Libraries

Pygmy Slow Loris, Nycticebus pygmaeus
2014-04-16 11:59:00

The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is a primate that can be found in Laos, eastern areas of Cambodia, the Yunnan Province, and in areas east of Mekong River in Vietnam. It prefers to reside in secondary, semi-evergreen, and mixed deciduous forests. This species was formally described in 1907 by J. Lewis Bonhote and was classified as one species with all loris species, although there are now nine distinct species. The pygmy slow loris reaches an average body length between 7.7 and...

Nycticebus kayan
2014-04-16 11:34:17

Nycticebus kayan is a species of slow loris and a primate that can be found in northern and central areas of Borneo. Its range extends into East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This species prefers to reside in highland areas and it was named after a river that extends through its range known as the Kayan River. It was once classified with the Bornean slow loris, but studies conducted in 2013, focusing on physical differences, showed that it should be classified as a distinct species. Nycticebus...

Javan Slow Loris, Nycticebus javanicus
2014-04-16 11:28:14

The Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) is a species of primate that can be found in central and western areas on the island of Java, Indonesia. This species resides in a number of habitats including primary and secondary forests, bamboo forests, and plantations at elevations between sea level and 5,200 feet. This species was formally described in 1812 by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, but was reclassified as a subspecies of Bradylemur tardigradus in 1840. It was not until 2000 that it...

Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
2014-04-16 11:22:42

The Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), also known as the greater slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Singapore, western areas of Malaysia, southern areas of Thailand, and Indonesia. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests but can be found in other habitats. It was first discovered in 1770 by Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer, who described it as a sloth, and was later classified with all other known lorises as a single species. Today, the Sunda slow loris is one of nine...

Bengal Slow Loris, Nycticebus bengalensis
2014-04-16 11:01:26

The Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis), also known as the northern slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Indochina and on the subcontinent of India. Its range includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, and southern areas of Thailand. It prefers to reside in deciduous forests and evergreen forests with thick canopies. This species was classified as a subspecies of the Sunda slow loris until 2001, when genetic evidence was found that supported its classification as a distinct...

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