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Elephant Mortality Doubles Due To Low Rainfall And High Temperatures
2013-02-05 09:05:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change models are predicting higher temperatures and months without rainfall, which could negatively impact populations of already endangered Asian elephants. Led by scientists from the University of Sheffield, the research team, matched monthly climate records with birth and death data to track how climate variation affects the survival rate of elephants. The results of this study were recently published in the journal...

DNA Reveals Mating Patterns Of Endangered Sea Turtles
2013-02-04 09:21:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many animals spend their lives living in remote or inaccessible areas of the planet, so understanding their various habits can require some ingenuity from the various scientists who study them. By tapping into their ingenuity, a group of U.K. researchers from the University of East Anglia has uncovered new information on the mating habits of endangered sea turtles. According to the research team´s report in the newest edition...

2013-01-24 09:57:35

Since at least the 1970s, the population of critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques living in an Indonesian nature reserve has been dropping. But a new study by researchers at the University of Washington and in Indonesia shows that the population has stabilized over the past decade. The findings, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Primatology, are from the longest ongoing survey of Macaca nigra and are among the first evidence that the monkeys may be in better...

2013-01-07 12:22:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day?old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Information and applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by putting your cursor over "Hunt/Trap" in the menu bar at the top of...

Burmese Python Invades Everglades Picnic
2013-01-01 05:58:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are always unwelcome guests at a picnic, such as ants and mosquitoes. They are just part of the territory of eating outdoors. But who would ever expect a 17-foot Burmese python to join the party? For a family from Arkansas, on vacation in the Florida Everglades, that was the reality of their picnic this past week. The Python Challenge 2013 can't start quite fast enough, for Florida wildlife officials. Park rangers shot...

Conservation Experts Score Victories In Tiger Recovery Efforts
2012-12-28 13:38:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tigers have long been emblematic of the fight to save endangered species, with an estimated 3,200 animals left in the wild. In the battle to keep these big cats alive, the World Conservation Society announced several key victories that suggest the tide may be turning in favor of a recovery from the precipice of extinction. One of the biggest victories can be found in southwestern India, where 25 years of WCS research and...

Borneo Slow Loris Family Welcomes New Members
2012-12-14 09:14:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While studying the elusive nocturnal primate the slow loris in the jungles of Borneo, an international team of scientists discovered an entirely new species. Detailed in the American Journal of Primatology, the team analyzed the distinctive facial fur markings to reveal the existence of this new species. Another two species that were previously considered sub-species are also being officially recognized as unique because of this study....

Elephant And Man - The Ongoing Battle
2012-12-13 05:17:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that violence in Mali is threatening the survival of endangered African elephant populations. The team wrote in the journal Biological Conservation that recent violence in Mali may be putting the animals as risk. During the two-year study, the researchers tracked the elephants' migration with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars. The research could help advance conservation for the animals, which face increased...

Python Challenge Launched To Help Protect Florida Wetlands
2012-12-09 06:25:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are recruiting snake hunters in an attempt to protect the Everglades by reducing the population of the giant Burmese python. Starting on January 12, 2013, both licensed and amateur snake hunters will be allowed to compete in what officials are calling the "2013 Python Challenge" -- a month-long competition which will offer cash prizes in order to encourage the...

2012-12-07 08:23:22

BANGKOK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has introduced Black Ivory Coffee at its four resorts in the Maldives, joining the group's Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Thailand as the first hotels in the world to offer one of the most unique coffee experiences on the planet. Black Ivory Coffee is created from a process whereby coffee beans are digested and naturally refined by Thai elephants. Research indicates that during digestion, the enzymes of the elephant...


Latest Fauna of Asia Reference Libraries

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Agile Gibbon, Hylobates agilis
2014-04-17 15:21:14

The Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis), known also as the Black-Handed Gibbon, is an Old World primate belonging to the gibbon family. It can be found in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra, Malaysia, and southern Thailand. The species is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List because of destruction of habitat and the pet trade. The species is usually though to have subspecies, but some experts recognize a mountain form and a lowland form; the Mountain Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis...

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 √Čtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, but was reclassified as a subspecies of Bradylemur tardigradus in 1840. It was not until 2000 that it...

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