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World Reptile Populations Critically Threatened Says New Report
2013-02-15 14:49:21

A new report warns that not only are a large number of reptile species in danger of becoming extinct, there is also a severe lack of data on the conservation status of many reptiles around the world.

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2010-07-13 08:35:00

African national parks like Masai Mara and the Serengeti have seen populations of large mammals decline by up to 59 percent, according to a study published in Biological Conservation.

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2008-10-15 15:35:00

Scientists in the UK have discovered that some red squirrels have developed immunity to a disease that has posed a threat to the endangered animals.

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2008-02-20 13:20:00

It’s not just your imagination. Providing the first-ever definitive proof, a team of scientists has shown that emerging infectious diseases such as HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus and Ebola are indeed on the rise. The team – including University of Georgia professor John Gittleman and scientists from the Consortium for Conservation Medicine, the Institute of Zoology (London) and Columbia University – recently published their findings in...


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.