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Scientists Find Treasure Trove Of Wildlife In Peru Park
2012-02-03 05:18:35

The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Peru program announced Thursday the discovery of 365 species previously undocumented in Bahuaja Sonene National Park (BSNP) in southeastern Peru. Fifteen researchers participated in the inventory focusing on plant life, insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. The discovery included: thirty undocumented bird species, including the black-and-white hawk eagle, Wilson's phalarope, and ash colored cuckoo; two undocumented mammals — Niceforo's...

Image 1 - Record Number Of Jaguars Found In Bolivia
2011-10-19 14:13:20

New digital cameras capture images of 19 individual jaguars In a new camera trap survey in the world's most biologically diverse landscape, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have identified more individual jaguars than ever before. Using technology first adapted to identify tigers by stripe patterns, WCS conservationists have identified 19 individual jaguars by spot patterns in the rainforests of Bolivia, a record number for a single camera trap survey in the country....

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2010-11-05 08:28:10

Botanists at the Missouri Botanical Garden have described eight new plant species collected in the Madidi National Park and surrounding areas located on the eastern slopes of the Andes in northern Bolivia. The new species are from several different genera and families and are published in a recent edition of the Missouri Botanical Garden journal Novon. Missouri Botanical Garden scientists and colleagues from the National Herbarium in La Paz, Bolivia describe Prestonia leco, Passiflora...

2008-08-13 15:00:24

U.S. scientists say they've found oil and gas projects in the western Amazon are threatening not only biodiversity, but also the area's indigenous peoples. The study by Duke University and two non-profit organizations -- Save America's Forests and Land Is Life -- found the western Amazon, home to the most biodiverse and intact rainforest left on Earth, might soon be covered with oil rigs and pipelines. Researchers said more than 180 oil and gas "blocks" -- areas zoned for exploration and...

2006-03-09 16:11:54

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - An Argentine government plane crashed on Thursday as it was taking off from El Alto airport near La Paz, a Bolivian air force official told local radio. The official said Argentine officials were on the plane but it was not immediately clear who they were, and there was no information about casualties. The plane was heading to Buenos Aires.

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2005-03-04 08:11:17

NEW YORK (AP) -- The right to name a new species of monkey sold Thursday for $650,000 in an online auction, with the funds going to protect the Bolivian habitat where the species lives, the Web site that handled the sale said. The winning bidder, who outbid Ellen DeGeneres, chose to remain anonymous for now, said Kelly Fiore, director of business development for the New York-based auction venue, Charity Folks. There was no immediate information on what the winner planned to name the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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