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2008-07-22 18:00:34

A new wildlife research station in Equatorial Guinea's Bioko Island should be a boon for conservation and educational opportunities, its U.S. founder says. Located in a mountainous virgin rain forest, the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program will provide training and research for scientists, students and others interested in the island's cornucopia of fauna and flora, said Drexel University professor Gail Hearn in a release. The island's sheltered location provides endangered monkeys...

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2005-04-07 07:20:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Human activities such as hunting and logging have driven nearly one quarter of the world's primate species - man's closest living relatives - to the brink of extinction, according to a new report. Without concerted action, great apes such as the Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia and the Eastern gorilla of central Africa are at risk of disappearing, according to the report to be released Thursday by the World Conservation Union, the International Primatological...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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