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2011-11-18 06:58:19

Veterinary drug residue in cattle and livestock carcasses is killing South Asian vultures Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the number of birds was falling so rapidly. They discovered the vultures were being poisoned by residues of an anti-inflammatory drug (diclofenac) used in cattle and other livestock, whose carcasses they feed on....

2011-03-28 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the 1480s mention in the famous poem from the Boke of St. Albans, the regal peregrine has been associated with Princes, so it is fitting that The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation - USA (www.pa2f.org) has partnered with The Peregrine Fund, Inc. (www.peregrinefund.org) to focus on present-day conservation efforts. Marking this collaborative partnership - and coinciding with the Fund's annual board meeting this week in Abu Dhabi -- a...

2009-05-22 15:58:00

Viewers Invited to Watch Wednesday, May 27 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Game Commission will conduct a live Webcast of the annual peregrine falcon banding on Wednesday, May 27. The birds live on a ledge of the Rachel Carson Building, where DEP is headquartered. To view the Webcast, scheduled for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., visit www.depweb.state.pa.us and click on the falcon icon. "Peregrine falcons have called...

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2008-09-08 10:15:00

Captive breeding colonies of a critically endangered vulture, whose numbers in the wild have dwindled from tens of millions to a few thousand, are too small to protect the species from extinction, a University of Michigan analysis shows. Adding wild birds to the captive colonies, located in Pakistan and India, is crucial, but political and logistical barriers are hampering efforts, says lead author Jeff A. Johnson. The study was published online August 15 in the journal Biological...

2008-09-05 16:59:58

A shadow has fallen over endangered giant vultures whose captive populations are too small to save the species. Captive breeding colonies currently lack the genetic diversity to ensure survival for oriental white-backed vultures (Gyps bengalensis) in the wild, where the birds are dropping dead from feeding on drug-tainted meat. The vultures boast a seven-foot wingspan and thrived in South Asia until the mid-1990s, when people started using an anti-inflammatory drug...

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2005-06-13 06:35:49

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has long been a favorite of human visitors gawking at the stunning views and taking advantage of the manmade services. As it turns out, the South Rim also is a favorite of endangered California condors - for many of the same reasons. The large birds often gather to watch people, socialize with one another and drink from a leaky water pipe. On some days, as many as 25 to 30 condors soar over the canyon area - more...


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Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis
2012-04-02 18:41:50

The Aplomado Falcon, (Falco femoralis), is a species of bird of prey of Central and South America. It is found from Northern Mexico and Trinidad to southern South America, although it has been exterminated in many areas of its range, including almost all of northern and central Mexico. Its widest range is found in South America, except for the deep interior of the Amazon Basin. Its habitat is dry grassland, savannah, and marshland. Until the early 1950s, the Aplomado Falcon was found in...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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