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2009-11-24 13:28:30

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss.

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2009-11-24 07:20:00

A new study says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region.

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2009-11-17 07:55:00

Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released the first-ever atlas of the Patagonian Sea – a globally important but poorly understood South American marine ecosystem.

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2009-11-11 13:39:55

The most extensive DNA study to-date of Africa's rarest monkey reveals that the species had an intriguing sexual past.

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2009-10-14 09:00:00

After 15 years of research in the waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and an international coalition of organizations have unveiled the largest genetic study of humpback whale populations ever conducted in the Southern Hemisphere.

2009-10-07 06:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine animal conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation.

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2009-09-11 09:08:38

WCS study reveals that road construction for oil extraction in park becomes a wildlife pipeline.

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2009-09-08 13:42:49

A new study reveals how oil development in the Artic is impacting some bird populations by providing "subsidized housing" to predators, which nest and den around drilling infrastructure and supplement their diets with garbage – and nesting birds.

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2009-09-07 12:35:00

Thought to be extinct, the Arakan forest turtle was discovered by scientists working in a remote part of Myanmar, according to a statement by a conservation group on Monday.

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2009-09-01 16:45:00

Veterinarians from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo and the University of Tennessee have found a solution to the challenge of providing effective pain relief to some of their most difficult patients: big cats.


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.