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Uganda Lion Populations Declining
2013-10-24 16:17:55

African lions are a powerful symbol of the continent’s untamed wilderness, but these majestic cats may not be strong enough to maintain healthy populations.

Big Cats Love Calvin Klein's Obsession
2013-10-15 04:12:03

While the jury’s still out on which cologne is more appealing to women, researchers from the Bronx Zoo in New York have discovered that Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” is the most effective fragrance on the market at appealing to large feline species.

New Basket Traps Allow Juvenile And Non-target Fish Species To Escape While Increasing Incomes
2013-10-08 10:11:46

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have achieved a milestone in Africa: they've helped build a better fish trap, one that keeps valuable fish in while letting undersized juvenile fish and non-target species out.

Mass Stranding Of Melon-headed Whales Attributed To Sonar Mapping
2013-09-25 15:48:07

An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-beam echosounder system operated by a survey vessel contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production (Northern Madagascar) Limited.

Image Of Eagle Attacking Deer Caught By Camera Trap
2013-09-23 10:25:32

A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer.

2013-09-13 08:22:04

The worst impacts of climate change on the world's poorest fishing communities can likely be avoided by careful management of the local environment and investing in the diversification of options for local people.

Huge Salmon-Eating Owl Helped by Huge Trees
2013-08-15 12:22:05

A study spearheaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Minnesota has shown that the world's largest owl -- and one of the rarest -- is also a key indicator of the health of some of the last great primary forests of Russia's Far East.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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