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Biodiversity Abounds In Madidi National Park
2012-09-14 04:45:24

At the IUCN World Conservation Congress, it was announced that the Madidi National Park, located in the remote Northwestern region of Bolivia, may be the most biologically diverse location on the globe.

List Of Asian Species At The Conservation Crossroads Released By Wildlife Conservation Society
2012-09-05 16:15:17

Will the tiger go the way of the passenger pigeon or be saved from extinction like the American bison?

Sharks And Rays Need More Protection From Overfishing
2012-09-05 05:41:31

At the IUCN's World Conservation Congress this week, the Wildlife Conservation Society urged the world's governments to take urgent steps to save sharks and rays from the relentless pressure of overfishing for international trade.

New Model Used To Find Where Corals Are Most Likely To Survive Climate Change
2012-08-31 11:51:43

Marine conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society working with other coral reef experts have identified heat-tolerant coral species living in locations with continuous background temperature variability as those having the best chance of surviving climate change, according to a new simplified method for measuring coral reef resilience.

Survival For Juvenile Moose Is Better For Momma's Boys And Girls
2012-08-24 09:21:58

WCS study shows protective moose moms are key to juvenile survival

Marine Protection Gets Local Boost In Fiji
2012-08-22 12:14:26

A new study by researchers from the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society has found that locally managed marine protected areas within Fiji are playing an increasingly important role in the nation's strategy to protect inshore habitats.

Additions To Coral Reef Woes Are Microbes, Sponges And Worms
2012-08-07 13:46:12

Study by Wildlife Conservation Society and University of the Azores identifies additional risks to reefs stemming from pollution and heavy fishing

Cormorants Show "Superbird" Abilities When Fishing For Prey
2012-08-01 13:33:56

Cormorants have long been known to be world class fishing birds, but a new video shows just what these airborne anglers are capable of. Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National Research Council of Argentina recently fitted an imperial cormorant from Punta Lèon, a protected area in coastal Argentina, with a small camera, and observed it diving 150 feet underwater in 40 seconds.

Spotted! Software Identifies Leopard Previously Seen On Camera Trap
2012-07-21 05:06:21

Scientists identified a familiar leopard in a recent photo showing the big cat dragging the grisly remains of its prey across the ground in an Indian nature preserve.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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