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Webcam Captures 100 Endangered Baby Turtles Hatching in Florida

The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged on Friday night

21 hours ago from TIME

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Hundreds of animals disappear as humans multiply

'SIXTH EXTINCTION': As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans has declined by 45 per cent, say researchers.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from ABC Science

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A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name

The Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome of anurans (frogs, tree-frogs, and toads) in the world. However, current levels of diversity might ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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No returning to Eden: Researchers explore how to restore species in a changing world

Reversing the increasing rate of global biodiversity losses may not be possible without embracing intensive, and sometimes controversial, forms of threatened species management, according to ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Study indicates large raptors in Africa used for bushmeat

Bushmeat, the use of native animal species for food or commercial food sale, has been heavily documented to be a significant factor in the decline of many species of primates and other mammals. ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists use DNA analysis to prevent extinction of only native rabbit in Maine and New Hampshire

Scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station are working to restore New Hampshire and Maine's only native rabbit after new research based on genetic monitoring has found that in the ...

Wed 23 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Humans Driving Massive Animal Extinction

Earth is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of animal species  -- the first to be caused by humans -- in the past half-billion years, setting off a downward spiral in the environment ...

Fri 25 Jul 14 from Voice of America

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US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

(AP)—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers use bird 'backpacks' to put wood thrushes migration on the map

Migratory songbirds are disappearing, and though conservationists are examining several possible reasons such as climate change, loss of habitat, acid rain and light pollution, a key piece of ...

Wed 23 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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New planthopper species found in southern Spain

Not much is known about the the genus of planthopper known as Conosimus, which now includes six species after a new one was recently discovered in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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