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New analysis suggests that preserving rare species is vital to tropical forests

The world's tropical forests are in "a critical state" in which the extinction of rare tree species could be a tipping point, say scientists who have developed an analytical method to map their ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Understanding the coevolving web of life as a network

Coevolution, which occurs when species interact and adapt to each other, is often studied in the context of pair-wise interactions between mutually beneficial symbiotic partners. But many species ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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California Just Became First State to Ban ‘Puppy Mill’ Sales

California is the first state banning the sale of animals from "puppy mills" and "kitten farms" which are often unsafe and inhumane, according to animal rights activists.

19 hours ago from KQED Science

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How many golden eagles are there?

For conservation efforts to be effective, wildlife managers need to know how many individuals of a species are out there. When species are spread out over large areas and occur at low densities, ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Invasive ladybird species threatens other ladybirds in England

The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe to limit the population of pest insects. In Britain, harlquins arrived primarily ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother.

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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When a rhino calls in the forest, this guy hears It: Q&A with a Javan rhino researcher

How much can we learn about a species that is rarely ever spotted by humans? The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is among the rarest and most cryptic of mammal species. Although its ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Mongabay.com

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Habitat loss is the top threat to Australia's species

Earlier this month, Australia's outgoing Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews told ABC radio that land clearing is not the biggest threat to Australia's wildlife. His claim caused ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Considered ecologically extinct in the wild, Burmese star tortoise population has grown to more than 14,000 individuals

The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar's central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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