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The skin cure fad threatening Myanmar's elephants

Under the shadow of Myanmar's famed "Golden Rock" punters haggle for the latest traditional medicine cure—slices of skin from the country's fast disappearing wild elephants sold for a few dollars ...

Sat 21 Jan 17 from

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Impending extinction crisis for non-human primates spurs a call for action

The plight of Earth's primates has prompted researchers around the world to call for sweeping societal changes before hundreds of non-human species are driven to extinction.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from

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Laser system knows which tree is which

If you work in the forestry industry, then you'd better know that you're cutting down the right type of trees. With this is mind, researchers from Finland's Tampere University of Technology ...

Fri 20 Jan 17 from Gizmag

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Scientists Just Named a Tiny Moth After Donald Trump

The moth's official name is Neopalpa donaldtrumpi

Wed 18 Jan 17 from TIME

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States argue in court for more say over endangered species

A battle over how to save endangered wolves in the Southwest moves to a federal appeals court Wednesday as judges hear arguments on whether states can block the federal government from reintroducing ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from

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GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes

In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from

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Conservation’s best kept secret (database)

A small NGO, Species360, manages a database that stores records on thousands of species around the world, with countless potential applications.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from

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Robust rattan palm assessed as Endangered, new Species Conservation Profile shows

An African rattan palm species has recently been assessed as Endangered, according to the IUCN Red List criteria. Although looking pretty robust at height of up to 40 m, the palm is restricted ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from

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Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

Video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat causes alarm.

Mon 16 Jan 17 from BBC News

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Study shows signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from

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