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South Sudan wildlife surviving civil war, but poaching and trafficking threats increase

The first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan's current civil war on the country's wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study shows need for increased protection of world's national animal symbols

The snowy-feathered head and distinctive brown body of the bald eagle is a proud national symbol of the United States, adorning the country's currency and passports. The lion, known as "King ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Thinking big gives top predators the competitive edge

 Re-introducing or restoring top predators, like dingoes and wolves, be vital in suppressing the abundance of lower-order competitors or “mesopredators” but only if we let enough of ...

Tue 23 May 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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In Images: Meet the Top 10 Newfound Species

A "bleeding" tomato, a "Game of Thrones" ant and others made the list.

9 hours ago from Livescience

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Nepal torches valuable wildlife parts

Nepal destroyed thousands of valuable animal skins and other parts seized from poachers on a giant bonfire Monday in a symbolic gesture against the illegal wildlife trade.

Mon 22 May 17 from Phys.org

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With populations thriving, are bobcats the next urban pest?

As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and ...

Mon 22 May 17 from Phys.org

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Wild geese in China are 'prisoners' in their own wetlands

In many places in the world, goose populations are booming as the birds have moved out of their wetland habitats to exploit an abundance of food on farmland. But, new evidence reported in Current ...

Mon 22 May 17 from Phys.org

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Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?

Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed.

Mon 22 May 17 from Phys.org

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Herpetologists describe an elf frog from the elfin forests in southern Vietnam

Deep in the foggy, moss-covered forests of Southern Vietnam, herpetologists uncovered one of the smallest species of horned mountain toads.

Fri 19 May 17 from Phys.org

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