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Genuinely extinct or just not worth looking for? Scientists set out to discover just how endangered certain species are

Scientists are heading off in search of a rare species of bird which has not been seen for 17 years.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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The Western Ghats of India revealed two new primitive species of earthworm

The Western Ghats mountains lie at the southwestern continental margin of Peninsular India and extend all the way from Gujarat to Kerala. The massif has earned its place amongst the eight 'hottest' ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Smithsonian manatee count informs policy recommendations

All three of the world's manatee species are threatened with extinction: the Amazonian Manatee, the African Manatee and the West Indian Manatee. The Antillean Manatee, an endangered subspecies, ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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New proposal for a subspecies definition triggered by a new longhorn beetle subspecies

The discovery of a new subspecies of longhorn beetle from Scandinavia triggered a discussion on the vague organism classification rank 'subspecies'.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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How Divers Rescued Four Car-Sized Sharks

Thu 17 Aug 17 from National Geographic

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Predators preserve existing animal species

A new study from Lund University in Sweden increases knowledge of how boundaries and barriers are maintained between different species in the animal world. According to theory, crosses between ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching

The Sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialisation encroaches on ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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A new critically endangered tree species depends on unique habitat found only on Kaua'i

A new tree species, Melicope stonei (Rutaceae or citrus family), endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, is already assessed as Critically Endangered according to IUCN criteria. The newly ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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How to live with bears

Bears have been on Europeans' minds lately, as violent encounters with these powerful mammals make international headlines.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday.

Tue 15 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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