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Eagle vs. deer

A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer.

Sep 23, 2013
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Hot spells threaten ringtail habitat

THE potential impacts of anthropogenic global warming on the western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentals) have been explored in a recent Edith Cowan University research paper.

Sep 20, 2013
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More forest biodiversity for less money?

Increasing the visibility over decisions relevant to preserving forests can improve the ability to get the right mix of economic instruments used for forest conservation policy. But change is slow.

Sep 19, 2013
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Taiwan seizes 820 kilograms of dolphin meat

Taiwan coastguards Thursday said they have arrested two people and seized 820 kilograms (1,800 pounds) of dolphin meat as the island steps up efforts to protect endangered animals.

Sep 19, 2013
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French islands under threat from rising sea levels

By the year 2100, global warming will have caused sea levels to rise by 1 to 3 meters. This will strongly affect islands, their flora, fauna and inhabitants. A team of researchers from the Ecologie, systématique et évolution ...

Sep 18, 2013
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New world map for overcoming climate change

Using data from the world's ecosystems and predictions of how climate change will impact them, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have ...

Sep 16, 2013
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The koala: Living life on the edge

Koalas living at the edge of their natural habitat range behave differently to those living well within in it, finds a study published in the open access journal Movement Ecology this week. The research has im ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Doomed deer freed to feed China's elusive tigers

High in the mountains of northeastern China, conservationists looking to preserve the endangered Amur tiger—the world's largest living feline—are releasing deer into the area for the big cats to kill ...

Sep 16, 2013
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