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Why haven't Madagascar's famed lemurs been saved yet?

Lemurs are cute – there is no denying it. Their big eyes and fluffy faces mean they really are the poster animals of Madagascar, an island known internationally for its unique flora and fauna. But the plight of Madagascar's ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Ecology
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Silent extinctions on coral reefs

There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can shift their distribution ranges to survive climate change.

dateJun 25, 2015 in Environment
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Tiger-spray DNA shown as valuable conservation tool

Conservation scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat—the "breadcrumb" that researchers have traditionally ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Ecology
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Vagrant bachelors could save rare bird

A study conducted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has revealed the importance of single males in small, threatened populations. Results from a study of endangered New Zealand hihi birds (Notiomystis cincta), published ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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