Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over a four year period in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon, including a monkey that purrs like a cat.
Invasive species: Understanding the threat before it's too late
(Phys.org) —Catching rides on cargo ships and fishing boats, many invasive species are now covering our shorelines and compromising the existence of our native marine life.
Scientists name Dorset crocodile after Kipling
(PhysOrg.com) -- A superbly preserved 130-million-year-old crocodile skull, discovered at Swanage in Dorset in 2009, has been described as belonging to a species new to science in a paper by researchers at ...
Conservation targeting tigers pushes leopards to change
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but new research from a World Heritage site in Nepal indicates that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans—but in different ...
Japan's Mount Fuji to get World Heritage stamp
Japan's Mount Fuji will likely be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites next month after an influential advisory panel to the UN cultural body made a recommendation, officials said.
World-first 3-D mobile mapping project
Australian researchers are using a novel mobile laser 3D mapping system called Zebedee to preserve some of the country's oldest and most culturally significant heritage sites.
Chimps, gorillas, other apes being lost to trade
The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife—clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction—is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new U.N. ...
Ridding Galapagos of rats to preserve its famed tortoises
Efforts are underway to save the famed giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands by wiping out the rodents that prey on their eggs and hatchlings, environmentalists here said.
Scientist investigates human links to endangered Chinese 'snub-nosed' monkeys
(Phys.org)—A Swiss primatologist who arrived at The University of Western Australia in April to work in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology probably won't mind too much if his students start ...
Looks like turtle weed, but it's not: Molecular tools aid in identification of new algae species
Newly described species points to richer marine biodiversity in Guam waters than previously understood.
Ports are hotspots for exotic sea star orgies
Marine biologists have found that port environments are enabling invasive sea stars to breed at a rapid rate.
Wild orangutans stressed by eco-tourists, but not for long, study out of Borneo finds
Wild orangutans that have come into contact with eco-tourists over a period of years show an immediate stress response but no signs of chronic stress, unlike other species in which permanent alterations in ...
Rhino poached to extinction in Vietnam: WWF
A critically endangered species of rhino has been poached to extinction in Vietnam, wildlife groups said Tuesday after the country's last Javan rhino was found dead with its horn hacked off.
Turtle populations affected by climate, habitat loss and overexploitation
Fact: The sex of some species of turtles is determined by the temperature of the nest: warm nests produce females, cooler nests, males. And although turtles have been on the planet for about 220 million years, ...