News tagged with species conservation

Making a conservation conundrum add up

Scientists at Heriot-Watt have helped conservationists trying to protect rare natural habitats but challenged to know how well they're doing when there's no-where else to compare it to.

dateMay 08, 2013 in Ecology
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Targeted action needed to protect waterbirds

(Phys.org) —Researchers from our Biodiversity Lab have identified specific areas around the world where conservation efforts could best be targeted to safeguard inland-breeding waterbirds.

dateMay 01, 2013 in Ecology
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Cheetahs in race to survive

The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,000 years ago.

dateApr 24, 2013 in Ecology
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New research reveals how elephants 'see' the world

Think Elephants International, a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote elephant conservation through scientific research, education programming and international collaborations, today announced ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Ecology
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Alarm over vanishing frogs in the Caribbean

A curtain of sound envelops the two researchers as they make their way along the side of a mountain in darkness, occasionally hacking their way with a machete to reach the mouth of a small cave.

dateApr 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Landmark deal struck to protect Sumatran rhino

Malaysia and Indonesia have struck a landmark deal to try to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino, whose population stands at fewer than 100, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Ecology
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