News tagged with species conservation

Ecological Armageddon in forest fragments

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide's Professor Corey Bradshaw has found that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously ...

Sep 26, 2013
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New endangered giant ibis found in Cambodia

Jubilant conservationists expressed hope Tuesday for the survival of the critically-endangered giant ibis after a nest of the bird species was discovered in a previously unknown habitat in northeastern Cambodia.

Aug 20, 2013
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Pacific sharks disappearing into soup, study says

Pacific stocks of the oceanic whitetip shark, a favourite of fin soup enthusiasts, sank by as much as 17 percent a year between 1995 and 2010 despite catch and finning limits, a study said Wednesday.

Nov 01, 2012
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3Qs: The ethics of species 'de-extinction'

Scientists are closing in on the capacity to clone extinct species using biotechnology and DNA samples from the ancient past, a process that is called "de-extinction." The prospect of bringing back extinct ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Extinction fears shadow global conservation forum

The world's largest conservation forum opened in South Korea Thursday with warnings that reckless development was ruining the planet's natural health, pushing thousands of species towards extinction.

Sep 06, 2012
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