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India's endangered lion numbers increase

Wildlife experts welcomed Monday census figures showing India's population of endangered Asiatic lions has increased in the last five years in the western state of Gujarat.

dateMay 11, 2015 in Ecology
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Study helps prevent rhino deaths during relocation

Wildlife experts lose one to two black rhinoceros each year from anesthesia complications when they capture and relocate the animals. That's 1 to 2 percent of the black rhinos that are moved annually, but ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Ecology
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Nesting turtle numbers fall in South Asia

Conservationists have expressed alarm over the low number of turtles arriving on the coast of east India and Bangladesh for the nesting season, blaming overfishing and climate change for the decline.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Ecology
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Madagascar lemurs top endangered primates list

In the hit cartoon film "Madagascar", the island's lemurs are a lovable bunch of extroverts, but they are also among the world's most threatened primates, conservationists warned on Monday.

dateOct 15, 2012 in Ecology
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Scientists urge Britain to cancel badger cull

British wildlife experts on Sunday condemned a plan to cull thousands of badgers in the UK in a bid to fight bovine tuberculosis, saying that killing the animals could worsen the problem it aims to solve.

dateOct 14, 2012 in Ecology
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Stricken New Zealand cargo ship breaks up

A cargo ship that caused New Zealand's worst maritime pollution disaster when it ran aground three months ago broke in two in a storm on Sunday, raising fears of a fresh environmental crisis.

dateJan 08, 2012 in Environment
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New Zealand's lost penguin heads home

Fattened up on a diet of "fish milkshakes" and escorted by his own personal veterinary team, the world's most famous penguin, Happy Feet, sets sail Monday for the icy waters he calls home.

dateAug 28, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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