News tagged with wildlife

Bi-annual bat birthing helps Ebola persist

A bat-filled tree has been touted as the source of the on-going Ebola epidemic in Western Africa – now research from Massey University suggests that the twice yearly birthing of bats may also be responsible ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Tiger nations to set up anti-poaching network

Thirteen countries which are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers Friday agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight traffickers, concluding an anti-poaching conference ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Ecology
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1, 2, 3 octopuses: Divers conduct underwater census

(AP)—To check on the health of the giant Pacific octopus population in Puget Sound, an unusual census takes place every year. Volunteer divers, enlisted by the Seattle Aquarium, take to Washington's inland ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Ecology
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New methods can protect animals during relocation

As Arizona continues to see development into formerly rural areas, additional research is emerging to help protect wildlife species. Because the state is home to a dozen rattlesnake species, understanding ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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'Tiger heavyweight' Nepal hosts anti-poaching summit

Nepal's success in turning tiger-fearing villagers into their protectors has seen none of the endangered cats killed for almost three years, offering key lessons for an anti-poaching summit opening in Kathmandu ...

dateFeb 01, 2015 in Ecology
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A rare glimpse at the elusive saharan cheetah

Research by scientists and conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Zoological Society of London, and other groups published today in PLOS ONE shows that critically endangered Saharan cheeta ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Ecology
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