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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Using leeches to measure mammal biodiversity

In order to get a better grasp on the biodiversity of mammals in Sumatra, University of Delaware graduate student Sarah Weiskopf spent two weeks collecting leeches in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Hunting, birdwatching boosts conservation action

What inspires people to support conservation? As concerns grow about the sustainability of our modern society, this question becomes more important. A new study by researchers at Cornell University provides one simple answer: ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Ecology
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Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers

Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by 2022.

dateSep 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Manatees could lose their endangered species status

About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Ecology
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