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Brother of Hibiscus is found alive and well on Maui

Most people are familiar with Hibiscus flowers- they are an iconic symbol of tropical resorts worldwide where they are commonly planted in the landscape. Some, like Hawaii's State Flower- Hibiscus ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants

Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world's most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the ...

Wed 30 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Major turtle nesting beaches protected in 1 of the UK's far flung overseas territories

But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world's largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Asians eating scaly anteaters to extinction: conservationists

The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out of existence as its tasty meat is served up at banquets across Asia, conservationists said Tuesday.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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This brand-new kingfisher is critically endangered

A survey of birds has identified 361 new species that had previously been confused with known species, a quarter of which are considered threatened

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Newscientist

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Hundreds of animals disappear as humans multiply

'SIXTH EXTINCTION': As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans has declined by 45 per cent, say researchers.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from ABC Science

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A tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name

The Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome of anurans (frogs, tree-frogs, and toads) in the world. However, current levels of diversity might ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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No returning to Eden: Researchers explore how to restore species in a changing world

Reversing the increasing rate of global biodiversity losses may not be possible without embracing intensive, and sometimes controversial, forms of threatened species management, according to ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Study indicates large raptors in Africa used for bushmeat

Bushmeat, the use of native animal species for food or commercial food sale, has been heavily documented to be a significant factor in the decline of many species of primates and other mammals. ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists use DNA analysis to prevent extinction of only native rabbit in Maine and New Hampshire

Scientists with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station are working to restore New Hampshire and Maine's only native rabbit after new research based on genetic monitoring has found that in the ...

Wed 23 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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