Ecology News


'Dementor' wasp among 139 new species

The 'Dementor' wasp named after the Harry Potter creature is just one of many new species discovered in the Greater Mekong.

Wed 27 May 15 from BBC News

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Pangolin trade study highlights the need for urgent reforms to CITES

New research by conservationists at the University of Kent suggests that in order to manage trade-threatened species more effectively the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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One Chameleon, Eleven Chameleons: Genetics Reveal Cryptic Species in Madagascar's Panther Chameleon

Perhaps the most common way that we tell different species apart is by looks. Different colors often mean deep-rooted differences, but in some species, color is a fluid concept. Take the chameleons: ...

21 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Black Rhino Killed in Controversial Hunt

Corey Knowlton shot the black rhino in Namibia he paid $350,000 hunt and kill. Continue reading ?

Wed 20 May 15 from Discovery.com

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Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon....

Fri 22 May 15 from AP

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Wild 'teddy bear' of Louisiana no longer endangered

The Louisiana black bear, which inspired the popular stuffed animals known as teddy bears, is no longer an endangered species, US officials said Wednesday.

Wed 20 May 15 from Phys.org

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British invasion of the harlequin ladybird threatens other species

The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe as a way to limit the population of small sap-sucking insects called aphids.

Wed 20 May 15 from Phys.org

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Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?

Many of the world's largest herbivores—including several species of elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and gorillas—are in danger of becoming extinct. And if current trends continue, the ...

Fri 15 May 15 from Phys.org

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Iconic Indian fish on the brink of extinction

The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world's most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists from Bournemouth University in the UK and St. Albert's College ...

Thu 14 May 15 from Phys.org

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Study uncovers why songbirds vary in time devoted to warming eggs

The amount of time and effort songbirds spend warming their eggs directly correlates to their own survival probability and that of their eggs, according to a study by University of Montana researchers ...

Wed 13 May 15 from Phys.org

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