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Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned

A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Not weeds

OK. These knotweeds really are weeds TO JUDGE by some of the headlines, you might think they were triffids. Even the term employed for them, "invasive", has pejorative military overtones. ...

20 hours ago from The Economist

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Threatened felids are understudied by researchers, according to report

Almost half of the 36 species of felids that live in the wild in the world are at threat, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Yet the lack of studies regarding their ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Report: Diversity of New England plant life threatened

From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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China's Endangered 'Magic Rabbit' Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years

In remote northwest China, the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains provide the last holdout for the Ili pika, a tiny rabbit relative with a shrinking habitat. The Ili pika…

17 hours ago from Popular Science

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Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations

A two-year study of farms in West Sussex and Hampshire found that England's most common bumblebee species saw significant population growth where targeted, bee-friendly planting schemes were ...

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Global summit in Botswana tackles illegal wildlife trade

Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Czechs deploy wild horses from Britain to save biodiversity

Twenty-five years ago it was a military zone where occupying Soviet troops held exercises. Today it's a sanctuary inhabited by wild animals that scientists hope will improve biodiversity among ...

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Turtle extinction event bodes ill for our waterways

A number of distressed and dead turtles were found by canoeists in the Bellinger River on the north coast of New South Wales on Wednesday February 18 this year. At that time, it was reported ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Elusive mouse edges close to extinction

A University of Queensland researcher who has caught the endangered northern hopping mouse on camera for the first time believes the tiny mammal could be closer to the brink of extinction than ...

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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