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'Rip Van Winkle' plants hide underground for up to 20 years

Scores of plant species are capable of living dormant under the soil for up to 20 years, enabling them to survive through difficult times, a new study has found.

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Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts, study finds

The scientific models that ecologists and conservation biologists rely on to determine which species and habitats to protect lack critical information to help them make effective decisions, ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from

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Bat that helps make tequila gets off endangered species list

Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the federal endangered ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from

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Researchers study how well greater sage grouse habitat protects other species

Researchers in the University of Wyoming's Department of Zoology and Physiology and Program in Ecology discovered that size does matter—as it pertains to the effectiveness of secondary species' ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from

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Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.

Wed 18 Apr 18 from BBC News

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Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from

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Global warming is mixing up nature's dinner time, study says

Global warming is screwing up nature's intricately timed dinner hour, often making hungry critters and those on the menu show up at much different times, a new study shows.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from

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You’ve Probably Never Heard of the Most-Trafficked Mammal in the World

Poaching isn’t limited to big-game animals: The adorable pangolin are the most-trafficked mammals in the world. And you’ve probably never heard of them. The apparent love child of ...

Fri 13 Apr 18 from

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Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'

A new study shows that some species may become victims of their own prestige.

Fri 13 Apr 18 from BBC News

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Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened.

Fri 13 Apr 18 from

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