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Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife

The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news follows in the wake of a report from the United Nations earlier this year that more ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

Some countries are seeking extra protection while others want to re-open ivory markets at key trade meeting in Geneva.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from BBC News

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'Finding Dory' did not increase demand for pet fish, despite viral media stories

If a piece of information is repeated often enough, it will eventually be believed, even if there is no evidence for it. One example of this features the friendly clownfish Nemo and his side-kick ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Rare antelopes and black cats

Tanzania is home to an elusive antelope species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. According to the Red List, it can be classified as endangered. The first photograph of one of ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Research bias may leave some primates at risk

Recent primate research has had a heavy focus on a few charismatic species and nationally protected parks and forests, leaving some lesser known primates and their habitats at risk, according ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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DNA tests of UK waters could help catch invasive species early

A team of scientists from the University of Southampton, Bangor University and the National Oceanography Centre have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Asian longhorned beetle larvae eat plant tissues that their parents cannot

Despite the buzz in recent years about other invasive insects that pose an even larger threat to agriculture and trees—such as the spotted lanternfly, the stink bug and the emerald ash borer—Penn ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Trump administration re-authorizes 'cyanide bombs' to kill wildlife

US President Donald Trump's administration has re-authorized the use of controversial poison traps known as "cyanide bombs" to kill wild foxes, coyotes and feral dogs despite overwhelming opposition ...

Fri 9 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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An 88 percent decline in large freshwater animals

Rivers and lakes cover just about one percent of Earth's surface, but are home to one third of all vertebrate species worldwide. At the same time, freshwater life is highly threatened. Scientists ...

Thu 8 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Watch: California’s Only Known Wolf Pack Has Three New Pups

California’s only known wolf pack has at least three new pups, according to a report by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Trail cameras recently captured ...

Sun 11 Aug 19 from Geek.com

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