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Bee-mimicking clearwing moth buzzes back to life after 130 years

An entomologist from the University of Gdansk in Poland has rediscovered a striking blue-and-white species of clearwing moth known only from a single faded and damaged museum specimen collected ...

Thu 14 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Hope for one of the world's rarest primates: First census of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey

A team of WCS scientists recently completed the first-ever range-wide population census of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii) an endangered primate found only on the Zanzibar ...

Thu 14 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers shine a spotlight on illegal wild orchid trade

Large-scale commercial trade of wild orchids is a pressing, but little-recognised conservation problem, according to researchers. Orchids are one of the largest families of flower plants in ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Monkey study shows a path to monitoring endangered species

A Brazilian-American research group has just published an unusual study outlining data needs for monitoring the survival of monkeys called muriquis that live in patches of forest in Brazil.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists urge endangered listing for cheetahs

A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa supported by the National Geographic Society reveals the dire state of one of the planet's most iconic big cats. In a study ...

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Native fish species at risk following water removal from the Colorado River

Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water ...

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Nomadic birds in danger after spate of wildfires in key wetland

The Hutovo Blato wetland in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered its latest severe fire in October, and may vanish within decades - threatening many bird species

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Newscientist

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Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

Sun 10 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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How do you track a secretive hawk? Follow the isotopes

University of Cincinnati professor Brooke Crowley wanted to know the hunting range of the Henst's goshawk, a large forest-dwelling bird of prey that ambushes small animals.

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Dolphin and bear studies pave the way to improved population forecasting

A new article by a UNSW Sydney-led team challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes, and provides a better approach ...

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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