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Newly established, a national park in Australia unveils a new plant species

A team of botanists from the US has named a new bush tomato species, based on collections made by their Australian colleagues, during government-funded surveys in a brand new national park.

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Scientists identify key locations for spread of Pin-tailed Whydahs

Invasive parasites are a biological oxymoron. And yet, they are in our backyards! A new study analyzes the case of a brood parasitic bird, the Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura), and its recent ...

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Taxonomy: swallow the costly medicine

Nature 546 600 doi: 10.1038/546600c

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Cambodia conservationists find rare cache of crocodile eggs

Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild.

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Has Harry Potter mania cursed Indonesia's owls?

Conservationists fear trend of selling wild-caught birds will hurt populations.

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Australian weevils are battling Australian trees in the Florida wetlands

When an introduced species gets out of control, is it ever a good idea to introduce yet another species to fight it? New research says yes, writes Andrew Masterson.

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Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States.

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Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

The Yellowstone grizzlies are about to be taken off the endangered species list - after they were first added more than 40 years ago.

10 hours ago from BBC News

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Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

Thu 22 Jun 17 from BBC News

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Crocodile Poaching Booms as Egypt Tourism Crumbles

Fri 23 Jun 17 from National Geographic

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