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Failing protection of Africa’s national parks

For years, biologists in Africa have known that large mammals – including antelopes and their predators - were... Read More

Eastern Africa and biodiversity

Overview of resources     Nectophrynoidesvivparus is one of the few frogs that give... Read More

Huge Population Of Endangered Asian Elephants Living In Malaysian Park

New data released by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP)... Read More

Can feces save the species?

Sniffing dogs help monitor and protect threatened animals in Brazil Arlington, Virginia (May 12, 2008) – It’s a tough... Read More


Biome Definition What are biomes? There is no universal definition of biomes. But biome definition in biology of different... Read More

Rare Plant From Dinosaur Age

A relic plant that once co-existed with dinosaurs has taken up residence in the University of Wisconsin-Madison botany... Read More

Frozen hair holds secrets of Yellowstone grizzlies

BOZEMAN -- Locks of hair from more than 400 grizzly bears are stored at Montana State University, waiting to tell the tale... Read More

Living With Lions: How Livestock Owners Manage

There are many historical stories of shepherds and travellers encountering lions, for example the Old Testament contains... Read More

National Park

A tract of land declared by the national government to be public property.Areas of land that are earmarked for environmental... Read More

Mouse Study Trumpets New Way To Preserve Species

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- In a popular Dr. Seuss book, Horton the elephant is tricked into hatching a bird's egg. Now, in a... Read More

DOE JGI finishes 100th microbial genome

Microbes, thriving in even the world's most extreme environments, are capable of performing myriad biological functions,... Read More

Wild Tigers Need Cat Food

A landmark study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says tigers living in one of... Read More

Professor hopes to help high elevation pines grow

July 20, 2009 -- Thread-like fungi that grow in soils at high elevations may play an important role in restoring whitebark... Read More

Beaver Dams Create Healthy Downstream Ecosystems

Beavers, long known for their beneficial effects on the environment near their dams, are also critical to maintaining... Read More

Are Fires More Important Than Rain For The Savannah Ecosystem?

Natural grass fires are evidently more important for the ecology of savannahs than has previously been assumed. This is... Read More

One Of The World’s Rarest Rabbits Spotted In Sumatra

Hippity, hoppity…click! So went the latest appearance of one of the world’s rarest rabbits, captured on film by a... Read More

Scientists Map Soils on an Extinct American Volcano

Thousands of years after the lava cooled, soil scientists conduct sophisticated mapping of the resulting soil... Read More

Good gnus: Ruminating on conservation in Africa… ’til the cows come home

New book from WCS and IUCN looks at today's Africa, and how and where wildlife conservation can be a 'win win' land use of... Read More

Yellowstone Alga Found To Detoxify Arsenic

March 10, 2009 — Arsenic may be tough, but scientists have found a Yellowstone National Park alga that's tougher. The... Read More

Environmental Disaster in Southern Spain Compared With Cretaceous Mass Extinction

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have compared the disaster caused by the Aznalcóllar spillage in the... Read More

Hot springs microbes hold key to dating sedimentary rocks, researchers say

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists studying microbial communities and the growth of sedimentary rock at Mammoth Hot Springs in... Read More

Intravenous immune globulin in hereditary inclusion body myopathy: a pilot study

Intravenous immune globulin in hereditary inclusion body myopathy: a pilot study Susan Sparks1 ,2, Goran Rakocevic3, Galen... Read More

Ugandan monkeys harbor evidence of infection with unknown poxvirus

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers report this month that red colobus monkeys in a park in western Uganda have been exposed to an... Read More

Researchers determine why wolves not dispersing as fast as expected in Yellowstone

In 1995, 14 wolves were transferred to Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. from the Canadian Rocky Mountains, with 17... Read More

Chimpanzee study reveals genome variation ‘hot spots’

  A chimpanzee mother, Miff, and her infant, Moeza, sit together at Gombe Stream... Read More

More large forest fires linked to climate change

    The aftermath of the Aspen Fire, a large and severe forest fire that occurred in... Read More

Life Cycle Mapped Of Unique Organism In Extreme Environments

Microorganisms that thrive under extreme conditions, such as hot acid, not only can be used as a model for how life got... Read More


Definition noun, plural: alkaliphiles An organism that can live and thrive in an alkaline environment Supplement An... Read More

Proteins Strangle Cell During Division

December 2008 -- A Swedish research group has discovered a new mechanism for cell division in a microorganism found in... Read More

Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Allen Telescope Array Begins Scientific Observations

The Allen Telescope Array. (Credit: Image courtesy of SETI Institute) (Click image to... Read More

What Lurks Beneath the Swimming Spots

In the summertime, there's nothing more inviting than refreshing pools of water. Unfortunately, pools, ponds, rivers and... Read More

Conservation International and Toyota partner to protect Philippines’ rain forests

Initiative demonstrates strong tie between conservation and community development Manila, Philippines - Conservation... Read More

Winning by a neck — Giraffes avoid competing with shorter browsers

The giraffe's elongated neck has long been used in textbooks as an illustration of evolution by natural selection, but... Read More

Thermus aquaticus

Definition Noun A gram-negative thermophilic bacterium involved in the process known as the polymerase chain reaction, a... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

"We are the champions" – the new birdie song

It's not just football supporters who join together in a rousing chorus to celebrate a victory. Winning a fight also appears... Read More

Anatolian leopard

The Anatolian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana) was once described as a distinct subspecies of leopard native to Anatolia... Read More

Hunting Martian Fossils Best Bet For Locating Mars Life, Says Researcher

Feb. 19, 2007 — Hunting for traces of life on Mars calls for two radically different strategies, says Arizona State... Read More

Museums must play a bigger role in conservation

Museums, zoos, botanic gardens must play a bigger role in conservation, says Science essay Field Museum experts call for... Read More

New marine protected area to safeguard world’s largest fish

Majority share of Belizean Island purchased for local communities July 17, 2003 (Washington, DC) – Conservation... Read More