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Extinction mugshots: ‘See this? This is gone’ – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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New species of gibbon discovered in China – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Scientists have discovered a new species of gibbon living in south-west China’s rainforests. Although scientists had been studying the primate for some time, new research has revealed it is in fact a different species. It has been named the Skywalker hoolock gibbon by its discoverers, who are Star Wars fans. The name is also a nod to the fact that the Chinese characters of its scientific name, Hoolock tianxing, mean…

Nature’s tradeoffs: brawn v. brains, looks v. loyalty – Phys.Org

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pangolins, porcupines and hedgehogs have needle-sharp quills or armour provide excellent protection against predators Biologists assessing the natural world sometimes sometimes sound like hard-nosed executives weighing the costs and benefits of an investment opportunity. Species, they reason, can’t be endowed with every possible trait. Instead, they get the ones that help them to survive and hand on their genes, even if this comes at a cost. Two studies…

Extinction mugshots: ‘See this? This is gone’ – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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Bumble Bee Species Is First In Continental U.S. To Be On Endangered List – Huffington Post

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“Today’s endangered species listing is the best — and probably last — hope for the recovery of the rusty patched bumble bee,” said Rebecca Riley, a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, in an email. “Bumble bees are dying off, vanishing from our farms, gardens, and parks, where they were once found in great numbers.”

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time. A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies sexual behaviour between a male Japanese macaque and female sika deer’, describes what is thought to be one of the first ever recorded instances of “reproductive interference” between two very different animals. Sex between animals of different kinds has been reported across a wide range of the animal…

Bumblebee listed as endangered species for first time – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

x Embed x Share No bumblebees equals no food. We should look into fixing this. USA TODAY The rusty patched bumble bee is the first bumble bee to be listed as an endangered species.(Photo: Christy Stewart, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) A bumblebee is now on the endangered species list for the first time in a “race against extinction,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. The agency placed the rusty…

Caribbean bats need 8 million years to recover from recent extinction waves – Phys.Org

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The evolution of birds on the Galápagos Islands, the cradle of Darwin’s theory of evolution, is a two-speed process. Most bird species are still diversifying, while the famous Darwin’s finches have already reached an equilibrium, …

Badlands National Park: 10 tips for your visit to the park – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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New species of ground beetle described from a 147-year-old specimen – Phys.Org

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

As many as twenty-four new species from Australian rainforests are added to the weevil genus Trigonopterus. Museum scientists Dr. Alexander Riedel, State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, Germany, and Rene Tanzler, Zoological …

North Dakota wildlife officials searching for group in connection to possible deer poaching – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Authorities in North Dakota said in a news release Thursday they were searching for a group of people in connection to a possible deer poaching caught on camera in the fall. Video obtained by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department shows the group pulling what looks like a whitetail deer out of the Cannonball River. The group then proceeds to drag the animal away and kill it. …

The 12 Best Books About Birds And Birding In 2016 – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This list will help you fulfill your New Year’s resolution to read (or read more) books — and you don’t even need to love birds to find something wonderful on this list Composite created by Bob O’Hara. You may recall that I was a judge for the 2016 Royal Society Insight Investment popular Science Book Prize. So in addition to my usual reading material (scientific research papers and a variety…

Let’s send home those ‘expat’ species. Starting with donkeys and rabbits – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

First, a confession. Many years ago, I worked as a press officer for a small national wildlife charity. I found this quite a challenging job at the time, not least because the creatures whose declining fortunes I was promoting were frogs and toads, and national news editors have far less interest in frogs and toads than you might imagine. For many years, while my peers in other wildlife charities garnered…

Adventures In Nature – Newscenter1.tv

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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These groups are stopping the sixth extinction — and they need your help – CNN

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

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Let’s send home those ‘expat’ species. Starting with donkeys and rabbits – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

First, a confession. Many years ago, I worked as a press officer for a small national wildlife charity. I found this quite a challenging job at the time, not least because the creatures whose declining fortunes I was promoting were frogs and toads, and national news editors have far less interest in frogs and toads than you might imagine. For many years, while my peers in other wildlife charities garnered…

The 12 Best Books About Birds And Birding In 2016 – Forbes

Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017

This list will help you fulfill your New Year’s resolution to read (or read more) books — and you don’t even need to love birds to find something wonderful on this list Composite created by Bob O’Hara. You may recall that I was a judge for the 2016 Royal Society Insight Investment popular Science Book Prize. So in addition to my usual reading material (scientific research papers and a variety…