Monthly Blog Archives: December 2013

More of what’s ‘new’ in the natural world – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News | Largest English Daily In Borneo

Chirping news   A 28-month cricket and grasshopper study of a vacant lot in Singapore disclosed 18 species of grasshoppers and 36 species of crickets and katydids. The plant life revealed 45 species with only 16 per cent of those native to Singapore. The paper stated that grasslands are important for birds, butterflies and dragonflies. The monograph also suggested that native species of grass should be encouraged in urban areas.   Future planning   It […]

A Scientists New Job: Keeping The Polar Bears Plight Public / ideastream – Northeast Ohio Public Radio, Television and Multiple Media

Global warming is pushing species like the polar bear to the brink of extinction. Its not a typical conservation problem, so one government biologist discovered the best way he could help save the great white bears was to quit his job.The Endangered Species Act, which turns 40 on Saturday, helped bring back iconic species such as the wolf, grizzly bear and bald eagle, after hunting, trapping and pesticides almost wiped those animals out.But a very […]

New Tapir Species Discovered in the Amazon | Environment News Service

BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerais, Brazil, December 24, 2013 (ENS) – A new species of tapir, a mammal considered to be endangered or vulnerable, has been identified by scientists in the Amazon rainforest in parts of Brazil and Colombia. It is the smallest of the five known species of living tapirs. It is the first tapir discovery since 1865 and the first time in 100 years that a new species has been found in the order […]

Fish Found: The Greatest Conservation Success Story of 2013? | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

Seven months ago things looked pretty bleak for the Mangarahara cichlid (Ptychochromis insolitus). The only habitat for this rare Madagascar fish species had been destroyed and the cichlid was down to its last three known individuals, all of which were males. In a last-ditch effort to save the species from extinction, conservationists at the London Zoo Aquarium and Berlin Zoo put out a worldwide call to private aquarium owners, fish collectors and hobbyists in hopes […]

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