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Big or small, cats find themselves in the line of fire | The National

… our role in climate change. I was reminded of this issue while writing about a baby gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda. These gentle giants have almost died off because of poaching and the destruction of their homes. With fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, you realise how precious each new baby is. I suggested calling one of the babies Noor, meaning light or spirit, because each name should reflect our hope for these furry creatures. It is extremely depressing to read the list of …

Amphibian discovery illuminates Myanmar’s ‘hidden biodiversity’ | The Japan Times

… habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, as well as commercial exploitation. Describing their find in the latest issue of a Thai scholarly journal, the Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, the taxonomists from Kyoto University and the Kunming Institute of Zoology named the new species Tylototriton shanorum, dedicating its scientific name to the people of Shan State. “Effective management for the protection of this new narrow-ranged species must be taken into action urgently,” …

10 new prehistoric rodent species found in John Day Basin | News – Home

From KTVZ.COM news sources | May 26, 2015 Early beavers to primitive pocket mouse help fill gaps KIMBERLY, Ore. -Paleontologists announced Tuesday the discovery of 10 new prehistoric rodent species found at the National Park Service John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and nearby public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.   As reported in the current issue of the Annals of Carnegie Museum, Dr. Joshua Samuels (John Day Fossil Beds National Monument) and Dr. William …

From fins to legs to fins again | Earth | EarthSky

… department of paleobiology. Kelley told NPR: They followed their stomachs into the ocean. Kelley is the lead author of a new scientific review by scientists at the Smithsonian who have synthesized decades of scientific findings regarding the changes that these land species underwent in order to thrive in the marine environment. The study results are published in the April 17 issue of the journal Science. Marine tetrapods represent a diverse group of living and extinct species of mammals, …

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