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Predator Defenses Backfired: Poisonous Frogs Face Higher Risk Of Extinction, Researchers Say 

By Samantha Mathewson | October 20, 2015 Sometimes, being the most poisonous in the bunch isn’t the best defense, it seems. In order to escape predation, many species have evolved to use special defenses that include camouflaging themselves, mimicking other species or using chemicals. For some amphibians that use toxins to protect themselves, the self-defense plan has backfired. Researchers from the University of Liverpool recently discovered that this predatory defense puts animals such …

Feds release final bull trout recovery plan; critics label it ‘extinction plan’

By David Erickson | September 30, 2015 Decades in the making, and debating, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its final bull trout recovery plan this week, outlining the conservation actions needed for the species to recover from its precipitous decline. Bull trout, a cold-water fish species that is highly susceptible to warming waters and habitat destruction, were once abundant in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada. Their numbers plummeted in the last 50 years …

UWA to restock wildlife reserves with black rhinoceros

… Wildlife and Antiquities said that the country has embarked on the formulation and implementation of species-specific national conservation plans for rare, threatened, endemic, endangered and extinct species. Some of these strategies include the Shoebil and the Crested Crane Action plan. She pointed out that last year the cabinet approved the Uganda Wildlife Policy, to sustainably manage and develop wildlife resources and healthy ecosystems in Uganda. Mutagamba noted that although the tourism …

Plan to save at-risk species called a high priority by Iranian official

By Radio Zamaneh | August 24, 2015 plan to save at-risk species called a high priority by Iranian official Seventy-six animal species including mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish are under threat of extinction, according to Iran’s Department of the Environment.  The department’s director of Biodiversity and Wildlife told ISNA on Sunday August 23 that 30 of those species are now high priority and “an action plan to save them has been prepared or is under preparation”. …

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