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Cost-effective conservation helps species bounce back

From phys.org | July 8, 2015 Researchers have developed a way to help ecosystems bounce back after human disturbances such as shipping, oil exploration or fishing, and have applied it to a coral reef fish species. The method helps conservation managers create a cost-effective plan to bring species back from the brink of extinction in a local area, by building connections with the same species in nearby locations. “The world is subject to nasty surprises, and this work for the first time …

Jurassic bark : Nature Plants

From www.nature.com | July 7, 2015 The subject of extinction and de-extinction are much in the news at the moment, but discussions tend to focus on the loss or resurrection of charismatic animals like tigers or tyrannosaurs. Where is the talk of the plant species that have been lost and that might be worth bringing back? Last month saw Jurassic World break box office records across the globe. Like the previous three films in the franchise it wonders what it would be like for humans to walk with …

Cute new arrivals proving a hit at wildlife park – Press and Journal

… while a second bison calf was born on May 19. The calves were born to mothers Glen Doll and Glen Clova, whilst the wild horse foal was born to Val. Both species had become extinct and have become the subject of successful reintroduction programmes back into the wild. Douglas Richardson, head of animal collections at the park, said: “Because of our specialisation in cold weather adapted animals, the vast majority of births within the park occur in spring and early summer. “The seasonal …

Jurassic Park in real life: The race to modify the DNA of endangered animals and resurrect extinct ones – Science – News – The Independent

… Jurassic Park was first published. It has now matured into a quasi-serious science and has even been the subject of its own TEDx conference. Of course, no-one is talking about bringing back dinosaurs – their DNA is lost for good – but some scientists are proposing to resurrect a range of other, more-recently extinct species such as the passenger pigeon and the gastric-brooding frog, both lost within living memory. There are quite a few animals that have become extinct relatively recently …

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