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December 10, 2020

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Silky Sharks Find Hope in Atlantic, Remain Targets in Indo-Pacific

New research shows that conservation efforts in the Atlantic Ocean may be working for one of the most popular -- and endangered -- species that ends up in the global shark fin ...
With the help of newly discovered skulls and skeletons that were unearthed in North America, Brazil, Argentina, and ...

Coral Recovery During a Prolonged Heatwave Offers New Hope

Biologists have discovered how some corals managed to survive a globally unprecedented heatwave, in a first-ever study that provides new hope for the long-term survival of coral reefs in the face of ...

Climate Change Exacerbates Biodiversity Loss

A considerable number of existing and proposed post-2020 biodiversity targets are at risk of being severely compromised due to climate change, even if other barriers such as habitat exploitation are ...
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The Use of Wild Mammals in Traditional Medicine

Investigators identified 565 mammalian species that have been used to source products used in traditional medicine around the world, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin ...

It's Not Too Late to Save 102 Species at Risk of Extinction

The Fraser River estuary in British Columbia is home to 102 species at risk of extinction. A new study says it's not too late to save these species if action is taken ...

Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Protect Species

Demystifying traditional Chinese medicine for conservationists could be the key to better protecting endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhino, according to researchers. Efforts to shift ...

In Fire-Prone West, Plants Need Their Pollinators -- And Vice Versa

A new study grounded in the northern Rockies explores the role of wildfire in the finely tuned dance between plants and their pollinators. Previous studies have looked at how fire affects plants, or ...

A New Species of Rare Phylum Loricifera Discovered in the Deep-Sea Surrounding Japan

The Loricifera is a microscopic, sediment-dwelling marine invertebrate, with a head covered in over 200 spines and an abdomen with a protective shell - known as a lorica. Since it was first ...

Secrets of the 'Lost Crops' Revealed Where Bison Roam

Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed North America in vast herds, ancient people might have looked past the little barley that grew under those ...

Big Cats and Small Dogs: Solving the Mystery of Canine Distemper in Wild Tigers

Canine distemper virus (CDV) causes a serious disease in domestic dogs, and also infects other carnivores, including threatened species like the Amur tiger. It is often assumed that domestic dogs are ...

Scientists Organize to Tackle Crisis of Coral Bleaching

An international consortium of scientists has created the first-ever common framework for increasing comparability of research findings on coral ...

Changes in Fire Activity Are Threatening More Than 4,400 Species Globally

More than 4,400 species across the globe are at risk from extinction because of changes in fire activity says a new ...

Greater Glider Species Triple

Researchers analyzed the genetic make-up of the greater glider -- a possum-sized marsupial that can glide up to 100 meters. The team confirmed a long-held theory that the greater glider is actually ...

New Report Projects Severe Coral Bleaching Globally in This Century

The United Nations recently released a new report projecting future coral reef bleaching ...

First Map of Bee Species Around the Globe

There are over 20,000 species of bee, but accurate data about how these species are spread across the globe are sparse. However, researchers have now created a map of bee diversity by combining the ...

Blue Whales Return to Sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia After Near Local Extinction

Scientists have revealed the return of critically endangered Antarctic blue whales to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, 50 years after whaling all but wiped them out. The new study follows ...

Cichlid Fishes from African Lake Tanganyika Shed Light on How Organismal Diversity Arises

Lake Tanganyika in Africa is a true hotspot of organismal diversity. Approximately 240 species of cichlid fishes have evolved in this lake in less than 10 million years. A research team has ...

Vertebrate Biodiversity: A Glimmer of Hope

A team of biologists found that the picture of dramatically declining vertebrate populations of all kinds is driven by a small number of outlier populations whose numbers are dropping at extreme ...

New Analysis Refutes Claim That Dinosaurs Were in Decline Before Asteroid Hit

New research suggests that dinosaurs were not in decline before the asteroid hit. The study contradicts previous theories and concludes that had the impact not occurred dinosaurs might have continued ...

Henderson Island Fossils Reveal New Polynesian Sandpiper Species

Fossil bones collected in the early 1990s on Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Group, have revealed a new species of Polynesian sandpiper. The Henderson Sandpiper, a small wading bird that has ...

Deafening Insects Mask True Biodiversity Assessed Via Acoustic Surveys in Japan

Ecologists have been using recordings of animal noises to assess biodiversity in sub-tropical Japan. The team assessed how effective these acoustic surveys were for pinpointing Okinawa's wild ...

Applying Environmental Genomics to Coral Conservation

Coral reefs are extremely sensitive to temperature, making them particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. But some corals seem able to adapt. Researchers studied a reef in New ...

Largest Set of Mammalian Genomes Reveals Species at Risk of Extinction

Researchers have released the whole genomes of more than 80 percent of all mammalian families, spanning almost 110 million years of evolution. The dataset includes genomes from more than 120 species ...

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