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Intense industrial fishing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:46 EST ~ A new study examines how China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management elsewhere Find out more...

Global threat to primates concerns us all

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:37:57 EST ~ In cooperation with an international team of experts, scientists demand immediate measures to protect primates. Find out more...

International effort announced to try to save the world's most endangered marine mammal

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:22:50 EST ~ An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA). The plan involves relocating some of the remaining vaquitas to a temporary sanctuary, while crucial efforts aimed at eliminating illegal fishing and removing gillnets from their environment continue. Find out more...

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:56:26 EST ~ Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay changed its nutrition guidelines of these pinnipeds as well as the structure of the coastal trophic network, according to new research. Find out more...

Signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:59:03 EST ~ Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico. Find out more...

Tigers could roam again in Central Asia, scientists say

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:38:26 EST ~ Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived, roamed through much of Central Asia before they were designated as extinct in the middle of the 20th century. But there is a chance that tigers using a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the Caspian could be restored to Central Asia, say experts. Find out more...

How to be winner in the game of evolution

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:44:51 EST ~ A new study helps explain why different groups of animals differ dramatically in their number of species, and how this is related to differences in their body forms and ways of life. Find out more...

Research helps protect loggerhead turtles

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:54:45 EST ~ A long-running research and conservation project is helping save an at-risk species of turtle, report scientists. Find out more...

Ice Age 'skeleton crew' offers insights for todays endangered species

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:10:54 EST ~ The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a new study. Find out more...

Why do killer whales go through menopause? Mother-daughter conflict is key

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:01:37 EST ~ Killer whales are one of only three species that are known to go through menopause, surviving long after they've stopped reproducing. Those older females play an essential role in helping their younger family members to find food and survive even in lean times. But, researchers report in a new study, the reason older females stop reproducing has more to do with conflict between mothers and their daughters than it does with cooperation. Find out more...