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Some of the World’s Poorest People Are Bearing the Costs of Tropical Forest Conservation

Researchers from Bangor University in the UK and the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar show that new conservation restrictions in Madagascar bring very significant costs to local people. In their paper published in PeerJ – the Journal of...
29-Jun-2018 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sea Turtles Use Flippers to Manipulate Food

Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion, a discovery by Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers published today in PeerJ.
27-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Turkey-Sized Dinosaur From Australia Preserved in an Ancient Log-Jam

The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. The fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into the diversity of the small, bipedal...
10-Jan-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Water Extraction in the Colorado River Places Native Species at Risk of Extinction

Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water loss on the ecology and fisheries of the...
7-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists Urge Endangered Listing for Cheetahs

In a study published today in the open-access journal PeerJ, researchers present evidence that low cheetah population estimates in southern Africa support a call to list the cheetah as “Endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of...
11-Dec-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Map the Illegal Use of Natural Resources in the Protected Brazilian Amazon

New research published in the open access peer-reviewed journal PeerJ uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region’s protected area...
6-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ancient Petrified Salamander Reveals Its Last Meal

A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones. Organs preserved in three dimensions include the lung, nerves, gut, and within it, the last meal of...
3-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Woolly Rhino Neck Ribs Provide Clues About Their Decline and Eventual Extinction

Researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden examined woolly rhino and modern rhino neck vertebrae from several European and American museum collections and noticed that the remains of woolly rhinos from the North Sea often possess a...
25-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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