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Bristly tongue helps bats grab nectar

The hairy bristles on the tongue of a particular bat that feeds on nectar help it draw up the sweet liquid. Now the precise way in whic…

Started by A Former Member

2 May 13, 2013
Reply by Joan Denoo

Aquarium launches desperate search to save a species down to 3 individuals

Aquarists at ZSL London Zoo have launched a worldwide appeal to find a female mate for a fish species that is believed to have gone extin…

Started by A Former Member

0 May 12, 2013

Rhinos now extinct in Mozambique: experts

Speechless. -- Dallas JOHANNESBURG — Mozambique’s rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Recon…

Started by A Former Member

0 May 12, 2013

Climate Change poised to wipe out Painted turtles

Painted turtles set to become all-female The wild painted turtles I enjoyed watching as a child will be gone. Males don't stand a chance in…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 12, 2013
Reply by Steph S.

Conserving our bees

The title of this article, and the similar title of the IBRA conference held in London, reflects a growing awareness and interest in the d…

Started by Steph S.

4 Apr 30, 2013
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Singing Humpback Whales Tracked On Northwest Atlantic Feeding Ground

Apr. 29, 2013 — Male humpback whales sing complex songs in tropical waters during the winter breeding season, but they also sing at higher…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 30, 2013

Manatees Dying in Record Numbers from Red Tide

2013 is shaping up to be a particularly deadly year for the endangered Florida manatee, whose population is estimated at around 5,000 anima…

Started by A Former Member

6 Apr 19, 2013
Reply by Steph S.

Resurgence of Endangered Deer in Patagonian ‘Eden’ Highlights Conservation Success

Apr. 16, 2013 — The Huemul, a species of deer found only in the Latin American region of Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of pos…

Started by Steph S.

1 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Joan Denoo

Exctinction Debt

Today's biodiversity is the result of the environment decades ago. We're underestimating the cost to wildlife of today's environmental dest…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Apr 15, 2013
Reply by Steph S.

17 Year Cicadas Brood II

I love Cicadas.  When I was a child, we had contests to see who could collect the most Cicada shells.  I usually won.  It seems these Cicad…

Started by Lillie

1 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Lillie


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