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UAE asks people to vote for seven wonders contest


August 25th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has asked its people to vote for the country's Bu Tinah island, which has been short-listed as one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Shark sanctuary declared in eastern Indonesia


November 17th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by BNO News
RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) - Misool Eco Resort and Shark Savers on Tuesday announced that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Research shows similarities between marine and terrestrial ecosystems


November 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers, who examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States, as well as sharks and dugongs in Australia, have concluded in a recent study that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turtle, Dugongs ‘at risk due to climate change’


October 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, is under immense pressure due to climate change from human actions such as fishing, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UAE to host Dugong conservation meet


September 26th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 26 (IANS/WAM) Marine experts from across the globe will meet here Oct 4-6 to discuss the conservation of the Dugong, it was announced Sunday. Experts from the UN Environment Programme ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Emirati island aims to be among new wonders of nature


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS/WAM) Bu Tinah island in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is aiming to be among the world's new seven wonders of nature. Bu Tinah, located around 130 km from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Will growing seagrass beds bring back rare sea cows to Chilika?


March 1st, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Chilika (Orissa), March 1 (IANS) Wild life experts are hoping the highly endangered dugong or sea cow could again come visiting Orissa's Chilika Lake, thanks to the expanding beds ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Was early elephant an amphibian?


April 21st, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Scientists studying two very ancient elephants surmised that they were probably semi-aquatic mammals, eating freshwater plants. "Molecular data from modern elephants share a common ancestry with the sirenians ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cabinet approves MoU on conservation and management of Dugongs


April 11th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to India joining the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the conservation and management of Dugongs and their habitats throughout ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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