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Windows killing 22 million birds in Canada


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) As many as 22 million birds are killed in Canada every year after colliding with glass windows, vastly depleting their numbers, a study says.Objects as seemingly ... Read more...

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Loss of predators tied with deforestation


April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The unbridled growth of moose, deer and other herbivore populations is contributing to deforestation thanks to the loss of predators such as wolves.This loss has allowed ... Read more...

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‘Newest’ cat Sunda leopard has two distinct species


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): The 'newest' cat species-the Sunda clouded leopard-exists in reality in two distinct forms, scientists have confirmed.This big cat is so enigmatic that researchers only realised it was a ... Read more...

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Rarest otter discovered in Borneo


July 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): The world's rarest otter has been rediscovered in Borneo when a single animal tripped an automatic camera placed by conservationists.The hairy-nosed otter was clicked in the Deramakot Forest ... Read more...

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Clouded leopard caught on camera for the first time


February 11th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Sundaland clouded leopard, a recently described new species of big cat, has been caught on camera for the first time ever.According to BBC ... Read more...

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Chimps help their own, but only on request


October 15th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Chimps tend to help their own, without expecting direct gain or reciprocation, but only on request, say scientists. Shinya Yamamoto and colleagues at the Primate Research Institute (PRI) and ... Read more...

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Leopards can be fussy about where they live


October 10th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): In a new survey, scientists have found that leopards can be particularly fussy about where they live, actively avoiding certain areas.The survey was carried out by scientists from ... Read more...

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Python helps nab thieves who stole it


June 26th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (DPA) Thieves who stole a 2-metre python from a west-coast Australian wildlife research centre earlier this week were undone by the snake itself, news reports said Friday. The snake was ... Read more...

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First live rhino birth from artificial insemination with frozen-thawed semen


November 14th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A female rhinoceros has successfully given birth to a healthy offspring after being artificially inseminated (AI) with frozen and thawed semen, say German researchers.Experts at the ... Read more...

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Global warming may not be causing massive decline of amphibians


November 13th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Biologists have determined that the evidence of global warming causing the worldwide declines of amphibians may not be as conclusive as previously thought.Studies suggest that more than ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh sanctuary to get Asiatic lions from Hyderabad


June 25th, 2008 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, June 25 (IANS) A sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh that has been identified as an alternative habitat for the endangered Asiatic lion is to soon to get the first of ... Read more...

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Using bats to help tropical reforestation


April 29th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (IANS) German scientists have hit upon a novel yet cost-effective idea to revive reforestation in the tropics - by using bats as seed dispersers. They have designed bat roosts ... Read more...

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Why fruit-eating bats gorge on veggies inedible parts


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists have often wondered why the green parts of vegetables that contain secondary plant compounds dont have a detrimental effect on fruit-eating pregnant or lactating bats, especially ... Read more...

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Fake concrete bat roosts will help in reclaiming tropical forests


April 21st, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
London, April 21 (ANI): Ecologists have placed fake concrete bat roosts in deforested areas in Costa Rica, in an effort to reclaim tropical forests.According to a report in New Scientist, Detlev ... Read more...

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