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Mountain zebra back from the brink, says minister - BDlive

Sun, 2016-09-25 19:24

BDlive

Mountain zebra back from the brink, says minister
BDlive
The country has made proposals on mountain zebra and Natal ginger aiming to have them moved from appendix I — which is a list of animals and flora threatened with extinction and cannot be traded at all — to appendix II, which allows controlled ...

France's Colonial Tax Still Enforced for Africa. “Bleeding Africa and Feeding France” - Center for Research on Globalization

Sun, 2016-09-25 13:43

Center for Research on Globalization

France's Colonial Tax Still Enforced for Africa. “Bleeding Africa and Feeding France”
Center for Research on Globalization
In addition, they destroyed anything that couldn't be taken – destroying schools, nurseries, public administration buildings, cars, books, medicine, research institute instruments, tractors were crushed and sabotaged, animals killed and food in ...

UCD plant scientist named as Hughes Scholar - Davis Enterprise

Sat, 2016-09-24 17:48

Davis Enterprise

UCD plant scientist named as Hughes Scholar
Davis Enterprise
“This is great news and a well-deserved award for one of our star faculty members,” said Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, chair of the department of plant biology in UCD's College of Biological Sciences. “This unique award will empower Siobhan's group to take ...

Wildlife meet opens in S Africa aiming to save species - AsiaOne

Sat, 2016-09-24 13:40

The Guardian

Wildlife meet opens in S Africa aiming to save species
AsiaOne
JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of conservationists and top government officials went into talks in Johannesburg Saturday to thrash out international trade regulations on elephant ivory, rhino horn and hundreds of endangered wild animals and plants. The ...
Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meetingBBC News
Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animalsThe Guardian
The most important conservation event you've never heard of is about to startWashington Post
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South African scientists unveil first test-tube buffalo - TRT World

Sat, 2016-09-24 11:26

TRT World

South African scientists unveil first test-tube buffalo
TRT World
South African scientists have produced the first test-tube buffalo brought into the world by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), 40 years after the first human test-tube baby was born. Its name is Pumelelo and it was born on June 28, but was only unveiled to ...
South African scientists create world's firs ...TVC News
South African scientists unveil test-tube buffalo, plan IVF rhinoTimes LIVE

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Water Fund to Slake Cape Town's Thirst by Restoring Native Plants - http://www.newsgram.com/

Fri, 2016-09-23 04:34

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Water Fund to Slake Cape Town's Thirst by Restoring Native Plants
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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, September 23, 2016: Cape Town is planning to launch a new fund by the end of 2017 that will improve its water supply by restoring the native shrubland plants covering the region's watersheds and aquifers. ... in South Africa ...

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Phipps pairs African festival with tropical forest exhibit - Tribune-Review

Thu, 2016-09-22 23:06

Phipps pairs African festival with tropical forest exhibit
Tribune-Review
Families will have an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa without leaving Pittsburgh at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Tropical Forest Congo Festival this weekend. The fun will take place ... “This program is ...

Humanity left Africa in one big surge - Ars Technica

Thu, 2016-09-22 16:38

Ars Technica

Humanity left Africa in one big surge
Ars Technica
There has been considerable debate over whether this evidence points to gradual expansion followed by a big push or simply a stunted migration that was held up in the neighborhood of Africa, awaiting the technological or genetic changes that made ...
The most detailed look yet at how early humans left AfricaNew Scientist

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St. Louis researchers hope genetically modified crops can prevent ... - St. Louis Public Radio

Thu, 2016-09-22 10:34

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis researchers hope genetically modified crops can prevent ...
St. Louis Public Radio
Nigel Taylor, the principal investigator for the VIRCA project, checks the stems of cassava plants at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur.

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Nyala arrive from South Africa - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Thu, 2016-09-22 03:34

Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Nyala arrive from South Africa
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
“Wellington Zoo is working with other ZAA animal welfare accredited zoos in the region to ensure the Nyala will be able to contribute to the breeding programme,” says Animal Science Manager Simon Eyre. “While Nyala aren't endangered, ... “These Nyala ...

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The most detailed look yet at how early humans left Africa - New Scientist

Wed, 2016-09-21 17:03

New Scientist

The most detailed look yet at how early humans left Africa
New Scientist
All non-Africans living today can trace the vast majority of their ancestry to a group of pioneers who left Africa in a single wave, tens of thousands of years ago. We still don't know the exact timing of that migration, precisely where it began, nor ...
Want to know how many times ancient humans migrated out of Africa? Check their genesThe Verge

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World Leaders Commit to Act on Antimicrobial Resistance - Africa Science News Service

Wed, 2016-09-21 16:58

Washington Post

World Leaders Commit to Act on Antimicrobial Resistance
Africa Science News Service
For the first time, Heads of State committed to taking a broad, coordinated approach to address the root causes of AMR across multiple sectors, especially human health, animal health and agriculture. This is only the fourth time a health issue has been ...
When the drugs don't workIRINnews.org

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Water Fund to Slake Cape Town's Thirst by Restoring Native Plants - Voice of America

Tue, 2016-09-20 22:14

Water Fund to Slake Cape Town's Thirst by Restoring Native Plants
Voice of America
FILE - Workers clear a mountainside of alien plants near Cape Town, South Africa. Non-native plants have spread quickly across the country, bullying and killing ...

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Ivory trade debate resurfaces as southern Africa's elephants thrive - Yahoo News

Tue, 2016-09-20 14:11

Yahoo News

Ivory trade debate resurfaces as southern Africa's elephants thrive
Yahoo News
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's Kruger National Park is littered in places with the trunks of trees uprooted and stripped of bark by a surging population of elephants, a frequent sight in the reserve. ... The request to ...
Call to lift ivory ban as elephant numbers growSky News

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How Cats Conquered the World (and a Few Viking Ships) - Scientific ... - Scientific American

Tue, 2016-09-20 14:01

Scientific American

How Cats Conquered the World (and a Few Viking Ships) - Scientific ...
Scientific American
A large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts the domestication and global spread of house cats.

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Mosquito preference for human versus animal biting has genetic ... - Science Daily

Mon, 2016-09-19 19:10

Science Daily

Mosquito preference for human versus animal biting has genetic ...
Science Daily
Mosquitoes are more likely to feed on cattle than on humans if they carry a specific chromosomal rearrangement in their genome. This reduces their odds of ...

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'Wild Sex' Author Dishes on Weird World of Animal Mating - Live Science

Mon, 2016-09-19 17:50

Live Science

'Wild Sex' Author Dishes on Weird World of Animal Mating
Live Science
She leads the way into the intriguing world of animal sexual practices in her new book, "Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom" (Pegasus Books, 2016). [Top 10 Swingers of the Animal Kingdom]. From finding a mate, to procreating, ...

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The Fossil That Rewrote Human Prehistory - Scientific American (blog)

Mon, 2016-09-19 11:00

Scientific American (blog)

The Fossil That Rewrote Human Prehistory
Scientific American (blog)
In August 1936, Robert Broom, a Scottish doctor with a keen interest in paleontology, visited a lime quarry in South Africa called Sterkfontein. In a guidebook at the time, the owner of the site, wrote, “Come to Sterkfontein and find the 'missing link ...

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How vital fish stocks in Africa are being stolen from human mouths to ... - The Independent

Sat, 2016-09-17 21:46

The Independent

How vital fish stocks in Africa are being stolen from human mouths to ...
The Independent
"We don't have gold, or petrol or diamonds, the sea is the only resource that our country has," says Mariane Tening Ndiaye, a fish trader and head of the ...

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Animal Experts Travel to South Africa in Collaborative Effort to Save ... - National Geographic

Fri, 2016-09-16 16:36

National Geographic

Animal Experts Travel to South Africa in Collaborative Effort to Save ...
National Geographic
Determining a penguin's weight is just some of the critical data that must be gathered during field work. By Kylene Plemons and Mike McClure. There has been a ...

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