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US wildlife agencies reportedly will assist in investigation in African lion hunt - Fox News

Thu, 2015-07-30 07:07

Fox News

US wildlife agencies reportedly will assist in investigation in African lion hunt
Fox News
Palmer, who lives in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and practices in nearby Bloomington, said late Tuesday he regretted the animal's death, but thought he was acting legally. Palmer's membership to Safari Club International, a global ...
Why Big Game Hunters Believe They're the Real ConservationistsTIME
Cecil the Lion's Research Team Looks for Hope in Death of Beloved PredatorNewsweek
Does trophy-hunting lions help save them?CNBC
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Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet - National Geographic

Wed, 2015-07-29 21:58

National Geographic

Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet
National Geographic
Rhinoceros populations in both Asia and Africa have suffered for decades due to poaching, which is spurred mainly by demand for their horns as a key ingredient in many traditional Asian medicines, according to the nonprofit group WWF. ... relatives ...
Only Four Northern White Rhinos Left on Earth After One DiesNBCNews.com
Northern White Rhino Dies. Only 4 Left on EarthDiscovery News
Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on EarthLive Science
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All 512 animals Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed on safari - Vox

Wed, 2015-07-29 17:40

All 512 animals Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed on safari
Vox
Many of the animals Roosevelt collected were donated to scientists or used as taxidermy specimens for the Smithsonian — the safari was officially known as the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition and included a group of explorers in addition to ...

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From 'Born Free' to Cecil the lion: Hollywood's impact on animal rights - Christian Science Monitor

Wed, 2015-07-29 17:34

Christian Science Monitor

From 'Born Free' to Cecil the lion: Hollywood's impact on animal rights
Christian Science Monitor
He adds, "As someone who knows the country and the safari industry, I can assure you that Palmer was well aware of this animal's status before he killed it. Cecil was collared when he was shot, and part of an ongoing conservation study.... I am sure he ...

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It's Not Just Cecil: Here Are 3 Other Vulnerable Species Threatened By Poaching - ThinkProgress

Wed, 2015-07-29 16:23

ThinkProgress

It's Not Just Cecil: Here Are 3 Other Vulnerable Species Threatened By Poaching
ThinkProgress
The 13-year old African lion, who sported an iconic black mane and a GPS collar, was reportedly lured out of his sanctuary in Hwange National Park, a protected area where visitors ofter gathered to observe him. After team ... Across Africa and Asia ...

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Wildlife species provide clues to spread of antibiotic resistance in Africa - National Science Foundation (press release)

Wed, 2015-07-29 15:41

National Science Foundation (press release)

Wildlife species provide clues to spread of antibiotic resistance in Africa
National Science Foundation (press release)
Monitoring resistance in wildlife can help, scientists say. ... The researchers used the common intestinal bacteria, E. coli, to evaluate antibiotic resistance exposure in humans, domestic animals, and wildlife communities in Northern Botswana ...
Virginia Tech Researchers Say Wildlife Hold Clues to Antibiotic Resistance in ...Newswise (press release)

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Plants Migrate, Too: On The Trail Of Aloe Vera - Forbes

Wed, 2015-07-29 14:40

Forbes

Plants Migrate, Too: On The Trail Of Aloe Vera
Forbes
You can see them growing on the roadside in places like Bermuda–thousands of miles away from the land where the species originated. One gelled leaf we cut and brought home with us had enough soothing ointment to last an entire vacation season of ...

Animals keep showing up in places where they don't belong. Is it climate change? - Washington Post

Wed, 2015-07-29 12:13

Animals keep showing up in places where they don't belong. Is it climate change?
Washington Post
In recent years, Asian tiger mosquitoes have spread throughout the southern half of the United States, and research has suggested that global warming will enable the population to expand further north in the coming decades. ... that climate-related ...

Sexy Shark Glows, Shimmies for Long-Distance Love - Discovery News

Tue, 2015-07-28 23:02

Discovery News

Sexy Shark Glows, Shimmies for Long-Distance Love
Discovery News
This shark, and other members of its genus (Etmopterus), light up the region near their sexual organs as well as their sides to advertise their sex to individuals of their own species, finds new research published in the journal Royal Society Open ...

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Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth - Live Science

Tue, 2015-07-28 22:43

Live Science

Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth
Live Science
According to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to Sudan and two of the remaining female northern whites, there were only a few dozen of the animals living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the early 2000s. The remaining four wild ... "Every species ...

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Drones for Good: Swooping in to Save the African Chimp - TakePart

Tue, 2015-07-28 22:08

TakePart

Drones for Good: Swooping in to Save the African Chimp
TakePart
It would take researchers on the ground hours of trudging through jungles to do the sort of research that a new type of camera-fitted drone can do in 20 minutes—and the quiet, less intrusive filming could be a saving grace for the endangered African ...

Share “Tweens and Older Kids Get Wild on Disney's...” - NewsOK.com

Tue, 2015-07-28 21:54

Share “Tweens and Older Kids Get Wild on Disney's...”
NewsOK.com
When the girls were little I especially liked to research and find really unique experiences, like having tea with Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Floridian or enjoying fairytale dining at Cinderella's Royal Table. It was very cool to have the “glass ...

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On the importance of elephant poop - Science News (blog)

Tue, 2015-07-28 20:59

Science News (blog)

On the importance of elephant poop
Science News (blog)
Like their brethren in Africa, Asian elephants are on the decline. The animals ... Domestic cattle and buffalo are the most likely contenders, Nitin Sekar and colleagues at Princeton University and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore note in ...

What President Obama didn't see on his trip to Africa - Brookings Institution (blog)

Tue, 2015-07-28 20:11

Brookings Institution (blog)

What President Obama didn't see on his trip to Africa
Brookings Institution (blog)
In fact, except for a few high-tech entrepreneurs in Kenya and the staff of a U.S.-sponsored food supplement plant in Ethiopia it is unlikely he saw many Africans engaged in modern, high productivity jobs at all. That is because, despite ... Four years ...
White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanksseattlepi.com

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Cecil the Lion, Famous Zimbabwean Predator, Reportedly Killed by Hunter ... - Newsweek

Tue, 2015-07-28 16:32

Newsweek

Cecil the Lion, Famous Zimbabwean Predator, Reportedly Killed by Hunter ...
Newsweek
LionAid, a U.K.-based organization that supports lion research in Africa, released a statement on Monday calling for a “total moratorium on all lion trophy hunting imports into the EU from any African country unless and until verifiable independent ...
Twin Cities dentist admits killing beloved lion, thought he was acting legallyMinneapolis Star Tribune
US dentist Walter Palmer 'regrets' killing Zimbabwe lion CecilBBC News
American dentist 'deeply regrets' butchering Africa's most famous lion CecilExpress.co.uk
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Zimbabwe officials seek tourist who killed Cecil, a famous African lion - Mashable - Mashable

Mon, 2015-07-27 21:14

Mashable

Zimbabwe officials seek tourist who killed Cecil, a famous African lion - Mashable
Mashable
Cecil, who was also believed to be a part of a research project at Oxford University, didn't die until 40 hours later, when he was shot with a rifle. He was stripped of his skin and decapitated, which the hunter meant to take back to Spain. Both Cecil ...
Hunting The Hunter As Africa's Most Famous Lion Is Killed [Videos] - The InquisitrThe Inquisitr
Zimbabwe's 'iconic' lion Cecil killed by hunter - BBC News - BBC.comBBC News
Officials searching for hunter who allegedly shot, stalked, decapitated and ...National Post
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15 Amazing Rainforests of the World (PHOTOS) - weather.com - The Weather Channel

Mon, 2015-07-27 20:54

15 Amazing Rainforests of the World (PHOTOS) - weather.com
The Weather Channel
Covering less than 2 percent of the Earth's total surface area, the world's rainforests are actually home to 50 percent of the Earth's plants and animals and act as the world's thermostat by regulating temperatures and weather patterns, according to ...

Four New Toothed Frogs Found in West Africa - Newsweek - Newsweek

Mon, 2015-07-27 18:18

Newsweek

Four New Toothed Frogs Found in West Africa - Newsweek
Newsweek
Filed Under: Tech & Science, Animals. The forests in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are such treasures of biodiversity that scientists don't yet know nearly all the species that live there. Upon taking a closer look at ...

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How the Internet of things is protecting endangered rhinos - Fortune - Fortune

Mon, 2015-07-27 17:32

Fortune

How the Internet of things is protecting endangered rhinos - Fortune
Fortune
And who knows, what it learns about tracking animals, might also be applied to tracking shipments of goods across Africa or other remote locales as well. Steve Piper, a director of Protect, said in a press release that the proof of concept research has ...

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Richard Elliott, virologist - obituary - Telegraph - Telegraph.co.uk

Mon, 2015-07-27 17:30

Telegraph.co.uk

Richard Elliott, virologist - obituary - Telegraph
Telegraph.co.uk
Scientist and expert on the potential threat of new viruses. Richard Elliott ... Elliott was among the first to recognise Bunyaviruses as a potential threat for both human and animal health, and to highlight their importance to the scientific community ...