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Vultures in Africa Threatened

By | October 30, 2015

A new assessment highlights an increased extinction risk among some of the continent’s vulture species.


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Lions Declining in Africa

By | October 29, 2015

A predictive population model suggests that lion populations in West, Central, and East Africa are likely to be halved in the next 20 years.


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Genome Digest

By | August 17, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Telltale Tusks

By | June 22, 2015

Sequencing DNA from ivory may be useful for tracking down elephant poachers.


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Endangered Fish Can Reproduce Without Mating

By | June 1, 2015

DNA fingerprinting analysis of a population of sawfish reveals evidence of asexual reproduction in the wild.


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Finch-Powered Fumigation

By | May 7, 2014

Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.


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Puppy Born from Frozen Embryo

By | February 6, 2013

Developing assisted reproductive technologies may help endangered canids.

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Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory

By | January 7, 2013

Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.


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Book Excerpt from Tibet Wild

By | December 1, 2012

In the introduction to his latest book, renowned naturalist George Schaller describes the evolving role of the field biologist through the lens of his experiences with Himalayan wildlife.


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Capsule Reviews

By | December 1, 2012

Unusual Creatures, Extinct Boids, The Mating Lives of Birds and A World in One Cubic Foot


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