Yellowstone grizzly bears back under endangered species protections

Yellowstone grizzly bears back under endangered species protections

Yellowstone grizzly bears back under endangered species protections, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06840-0

Judge rules that the government didn’t consider the best available science when it removed the animals from the endangered species list.
Source: Nature

New approach to conserving tree species

Researchers have developed an evidence-based approach to designing ex situ collections that effectively preserve a target species’ genetic diversity, which can be tailored for conservation of any tree species. This will allow for efficient, targeted seed collecting efforts, including number of populations to sample, the appropriate number of seeds to collect from each tree, and best choice of populations to target in a species’ range.
Source: Science Daily

US government failing to provide recovery plans for some endangered species

US government failing to provide recovery plans for some endangered species

US government failing to provide recovery plans for some endangered species, Published online: 24 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06064-2

US agencies have no official recovery plans for almost one-quarter of the plants and animals protected under the landmark Endangered Species Act.
Source: Nature

Saga of early humans etched in DNA of mixed-species child

Saga of early humans etched in DNA of mixed-species childNicknamed by Oxford University scientists, Denisova 11 — her official name — was at least 13 when she died, for reasons unknown. “There was earlier evidence of interbreeding between different hominin, or early human, groups,” said lead author Vivian Slon, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Denny’s surprising pedigree was unlocked from a bone fragment unearthed in 2012 by Russian archeologists at the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia.


Source: Yahoo! News

Violent hailstorm kills rare African vulture brought to the US to help save the species

  1. Violent hailstorm kills rare African vulture brought to the US to help save the species  Washington Post
  2. Large hail kills several animals at Colorado zoo and injures 14 people  CBS News
  3. Softball-sized hail injures more than a dozen people, kills 2 animals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo  Colorado Springs Gazette
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