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FARMS TO HARVEST RARE ANIMAL PARTS ‘ARE NOT THE ANSWER’

Filed in Animal by on November 19, 2010 0 Comments
FARMS TO HARVEST RARE ANIMAL PARTS ‘ARE NOT THE ANSWER’

Farms to harvest rare animal parts ‘are not the answer’ By Mark Kinver Science and environment reporter, BBC News Conservationists have used a range of measures, such as fitting GPS trackers, to deter poachers Earth Watch blog: Can rhinos cure cancer? Farming rare animal species will not halt the illegal trade in animal parts, a […]

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WILD CHIMPS OUTWIT HUMAN HUNTERS

Filed in Animal by on September 3, 2010 0 Comments
WILD CHIMPS OUTWIT HUMAN HUNTERS

Wild chimps outwit human hunters By Matt Walker Editor, Earth News Wild chimpanzees are learning how to outwit human hunters. Across Africa, people often lay snare traps to catch bushmeat, killing or injuring chimps and other wildlife. But a few chimps living in the rainforests of Guinea have learnt to recognise these snare traps laid […]

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US SCIENTISTS’ TRIAL BRINGS THEM ‘CLOSER TO EBOLA DRUG’

Filed in Animal by on August 23, 2010 0 Comments
US SCIENTISTS’ TRIAL BRINGS THEM ‘CLOSER TO EBOLA DRUG’

US scientists’ trial brings them ‘closer to Ebola drug’ A drug to treat the Ebola virus is reported to be one step closer after US scientists were given permission to conduct human trials. The new drug cured Ebola in 60% of rhesus monkeys tested Clinical trials have been approved after a new drug was proven […]

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SRI LANKA WILDLIFE VETS GO ON STRIKE

Filed in Animal by on August 17, 2010 0 Comments
SRI LANKA WILDLIFE VETS GO ON STRIKE

Sri Lanka wildlife vets go on strike By Charles Haviland BBC News, Sri Lanka About 50 people died in elephant attacks last year Sri Lanka’s wildlife veterinary surgeons have gone on strike in protest at what they say is the government’s failure to manage a serious conflict between wild elephants and humans. The wild elephant […]

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CAMEL SPIDERS ARE STICKY KILLERS

Filed in Animal by on July 9, 2010 0 Comments
CAMEL SPIDERS ARE STICKY KILLERS

Camel spiders are sticky killers By Matt Walker Editor, Earth News Camel spider versus cricket: will it come to a sticky end? (video courtesy of Dr Rodrigo Willemart) Camel spiders have evolved a unique way to capture their insect prey. The arachnids catch insects by sticking to them, using adhesive patches on the ends of […]

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