Geneticists have identified new groups of tiger sharks to protect

Geneticists have identified new groups of tiger sharks to protect

Tiger sharks sometimes swim thousands of kilometers—far enough to move among oceans. Their flexible diets and adaptable behaviors set them up to be successful jet-setters, zipping around the world and mingling with far-flung members of tiger shark society. But new research shows that tiger sharks from different ocean regions aren’t as chummy with one another […]

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Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food

Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food

“Several years ago, I counted more than 300 cranes in the wetlands near my rice field,” says farmer Khean Khoay, as he reminisces about the regal-looking eastern sarus crane. Khoay’s village, Koh Chamkar in Kampot province, lies on the outskirts of the Anlung Pring protected landscape in south-west Cambodia, in the fertile and biodiverse Mekong […]

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Conservationists say rocket launch site could push endangered southern emu-wren to extinction

Conservationists say rocket launch site could push endangered southern emu-wren to extinction

Conservationists say a plan to build a permanent rocket launch facility at Whaler’s Way in South Australia could push threatened bird species to extinction. Southern Launch, an Adelaide-based startup, operates the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in a privately owned conservation area at the tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The facility is expected to help […]

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