Monthly Archives: November 2011

Congos Forests Depend On Durban

The Guardian2011-11-30:                      An international effort is required to protect forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from logging and mining A log park in Madjoko, Bandundu, in the DRC. The country‘s forests are under threat from logging and mining, … Continue reading

Posted in Forest and Trees

Turtle Embryos Talk Egg To Egg

Sydney Morning Herald2011-11-30:                      How do baby turtles know to hatch at roughly the same time? They communicate with each other while still inside their eggs. A research team based at the University of Western Sydney has found more advanced turtles … Continue reading

Posted in Turtles, Wildlife

Photos Uploaded At Birdforum—Part 24

Photo: Ann Novek

Posted in Landscape and Nature

UN Praises Initiative To Protect Tigers

Scoop2011-11-30:                      Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 1:27 pm Press Release: UN News UN-Backed Convention Praises Project Predator Initiative To Protect Wild Tigers New York, Nov 29 2011 – The head of the United Nations-backed convention on endangered species praised today a … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Conservation

The Difference Between Wild and Domestic Horses

The Examiner2011-11-30:                      North America’s only wild horses became extinct more than 10,000 years ago. The mustangs we know today are descendants of domestic horses (Equus callabus) brought to the U.S. by the Spanish in the 16th century. Since mustangs roam … Continue reading

Posted in Horses

Animal Biotechnology

Summary This report describes and evaluates animal biotechnology and its application in veterinary medicine and pharmaceuticals as well as improvement in food production. Knowledge of animal genetics is important in the application of biotechnology to manage genetic disorders and improve … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Diseases, Eco News

Hippos and Flamingos In Lake Nakuru—Part I

2011  • Leave a Comment (Edit) Photo: Dr. Jaan Novek

Posted in Travel, Wildlife