Navigation Links
Researchers document world's mammals in crisis
Date:10/6/2008

0 mammals have been listed as "endangered," including the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), after its global population declined by more than 60 percent in the last 10 years due to a fatal infectious facial cancer. The Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), found in Southeast Asia, was listed as endangered due to habitat loss in wetlands. Similarly, status of the Caspian Seal (Pusa caspica) was moved to endangered. Its population has declined by 90 percent in the last 100 years due to unsustainable hunting and habitat degradation.

Habitat loss and degradation affect 40 percent of the world's mammals. It is most extreme in Central and South America, west, east and central Africa, Madagascar, and in south and Southeast Asia. Over harvesting is wiping out larger mammals, especially in Southeast Asia, but also in parts of Africa and South America.

The Grey-faced Sengi or Elephant-shrew (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis) is only known from two forests in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, both of which are protected but vulnerable to fires. The species was first described this year and has been placed in the vulnerable category.

In order to improve the current state of these mammals, Smith suggests a few actions that could help immediately.

"Curtail the trade of endangered species," he said. "It would do an amazing amount of good for stabilizing the situation in Southeast Asia, which is a biodiversity hot spot. There also is so much needless habitat loss. Trees from too many lush tropical forests end up as coffee tables or in high-end furniture."

Conservation's role

"Our results paint a bleak picture of the global status of mammals worldwide," the authors of the Science article state. "Yet, more than simply reporting on the depressing status of the world's mammals, these Red List data can and should be used to inform strategies for addressing this crisis, for example, to identify priority species and
'/>"/>

Contact: Skip Derra
skip.derra@asu.edu
480-965-4823
Arizona State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
2. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
3. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
4. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
5. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
6. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
7. Researchers discover new strategies for antibiotic resistance
8. Researchers find new taste in fruit flies: carbonated water
9. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
10. UIC researchers find promising new targets for antibiotics
11. Researchers develop simple method to create natural drug products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2015)... , July 23, 2015 Research and ... of the "Global Outlook of the Biometrics ... The global biometrics market is ... and commercial applications owing to the uptake of ... a transformation that enhances the growth of biometrics ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... NEW YORK , July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... critical systems, as seen in the recent U.S. ... enterprises a solution to the infosec conundrum, but ... data is stored. To address this dilemma, Biometrics-as-a-Service ... of its Biometric Tokenization SDK for third party ...
(Date:7/13/2015)... 13, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... 62/188684 for BEHAVIORAL-DIRECTED AUTHENTIATION METHOD AND ... and secure method to make payments.  With this ... introduced with its groundbreaking voice-direct payment patent application, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 2Global Outlook of the Biometrics Industry 2015 3HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 2HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 3HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 4NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 4
... seabirds, and other marine animals are routinely killed and ... as marine bycatch, this problem is an ongoing challenge ... recent proposal would compensate for bycatch by reducing other ... that this strategy could end up doing more harm ...
... A L,Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science has ... a postdoctoral research assistant and courtesy faculty member in ... just five young women scientists in the nation selected ... Fellowships for Women in Science program -- administered by ...
... at the edge of the Cocheco River, just outside downtown ... Center are testing an innovative way to treat polluted sediment ... or burying it under several feet of sand, they,ve created ... stabilize pollution in place. Over the next two years, UNH ...
Cached Biology News:New study raises concerns about proposed mitigation strategy for marine bycatch 2'Women in Science' fellowship to fund postdoc's study of deep-sea methane 2'Women in Science' fellowship to fund postdoc's study of deep-sea methane 3UNH researchers test sediment-scrubbing technology in NH river 2UNH researchers test sediment-scrubbing technology in NH river 3
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015 China Cord Blood Corporation ... leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory ... services, today announced that the Company has filed its ... and Exchange Commission. The filed Form 20-F includes audited ... 2015. The Form 20-F can be accessed by visiting ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 AACC ... to the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical ... from July 26–30. The meeting showcased revolutionary advancements ... the ability of healthcare providers to diagnose patients ... effective medical treatment. As of ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... The 2015 ... in-depth study on the current state of the global Propanol market with a focus ... CNPC, BASF, Eastman, Dow, Carboclor, Mitsui Chemicals, Oxea, ISU Chemical, Sanofi, Royal Dutch Shell, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015   Aratana Therapeutics, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative ... its strategic partner VetStem Biopharma, Inc. has shared ... AT-016, an adipose-derived allogeneic stem cell product exclusively ... pain in dogs. The double-blinded, multi-site, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:China Cord Blood Corporation Files Its Annual Report on Form 20-F 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 3Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 4Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 2Global Propanol Market Technical Data and Manufacturing Analysis 2020 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pilot Field Study for AT-016 5
... 2008 R&D 100 Awards Now Online, ROCKAWAY, N.J., ... the 8th Annual Innovator of the Year and 43rd ... exemplify the,ideals of R&D in academia, industry, and nationally ... with ten finalists,-- five scientists and five innovators -- ...
... TOLEDO is pleased to announce that Dr. Francis Stoessel, ... Institute (SWISSI), will be the Keynote Speaker in the ... , ... Columbia, MD ...
... ALBANY, Ore., Sept. 30 Synthetech, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin ... Frederic,Farkas as Director of Manufacturing effective on October ... consulting services to Synthetech. Dr. Farkas,has over 13 ... API,manufacturing from previous positions in manufacturing and supply ...
Cached Biology Technology:2008 R&D Innovator of the Year & Scientist of the Year Finalists Announced 2Synthetech Announces New Director of Manufacturing 2
... Ideal for cell culture scale-up, these culture ... 7 - 10 9 range and ... or spinner flasks. • High mechanical • ... tested prior to shipping • Certified nonpyrogenic ...
Anti 4-hydroxy-2-hexenal (4-HHE) Monoclonal Antibody (HNEJ-2)...
... System is a high-sensitivity peroxidase and ... kit is intended for use in ... two different antigens within the same ... diluted rabbit and mouse primary antibodies. ...
... enzyme exists predominantly as XDH which converts ... critical plasma antioxidant. During ischemia, XDH ... producing XO by oxidation of essential sulfhydryl ... of the amino-terminus. AO has a ...
Biology Products: