Navigation Links
UMass Amherst wildlife researcher photographs rare Sumatran rabbit
Date:5/25/2012

AMHERST, Mass. Using camera traps, wildlife researchers including doctoral candidate Jennifer McCarthy and environmental conservation professor Todd Fuller of the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently captured photographs of one of the rarest animals on earth, the Sumatran striped rabbit. They say it may now be found only in two remote national parks on the Indonesian island.

Their pictures and other observations are reported in the current issue of Oryx, The International Journal of Conservation. The rare rabbit was first photographed in Kerinci Seblat National Park in 1998 and has rarely been seen since.

"Whether the rabbit does occur undetected in other parks is not certain, but the importance of protecting these two known strongholds of the species is critical," say McCarthy and colleagues. "As the human population of Sumatra rises, both parks are increasingly threatened by encroachment of villages and development of roads and infrastructure. It is important to focus conservation efforts in these areas to prevent a loss of what could be the final two populations of Sumatran striped rabbits."

Sumatra's Bukit Barisan Mountains, where the rabbits were captured on film, form the rugged backbone of the sixth largest island in the world. Since 2008, McCarthy and Fuller have been conducting an ecological study of the clouded leopard, Asiatic golden cat, marbled cat and leopard cats in Indonesia's Bukit Barisan Seletan National Park.

McCarthy says, "As part of my dissertation research on the four felids, or cats, we also happened to get pictures of this very rare rabbit. There had been a few camera-trap photos seen of it before, but very, very rarely. We wanted to take these observations a step further, so we worked with colleagues from the University of Delaware and the Wildlife Conservation Society's Indonesia Program to contact every researcher we knew throughout Sumatra who was doing camera-trap research,
'/>"/>

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Chemical engineers at UMass Amherst find high-yield method of making xylene from biomass
2. NIST/UMass study finds evidence nanoparticles may increase plant DNA damage
3. Alnylam and UMass Medical School announce Tuschl I patent upheld in European opposition proceedings
4. UMass Amherst chemical engineers say mini-cellulose molecule unlocks biofuel chemistry
5. Inspired by gecko feet, UMass Amherst scientists invent super-adhesive material
6. UMass Amherst ecologists among the first to record and study deep-sea fish noises
7. UMass Amherst wins major grant to host $7.5 million Northeast Climate Science Center
8. UMass researcher points to suppression of evidence on radiation effects by 1946 Nobel Laureate
9. UMass Amherst entomologists begin to control winter moth infestation in eastern Massachusetts
10. UMass med school professor wins coveted emerging-investigator award
11. UMass Amherst biologists use GPS to map bats teeth to explore evolutionary adaptations to diet
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UMass Amherst wildlife researcher photographs rare Sumatran rabbit
(Date:2/5/2015)... , Jan. 30, 2015  It is gratifying to ... and potential for genomic science as a means to ... prevention and treatment.  I was honored to participate in ... precision medicine program. Since the 1980s ... of genomics—from the first sequenced genome of a free ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... FindBiometrics, the leading source of biometrics industry news, interviews and ... "When we launched FindBiometrics 12 years ago the ... founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. "Now it,s maturing very quickly. ... players on a very broad scale.  We are known for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... N.C. , Jan. 16, 2015  A man-made form ... memory and other mental capabilities in adults with mild ... pilot study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist ... adults diagnosed with amnesic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) Participates in White House Precision Medicine Event 2Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3
... from the atmosphere are unlikely to offer an economically feasible ... to a report issued by the American Physical Society and ... not kid ourselves that we can pour all the carbon ... it out later at little cost," said Socolow, a professor ...
... scientists have discovered how two closely related proteins guide ... and repelling these axons as they navigate the most ... make remarkably precise connections. The discovery, reported April ... proteins belonging to the "semaphorin" family of guidance cues ...
... of Botany (KIB), part of the Chinese Academy of ... Natural Products and Bioprospecting (NPAB). As a ... in the SpringerOpen portfolio, available on www.springerlink.com . ... Science (CLoS), a collection comprising more than 90 English-language ...
Cached Biology News:Report: Direct removal of carbon dioxide from air likely not viable 2Johns Hopkins scientists reveal nerve cells' navigation system 2Johns Hopkins scientists reveal nerve cells' navigation system 3New SpringerOpen journal from the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2
(Date:3/3/2015)... Md. , March 3, 2015  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, ... editorial in the scientific journal, Expert Opinion on ... his colleague, Dr. Zhenggang Zhang , at the ... reported that Thymosin beta 4 (TB4) has the ... remodeling 24 hours or more post-injury, leading to neurological ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN ), ... of pets, announced today that it will release its fourth ... after the market close. The Company will host a conference ... Interested parties may access the call by dialing toll-free ... using conference ID 98449349.  The call will ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Mar. 03, 2015 Research and Markets ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Personalized Medicine ... offering. , The aim of ... the right drug to the right patient and, ... treatment for a patient according to his/her genotype. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... , March 3, 2015 ... with tools for implementing competency-based training to comply with ... DirectCourse is offering a new crosswalk tool ... (HCBS) implement competency-based training for direct service workers as ... & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations. CMS amended ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital Propose Thymosin Beta 4 as Novel Way to Treat Neural Injury and Neurodegenerative Diseases 2Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital Propose Thymosin Beta 4 as Novel Way to Treat Neural Injury and Neurodegenerative Diseases 3Global Personalized Medicine Market Report 2015 - Scientific and Commercial Aspects 2014-2024 2Global Personalized Medicine Market Report 2015 - Scientific and Commercial Aspects 2014-2024 3Elsevier's DirectCourse Can Help States Meet and Exceed New CMS Requirements for Home and Community-Based Services 2Elsevier's DirectCourse Can Help States Meet and Exceed New CMS Requirements for Home and Community-Based Services 3
... Aug. 10, 2011 Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTC/BB: ... today announced it has signed a Cooperative Research ... Institute (NCI).  Under the terms of the five-year ... work with Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., the ...
... Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), the premier ... to present at the Wedbush Life Sciences: Management Access Conference ... a.m. ET/6:10 a.m. PT. A live webcast of ... page of the Company,s Web site at http://www.accuray.com . ...
... YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 Reportlinker.com ... report is available in its catalogue: ... Market: Facilities, Test Volumes, and Sales ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0591318/Global-Microbiology-Testing-Market-Facilities-Test-Volumes-and-Sales-Forecasts-by-Country.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=In_Vitro_Diagnostic This ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genesis Biopharma Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement With the National Cancer Institute to Develop Cancer Immunotherapies 2Genesis Biopharma Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement With the National Cancer Institute to Develop Cancer Immunotherapies 3Global Microbiology Testing Market: Facilities, Test Volumes, and Sales Forecasts by Country 2
... peptide derived from the internal region of ... Specific for the internal region of the ... the target band at ~590 kDa. ... media from primary tracheobranchial epithelial cultures and ...
Lipid-rich bovine serum albumin for cell culture. It is chromatographically purified and has an IgG content 1.0% (w/w)....
Prepared with distilled water. Yeast extract solution is autolyzed at 150 g/L....
Request Info...
Biology Products: