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New Yorkers and wildlife find solace in the city’s parks

New York CNN † New York City’s wildlife is thriving, thanks to dedicated scientists and activists who have spent decades strengthening robust wildlife habitats in the city’s five boroughs. Helen Forgione, Conservation of natural areas‘s senior ecologist, is one of those scientists. For more than 30 years, she has devoted her career to restoring the …

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Finding the molecular switches that could lead to healthier Mexican populations

Mexican geneticist Selene Lizbeth Fernández Valverde Selene Lizbeth Fernandez Valverde Mexican geneticist Selene Lizbeth Fernández Valverde is looking for non-coding RNA linked to certain population characteristics and metabolic disorders such as diabetes in the Mexican population. Fernandez Valverdeprincipal investigator at the Advanced Genomics Unit, Langebio of Cinvestav in Irapuato, Mexico, says this type of RNA …

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Idaho wolf population holding up, wildlife officials say

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s wolf population stabilized at about 1,500 last year, state wildlife officials said Thursday. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game made the population estimate public at a meeting of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Wildlife officials said the estimate reflects the number of wolves in August and is based …

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WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar | science news

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — A report by the World Wildlife Fund shows that illegal online purchases of wildlife in Myanmar are on the rise, posing a threat to both public health and endangered species. The report released Friday found that enforcement of a ban on such transactions has weakened amid …

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