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New map identifies vulnerable mammals, conservation priorities

New map identifies vulnerable mammals, conservation priorities

Science
Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Scientists have published a new map identifying areas of priority for the conservation of vulnerable mammals. Researchers prioritized threatened mammals with the fewest close relatives, such as Australia's echidnas, or spiny anteaters, and Madagascar's lemurs.The team of ecologists analyzed the habitats of thousands of vulnerable and threatened mammal species to find areas of overlap, where targeted conservation projects will benefit several species.They published their results of their mapping effort this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B."Scientists have often focused on the number of species in a protected area, but studies like this one consider the degree to which the family tree of life is well represented," Dan Rosauer, biologist at Australia Na...
Mum identifies child in sex abuse video

Mum identifies child in sex abuse video

Technology
A mother has recognised her own four-year-old daughter after German police released a still image of a child in an attempt to find her abuser.The picture was taken from videos and images circulating on the dark web.A 24-year-old man has now been arrested.The police said that they took the unusual step of releasing the image because they had been unable to identify the attacker.They received "numerous" responses from the public, following the release of the image.The man - from Wesermarsch - faces charges of the serious sexual abuse of children plus the production and distribution of images of child abuse.The case involved teams from the Federal Criminal Police Office, the Central Office for Combating Internet Crime and Frankfurt's prosecutors' office. They thanked the public for their help...