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Increased expertise, more holistic overview of flora and fauna for NParks - The Straits Times


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SINGAPORE - The transfer of animal-related functions from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to the National Parks Board (NParks) aims to create a more holistic understanding of flora and fauna and better manage human-animal ...

Scientists warn of border wall's impacts on biodiversity - EurekAlert (press release)


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Ripple, Peters, Miller and the others describe three ways the border wall and other security measures would threaten biodiversity: by not adhering to environmental laws, eliminating and fragmenting animal and plant populations and habitats, and ...
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There won't be blood - Lab News


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The welfare of laboratory animals is always foremost in the mind of in-vivo researchers – and it turns out this is incredibly important when it comes to animal experimentation being a reliable analogy to human physiology. Here Scott Tiesma tells us why ...

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Animals are a major group of multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. All animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance. Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.

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