MAIL ONLINE: "Saving species with faeces": rhino poo aids conservation study

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Release date: 28/8/2018

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CHESTER, England, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A team of UK-based scientists is collecting rhinoceros droppings for a new conservation initiative to help prevent global extinction of the endangered species.

In a collaboration dubbed "Saving species with faeces", the team from Chester Zoo and University of Manchester, aims to identify causes of poor population growth of Africa's "mega-herbivores", including Eastern black rhinos, Grevy's zebras, and Cape mountain zebras.

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Title"Saving species with faeces": rhino poo aids conservation study
Media name/outletMail Online/Reuters
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date28/08/18
DescriptionCHESTER, England, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A team of UK-based scientists is collecting rhinoceros droppings for a new conservation initiative to help prevent global extinction of the endangered species.

In a collaboration dubbed "Saving species with faeces", the team from Chester Zoo and University of Manchester, aims to identify causes of poor population growth of Africa's "mega-herbivores", including Eastern black rhinos, Grevy's zebras, and Cape mountain zebras.
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-6105671/Saving-species-faeces--rhino-poo-aids-conservation-study.html
PersonsSusanne Shultz