Researchers See Comeback For Europe’s Rare Animals

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Researchers see comeback for Europe’s rare animals AP 1:02 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 European bison also known as wisent, gather in the woods near Bad Berleburg, Germany in September. (Photo: Marius Becker, AP) Wild boars, greys wolves and white-tailed eagles have made a comeback in Europe Study claims dozens of species have been brought back from the brink of extinction Researchers noted that many of the 18 mammal and 19 bird species studied in the report remain in peril SHARECONNECT 19 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE BERLIN (AP) Wild boars, greys wolves and white-tailed eagles have made a comeback in Europe thanks to decades-long conservation efforts. A study published Thursday by the London Zoological Society claims dozens of species have been brought back from the brink of extinction and some are now thriving. Researchers from BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council contributed to the study, which found that protecting habitats, restricting hunting, reducing pollution and the careful reintroduction were key to the species’ survival. The population of European bison, also known as wisent, has increased more than 3,000 percent since the 1950s, the study said. Still, researchers noted that many of the 18 mammal and 19 bird species studied in the report remain in peril. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. USA NOW

Europe include five Ryder Cup players for Seve Trophy

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Jose Maria Olazabal, captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup winning-team in 2012, named Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, Peter Hanson of Sweden and Italian Francesco Molinari. Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn, who recently won the European Masters, is also in the team along with Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez. They will be joined at St-Nom-La Breteche Golf Club in France by Finland’s Mikko Ilonen and Italian Matteo Manassero, who have played in the event before. Frenchman Gregory Bourdy, Dutchman Joost Luiten and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen will make their debuts. Sam Torrance leads Britain and Ireland who have handed debuts to four players. English trio Tommy Fleetwood, David Lynn and Simon Khan, and Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher join up with the experienced Paul Lawrie, Paul Casey and Torrance. Chris Wood, undefeated in the Seve Trophy in 2009, was included along with Marc Warren, Jamie Donaldson and Scott Jamieson. “I think we have a very strong team this year with a good mix of players with Ryder Cup experience and some exciting, talented younger players such as Matteo, Joost and Thorbjorn,” Olazabal said. Torrance is captaining in the Seve Trophy for the first time. “I think we have got a good blend of players in the team, and I’m really looking forward to working with all of them,” he said. Continental Europe won the first Seve Trophy 13 years ago but Britain & Ireland have won the last six matches. Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, the leading Britons in the rankings, decided not to play in the event. (Reporting by Ian Perkins, editing by Ed Osmond) Tweet this