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Spotlight on Research: A Step Towards Preserving the Ainu Language
11-April-2017

The Ainu people are the indigenous population of Hokkaido, Sakhalin and the Kuril islands. Having suffered a great deal of discrimination in modern history, there have been many recent efforts to preserve Ainu culture and its endangered language.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University
 
TIGERS, READY TO BE COUNTED
30-March-2017

Scientists develop new method to accurately count big cats over large landscapes. Authors say new methodology will greatly advance conservation monitoring of tigers and other big cats.

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Contact: Stephen sautner Institution: Wildlife Conservation Society
 
Crocodile conservation gets up close and personal
28-March-2017

Scientists have established the first semen collection from saltwater crocodiles in Malaysia as a step on the path toward their conservation.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
 
'Reading' songs and nurturing culture in the Philippines
9-March-2017

Preserving cultural heritage, including access to and use of ancestral lands, can be a real challenge for indigenous communities. A range of cultural memory recall and music workshops with the indigenous Ata of the Philippines aims to empower communities and validate legal claims related to the Indigenous People’s Rights Act.

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Contact: Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador Institution: University of the Philippines Diliman
 
The evolution of Japanese color vocabulary over the past 30 years
2-March-2017

Color terms change over time as a language evolves, and the Japanese language is no exception, according to an international joint research team.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University
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