Tag Archives: Africa

New iPhone App Aims To Prevent Big Cat Abuse

By on August 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 4:06 pm

A new app called Tiger Selfie hopes to educate people about the abuse big cats endure and discourage people from paying breeders who sell tiger photographs. Fifty percent of proceeds from the app will go to wildlife sanctuaries like Big Cat Rescue.

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Beyond pythons, Florida termed “cesspool” of world’s invasive species problem

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

From giant snails to lionfish, Florida has become home to a variety of invasive species in recent years.

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Researchers found a corn gene could benefit Haiti and Sub-Sahara Africa

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Researchers at the UF Genetics Institute have identified a gene that allows corn to grow in acidic soil. The gene could benefit tropical countries that cannot feed their population.

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Mouse holds genetic key to regeneration

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 2:03 am

An African mouse’s ability to regenerate body parts may have implications for medical treatment in humans, according to a recent study by UF researchers.

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African delegation and Alachua County exchange ideas on voting

By on May 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Elections officials from 6 African countries are in Gainesville this week as part of their tour of the American voting system. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Daniel Smith about this Trans-Saharan project and its […]

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