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Galapagos Tortoise Comeback

Galapagos Tortoise Comeback

A population of endangered giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española. "The global population was down to just 15 tortoises by the 1960s," said James P. Gibbs, ESF professor of vertebrate conservation biology and lead author of a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. "Now there are some 1,000 tortoises breeding on their own. The population is secure. It’s a rare example of how biologists and managers can collaborate to recover a species from the brink of extinction.” Read more »

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leopard frog discoveredNew Frog Species Identified along East Coast
Researchers have identified a new species of leopard frog living in largely urban areas in the Interstate 95 corridor. Read more »

omen soccer seeded secondWomen's Soccer Team Headed to Nationals
The ESF women's soccer team will travel to West Virginia as the #2-seeded team in the 2014 USCAA Soccer National Championship. Read more »

e s sHumanitarian Engineering
About 50 students in the Engineering for a Sustainable Society club have been involved in community projects in the Syracuse area and in Central and South America. Read more »

ESF Earns Honors for Commitment to Blood DrivesESF Earns Honors for Commitment to Blood Drives
ESF has won several awards from the Red Cross for dedication to campus blood drives, including the 2014 Blood Drive Sponsor Award. Read more »

SUNY Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Network of ExcellenceSUNY Manufacturing Funding Benefits ESF Work
$710,000 was awarded for the first round of funding from the SUNY Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Network of Excellence. Read more »

bioblitzU.S. News Places ESF Among the Best
U.S. News & World Report ranks ESF at number 30 among the nation's top public universities in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges. Read more »

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