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Adele Peters

17 January 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Facial recognition technology is now being used to crack down on illegal poaching of chimpanzees, an endangered species. By adapting algorithms for human recognition into a prototype, researchers are hoping to find an...

Scientific American

Jodi Helmer

14 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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As farmland is converted to space for solar panels, researchers are planting native wildflowers amongst the technology to support populations of bees and other insects facing endangerment. While it's not the only solu...

The Telegraph

Dom Nicholls

12 January 2019

Malawi

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The illegal wildlife trade is consistently a big problem across Africa. To help tackle the issue of poachers, a company called Retarius uses counter-terrorist operations experience by training and mentoring locals inv...

Smithsonian

Kristen A. Schmitt

8 January 2019

Pinedale, Wyoming, United States

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Aided by advanced GPS collar technology, scientists in Wyoming are mapping herd animal movement as they migrate across the state. Such efforts have helped planners and conservationists remove barriers and weigh develo...

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Kate Schimel

8 January 2019

Papua New Guinea

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In northeastern Papua New Guinea, community leaders and the government set aside 360,000 hectares of the Managalas Plateau as a protected conservation area in 2017. The project has strong local support. But facing des...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Ian McCluskey

2 January 2019

Umatilla, Oregon, United States

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At a decommissioned chemical depot, a lone biologist has been building artificial homes for burrowing owls. To date, he's installed some 182 burrows. Not only have his efforts helped bring a declining species back acr...

Smithsonian

Jason Daley

28 December 2018

Rockdale, Washington, United States

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In Washington State, wildlife overpasses and tunnels across I-90 are going a long way to reduce traffic collisions with animals. Even before its completion, coyotes and other animals are using one overpass to cross sa...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

20 December 2018

Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Costa Rica

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When a people in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz realized that their beaches were home to sea turtle eggs, they took action to protect the species by joining together. What started as a neighborhood effort to patrol the beache...

Yale Environment 360

Gloria Dickie

19 December 2018

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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As sea ice melts, polar bears in the Arctic spend increasingly more time on land, leading to dangerous conflicts with people. While Inuit communities and conservationists are at odds on how to manage the bears, resear...

Mongabay

Shreya Dasgupta

13 December 2018

Singchung Village, Arunachal Pradesh, India

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A new species of bird discovered in the small village of Singchung, India has been named after the Indigenous people who own that land — the bird is called Bugun liocichla, named after the Bugun people. Not only did t...

Associated Press

Manuel Valdes

12 December 2018

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, United States

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In Washington State, wildlife overpasses and tunnels across I-90 are going a long way to reduce traffic collisions with animals. Even before its completion, coyotes and other animals are using one overpass to cross sa...

Mongabay

Deusdedit Ruhangariyo

5 December 2018

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

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In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where 54 percent of the world's mountain gorillas reside, NGOs and locals are combining efforts to stem human-gorilla conflict. By funneling tourism dollars into communit...

National Geographic

Simon Worrall

4 December 2018

Somaliland, Somalia

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Cheetah cubs are routinely smuggled through Somaliland on their way to being illegally trafficked in United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia. Although small and resource-deprived, Somaliland is taking a stand against thi...

Wyoming Public Media

Melodie Edwards

3 December 2018

Thunder Basin, Wyoming, United States

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As evident with critical prairie dog habitat in Wyoming's eastern plains, conservationists and ranchers can have constructive dialogue. At Thunder Basin National Grasslands, as in other western states, stakeholders ar...

Mongabay

Shreya Dasgupta

29 November 2018

Chittagong, Bangladesh

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A conservation researcher from the Creative Conservation Alliance in Bangladesh has formed a partnership with the Mro people by training them to be parabiologists. They have learned to document and save threatened spe...

Sky-Hi News

McKenna Harford

26 November 2018

Tabernash, Colorado, United States

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Bees play a vital role in the health of not just the ecosystem, but also economic development. Keeping honey production local helps to maintain this relationship with the rapidly decreasing species, which is why a gro...

Yale Environment 360

Adam Welz

20 November 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Some South African ranchers who raise rhinos legally are advocating for a block-chain currency "Rhino Coin." They argue that secure stockpiles of rhino horn could generate much needed funding for wild populations. But...

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Alan Thompson

19 November 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Monarch butterfly populations, having declined around 90 percent over roughly 20 years, are getting a helping hand from cities like San Antonio. By providing crucial habitat and hosting butterfly-centered festivals, c...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Fox

16 November 2018

Villardeciervos, Zamora, Spain

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In northwestern Spain, the perception of wolves is shifting from "vermin" to "tourist attraction"--a crucial conservation step for the estimated 2,000 wolves remaining in Spain. Thanks to the efforts of conservation g...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

15 October 2018

Watamu, Kenya

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In fishing communities, it isn't uncommon for fishermen to accidentally entrap endangered sea turtles. A non-profit in Kenya, however, has figured out a way to not only help raise awareness about the importance of rel...

Gizmodo

Anna Kusmer

11 October 2018

Kutch, Gujarat, India

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The existence of the Kharai camels living in regions within the western Indian state of Gujarat is increasingly becoming threatened due to industrialization. As a conservation-minded society, however, local organizati...

The Colorado Sun

Dan Elliott

5 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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A rare and endangered fish indigenous to the Colorado River has resurfaced in greater numbers as of late, moving it from the endangered to threatened list. Although not without limitations, the combined actions of "ha...

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Nick Fouriezos

3 October 2018

Luanda, South Africa

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A three-decade civil war left Kissama National Park in South Africa void of much of its formal animal population. To repopulate the area, officials reached out to a specialist, asking him to perform the nearly impossi...

BBC

Rachel Nuwer

27 September 2018

Zimbabwe

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Akashinga translates to "the Brave Ones," and is the name given to an all women anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe. Although not the first anti-poaching group lead by women, it is the first armed unit. However, since it's...

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Nick Dall

23 September 2018

South Africa

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Commercial game farming is becoming the norm in Africa where both endangered species and farmers alike were in desperate need of change. The shift in focus to rearing animals for hunting, tourism and venison has creat...

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