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Deepa Fernandes

23 January 2018

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Tortoises as well as other species native to Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are facing increasingly critical threats due to climate change. Thanks to a program that is embedded in the Galapagos school system, however, hi...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

8 January 2018

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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To solve rhinoceros poaching crimes and catch ivory traffickers, researchers in South Africa are finding ways to use genetic fingerprinting and other DNA evidence. These methods that have been the industry standard i...

In These Times

Hannah Steinkopf-Frank

8 January 2018

California, United States

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To combat lead poisoning in America's wildlife populations, researchers are leading educational forums. In these conversations, researchers meet with hunters to discuss the benefits of moving away from lead-based bull...

Pacific Standard

Jimmy Tobias

22 December 2017

Isla Montecristo, El Salvador

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In a setting constantly threatened by natural disaster, El Salvador communities are showing that small grassroots movements can have a big impact on the health of the environment. On this particular occasion, as part ...

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Molly Samuel

6 December 2017

Georgia, United States

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Gopher tortoises might be labelled as endangered under federal law, which brings strict guidelines that businesses want to avoid. Georgia Gopher Tortoise Initiative is dedicated to finding gophers in their natural ha...

National Geographic

Natasha Daly

4 December 2017

Alabama, United States

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Responding to the rise in selfies taken with wild animals, Instagram now sends a user clicking on hashtags associated with these photos to information about animal welfare. Animal welfare joins suicide, self-harm, and...

Ensia

Kristina Johnson

28 November 2017

Tom Miner Basin, Montana, United States

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With the lifting of federal protection on top predators like grizzly bears, many are concerned that landowners will be more likely to shoot predators found on their ranches and farmland, risking the fragile stability ...

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April Reese

14 November 2017

New Zealand

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New Zealand has an ambitious initiative in place to eradicate millions of evasive species by 2050, but that doesn't mean researchers have halted short-term actions to stabilized species and avoid extinction. The kakap...

The Atlantic

Ashley Braun

9 November 2017

Puerto Rico

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To reintroduce captive birds into their native lands, wildlife biologists are implementing rather unconventional methods of behavioral conditioning to train species how to behave when approached by a predator.

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Katarzyna Nowak

24 October 2017

Tanzania

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Dogs have been known to be used for hunting for many years and often still are today, but not in Tanzania where dogs are now being used to stop hunting. If an effort to combat poaching and other unlawful acts, tracker...

Ensia

Isabelle Groc

11 October 2017

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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The challenges of wildlife conservation are numerous, including illegal hunting and habitat loss. Numerous organizations, including the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, are training people, from farmers to scient...

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Laura Paskus

7 September 2017

Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, United States

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The local tribe in the Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico has been working on restoring their land for some time in order to maintain the health of the ecosystem and their culture. They've since expanded through collab...

News Deeply

Ian Evans

25 August 2017

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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Traditionally, whales have been studied through research vessels, which are hard to maneuver, and costly to make. However, drones with the ability to capture a whale’s snot, are providing a much easier, and cheaper al...

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Paul Tullis

10 August 2017

Canada

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Right whales are highly endangered and far too many were killed by ship strikes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With the help of the International Marine Organization, mitigation measures have been taken, such as to prev...

The New York Times

Brad Plumer

20 July 2017

Hoima, Kibaale, Western Region, Uganda

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In a randomized experiment in western Uganda, scientists demonstrated the effectiveness of paying rural farmers not to chop down trees since deforestation contributes to CO2 emissions worldwide. They studied for two y...

Montana Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

13 June 2017

Wisdom, Montana, United States

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With the reintroduction of predators such as wolves and grizzly bears in Montana's national parks, these carnivores are increasingly targeting ranchers’ livestock. To mitigate this issue, livestock composting sites ha...

Clean Technica

Carolyn Fortuna

10 June 2017

Bharatpur, Chitwan District, Nepal

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Grassroots organizations, Empowered by Light and Empower Generation, are killing two birds with one stone: bringing clean energy to rural Nepal, and creating jobs for Nepalese women in the environmental sector. By hel...

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Keith Anthony S. Fabro

2 May 2017

Rasa Island, Palawan, Philippines

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The Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program on Rasa Island has taken a multi-faceted approach to conservation - by employing former poachers to help protect the very species they once threatened. Through a combinatio...

Smithsonian

Laura Poppick

27 April 2017

Richmond, Indiana, United States

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As climate change, human encroachment, and habitat loss increasingly threaten the existence of numerous species around the world, some scientists are turning to a controversial and complex method to try and bring popu...

Scientific American

Alexis Marie Adams

21 November 2016

Patagonia, Arizona, United States

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Threatened wildlife co-exists with poverty stricken communities who inhabit the Arizona-Mexico border region. Borderlands Restoration's conservation scientists are hoping to alleviate poverty while repairing the local...

Yale Environment 360

Heather Millar

8 November 2016

Mombasa, Kenya

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In recent years, advances in technologies such as genetics testing, forensic sciences, and online database management have allowed governments and organizations to tackle poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife at ...

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Julia John

3 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Protected species of animals and plants are illegally sold online mainly due to buyers and sellers having no knowledge of laws or the consequences to the ecosystem. Enforcement Gaps Interface (EGI) is a software which...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

4 July 2016

Kenya

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It's not just poaching that is changing the landscape of the elephant kingdom, it's human's actions in general. In an attempt to understand the geographical needs of elephants, scientists are arming the species with r...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

28 June 2016

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States

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The fate of the Southeast's longleaf pine forests, and the endangered woodpeckers that depend on them, is in jeopardy. Fort Bragg, a station of the US military, is trying to save their local environment.

Wyoming Public Radio

Melodie Edwards

20 May 2016

Bondurant, Wyoming, United States

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Growing wolf populations in Wyoming are forcing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make hard decisions about culling the endangered species in order to preserve local wildlife and livestock.

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