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16 April 2021
Hawaii, United States
After a five-year effort to reintroduce the alala bird on Hawaii’s Big Island failed, conservationists are looking into releasing the nearly extinct Hawaiian crow on a different island. Of the 30 birds released in 201...
2 March 2021
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
A unique partnership between the U.S. military, conservation groups, private landowners, and state and local governments has allowed the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker to grow in numbers. By working together, they...
23 February 2021
Over 3000 Words
Purnima Devi Barman has been building trust and working with various community members to save a stork species called the greater adjutant in India. Because of her work, she has inspired more than 10,000 women and the...
11 February 2021
Pet cats kill about 100 million animals a year in the United Kingdom, so to discourage the behavior, and protect mice, rabbits, and birds, scientists conducted an experiment with over 300 household cats. They found th...
19 January 2021
Under 800 Words
Tens of thousands of vulnerable bird species have been saved over the last decade thanks to new equipment that has been installed by Namibian fishing boats. By fitting colorful hosepipe to lines towed behind boats, a ...
South Dakota News Watch
24 November 2020
South Dakota, United States
A band of farmers in South Dakota are reviving “heritage turkeys,” an ancient breed of turkeys that went nearly extinct in the 1990s. There can be a learning curve and upfront costs when working with heritage turkeys,...
8 November 2020
Pub Majir Gaon, Assam, India
After a conservation biologist noticed that the number of birds in her Indian village dwindled over the years, she knew she had to take action. Purnima Devi Barman started to help educate her community about the histo...
6 October 2020
Telukunchi, Andhra Pradesh, India
The Asian openbill stork makes its home in the Telukunchi village in India for six months of the year, and the locals band together to protect this migratory bird. The birds thrive off of the wetlands environment and ...
6 September 2020
Hawaii, United States
Members of the Marine Corps in Hawaii often pull double duty: military training and endangered species protection. For example, in June, the Marines roped off 13 green sea turtle nests on a local beach. Part of their ...
9 August 2020
Davao City, Philippines
Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Eagle Foundation is turning to digital tools and the internet to continue their work of saving the critically endangered species. Since March, the orga...
Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)
30 July 2020
Under 800 Words
A Lithuanian government program pays farmers to delay working in their fields in an effort to preserve the aquatic warbler, an endangered bird species. While there are 186 farmers who participate in the program, more ...
31 March 2020
New Delhi, India
Across India, as people are spending more time at home because of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals in increasing numbers are turning to new ways to connect to nature and each other. They are usin...
18 February 2020
Chesapeake, Maryland, United States
The Natural Lands Project works with local landowners to turn hundreds of hectares of marginal croplands into native grasslands. The grasses offer refuge for the northern bobwhite quail and grip the soil, which helps ...
Kerry Rose Graning
20 January 2020
Louisiana, United States
Martin Ecosystems uses recycled plastic bottles to manufacture artificial islands and shorelines, allowing native vegetation to grow and preventing land erosion, which has restored Louisiana’s wetlands and barrier isl...
24 December 2019
Working with communities to develop alternative forms of livelihood helps to curb unsustainable practices and land degradation. In Uganda, the destruction of wetland habitat by farmers had had a serious impact on the ...
4 November 2019
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
In the morning, before the city’s cleaning crew makes its rounds, volunteers of the Lights Out Baltimore chapter are counting the number of birds that fly into buildings. Each year, for four months, they monitor 25 bu...
1 November 2019
Encouraging governments to behave transparently can also assist in environmental conservation efforts. Ulcinj Salina, an important saltwater wetland in Montenegro, faced an uncertain future prior to an international l...
25 April 2019
Little Barrier Island, New Zealand
After a rare flightless parrot called kākāpō almost went extinct in 1995, scientists in New Zealand created a high-tech sanctuary for the birds on three nearby islands. They eliminate all possible predators from the i...
5 March 2019
Codfish Island, New Zealand
Scientists, volunteers, and rangers are working around the clock to save the endangered kakapo, a native New Zealand bird. With only 147 of these charismatic birds left in the world, they’re taking a multi-pronged, hi...
5 February 2019
Nampa, Idaho, United States
In urban centers, crows aggregate in huge numbers, causing headaches for business owners and residents. In Nampa, Idaho, officials are getting creative in dissuading the birds nightly visits. The tactics--from noise g...
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
2 January 2019
Umatilla, Oregon, United States
Broadcast TV News
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...
20 December 2018
Haines, Alaska, United States
Birders in Haines, Alaska, participate in what could be the longest-running citizen science project in the nation's history: the Audobon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Armed with binoculars and clipboards, these citi...
13 December 2018
Singchung Village, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Over 3000 Words
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...
24 November 2018
Oregon, United States
An elk hunt in Oregon shows one way states regulate lead ammunition by prohibiting hunters from firing lead bullets in some state wildlife areas. It’s part of a wider effort to eradicate lead ammunition that can conta...
12 September 2018
Riverina, New South Wales, Australia
Under 800 Words
The swift parrot population in the NSW Riverina in Australia is quickly declining and historically used tracking methods are falling short in accurate measurements. To better track the birds and monitor survival metho...
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