Conservation

Conservation is a major issue around the world with the impacts that humans have on natural ecosystems through activities from mining, building new cities and global warming. There are many conservation groups and efforts that lobby for the conservation of particular species (for example, the polar bear) or groups of animals (for example, tigers), while others are aimed at entire habitats, such as the Amazon rainforest. Conservation efforts can also aim to protect natural resources. Some conservation is done by setting aside national parks and wildlife preserves, while other conservation works targets specific threats to particular species. Read about various conservation efforts and issues below.
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Underwater Maids: Mussels and Clams Could Mop Up Waterways
California floater mussels
August 20th, 2014
They might not have feather dusters, brooms or even arms and legs, but bivalves — such as clams, mussels and oysters — make good underwater maids, a new study suggests.
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Great White Sharks Are Making a Comeback off US Coasts
A great white shark
June 20th, 2014
Good news for great whites: The sharks are on the rise off both the east and west coasts of the United States, two new studies show.
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Thanks, Dad: Owl Monkeys Are Caring Fathers, Too
An owl monkey father and baby

June 13th, 2014
Patricia Wright of Stoney Brook University explains why owl monkeys are devoted fathers and nocturnal.

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Catching Hyenas on Camera (Op-Ed)
Brown hyena, conservation, camera trap photos
June 29th, 2014
The aim of the study was to assess the differences in the distribution and abundance of brown hyaena between protected and unprotected farmland areas in South Africa.
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Endangered Gorillas Protected from Oil Drilling in African Park
Mountain Gorillas
June 19th, 2014
A major oil and gas company has pledged to stop plumbing for oil in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and United States authorities pressured the firm to halt operations in the region.
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Old Idea About Ecology Questioned by New Findings
Bradley Cardinale struggles with Darwin's hypothesis being wrong
April 28th, 2014
New research refutes one of Darwin’s hypotheses.
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Poop Stains Reveal Penguins Migrate With Climate
Researchers can spot penguin colonies thanks to the large poop stains they leave on the ice.
June 23rd, 2014
In the face of rising temperatures, emperor penguins in the Antarctic may be forced to find new breeding grounds instead of returning to the same spot to mate year after year, according to new research using satellite images of penguin poop.
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