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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Why Not Eat Canada Goose? (Op-Ed)
Canadian goose and goslings, conservation
December 23rd, 2014
This Christmas, why no one is eating Canada goose.
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Fulfilling the Broken Promise of Nature Reserves (Op-Ed)
conservation, WCS, Wildlife Conservation Society, amur tigers
November 18th, 2014
Protected areas across the planet are failing, but it is not too late to reverse that trend.
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Birds of a Feather: Whooping Cranes Need Parents More Like Them
Whooping cranes following aircraft
October 6th, 2014
Whooping cranes raised by humans are turning out to be bad parents, and scientists are testing a new method to boost the birds' numbers in the wild.
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Carnivore Comeback: Bears and Wolves Are Thriving in Europe
A female brown bear with her cubs
December 18th, 2014
Despite a high human population density, Europe is seeing a resurgence of large carnivores such as wolves, lynx, bears and wolverines.
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Getting the Buzz on Bees
bees, pollinators, database
November 6th, 2014
Because bees are big business in the U.S., collecting and sharing data about the insect is important to address the decline in bee populations.
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Endangered Pupfish Could Vanish in 30 Years, Egg by Egg
Devils Hole pupfish
September 9th, 2014
The Devils Hole pupfish, an inch-long fish that sparked a Supreme Court battle, could go extinct in less than 30 years, a new modeling study concludes.
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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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Why Destroy Rhino Horn? It's Worth More Than Cocaine (Op-Ed)
Rhino in cage, conservation
October 31st, 2014
By removing the horn, we remove the motive for poaching.
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The Wilderness Act Turns 50
wilderness act, grizzly bears, protections
September 3rd, 2014
In terms of America’s best ideas, wilderness ranks alongside National Parks.
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