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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Mexican Wolf Population Now Tops 100 in US
February 17th, 2015
Federal officials counted 109 wild Mexican wolves, or lobos, in the Southwest in 2014, up from 83 in 2013. It's the fifth year in a row the small population has grown in the United States.
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Doorstep Delivery of Shark Fin Soup Is in Bad Taste (Op-Ed)
January 27th, 2015
The time has come to end home delivery of shark fin soup in the United States.
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Wildlife Fight to Survive as Forests Burn (Gallery)
Macaws in flight
March 6th, 2015
From macaws to tapirs, wildlife are struggling to survive as landscapes burn.
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Wayward Grand Canyon Wolf Was Killed in Utah, DNA Confirms
Grand Canyon wolf
February 13th, 2015
DNA tests have confirmed that an endangered gray wolf killed in Utah in December was the same lone wolf that had been spotted and photographed near Arizona's Grand Canyon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week.
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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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Rarest Big Cat on Earth Starting to Make a Comeback
An Amur leopard.
February 23rd, 2015
Things are starting to look up for the rarest big cat on the planet.
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Mysteries Under the Mundane Help Save Species
Jake Ferguson studies seasonality to aid predictions of animal population trends
January 28th, 2015
Studying seasonality and the ebb and flow of resources helps this researcher predict animal population growth and decline.
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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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