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Animal 'Selfies' Reveal Amazing Biodiversity in Tropical Forests
January 25th, 2016
A network of motion-activated cameras monitored by conservationists is capturing millions of photos of unsuspecting wildlife, helping scientists to glimpse the big picture of worldwide biodiversity in protected areas.
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As Habitat Vanishes, Migratory Birds Are in Free Fall (Op-Ed)
Far Eastern curlew
December 11th, 2015
Migratory birds are losing ground, literally, at every stage of their flights.
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Bad Omen or Wise Advisor? Evocative Owls Star in Photos
snowy owls
October 1st, 2015
Not all owls look like the generic Halloween cutout.
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Photos: Hidden Cameras Find Diverse Animals in Tropical Forests
camera trap biodiversity images
January 25th, 2016
Camera trap images represent birds and ground-dwelling mammals living in highly diverse ecosystems in protected areas.
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8 Baby Turtles and Tortoises: Cute, and Critically Endangered (Photos)
Chinese Yellow-headed Box Turtle Hatchling, endangered species
November 6th, 2015
Can these tiny turtles help prevent their species' extinctions?
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From a Childhood Fascination with Fish to a Career in Conservation
Colorful fish in basket
August 13th, 2015
Coral reefs are key to wildlife, and human, survival — and they may yet be saved.
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Majestic Vultures, Kings of the Sky (Photos)
White-backed vulture beak
July 2nd, 2015
The majestic vulture is on the decline across the globe, and if they fade, what will happen to the carrion they clear from the Earth?
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For Hippos, Their Charismatic Looks Won't Keep Them Safe (Photos)
hippos, hippopotamus, wildlife conservation
December 11th, 2015
Hippopotamuses may be adorable, but they still face terrible poaching.
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Nearly 30 Years After Chernobyl Disaster, Wildlife Returns to the Area
Moose in Chernobyl
October 13th, 2015
Almost 30 years after a horrific accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant released massive amounts of radiation and became one of the world's worst nuclear catastrophes, many native wildlife species are once again finding refuge in the area.
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Paying for Nature's Bounty? It May be the Cheaper Alternative (Op-Ed)
A woman walks down a road surrounded by tall green trees.
August 13th, 2015
It may seem unusual to pay for something as, well, natural as nature, but a new economic model suggests just that, and it seems to be working, argues Jane Carter Ingram.
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