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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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How Two Women Brought a Sea Change to Conservation (Op-Ed)
women, conservation, women in science
March 28th, 2014
From uncovering the graceful dances of fiddler crabs to innovating for the study of fish anatomy, women trailblazers helped guide conservation research in the last century.
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Good News, Bears: Satellites Could Spy on Arctic Species
polar bears arctic satellite demography
July 9th, 2014
Satellites could be a promising tool for tracking Arctic wildlife on the ground, a new study suggests.
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Sustainable Ranching: Where Cows and Capybara Roam (Op-Ed)
Aerial view of the Pantanal
April 29th, 2014
In the Pantanal of Brazil, ranchers and wildlife co-exist.
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Developing World Boasts Leading Women Conservationists (Op-Ed)
An African Elephant and calf
March 26th, 2014
Women conservationists in developing nations face obstacles, societal and otherwise, that make their accomplishments even more profound.
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Killer Whales Bully Lone Blue Whale in Rare Video
Orcas Attack Blue Whale
March 5th, 2014
Incredible video shows a gang of orcas attacking a lone blue whale off the coast of California.
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Zoos, Aquariums and Their Visitors Are Critical Advocates for Conservation (Op-Ed)
children, zoos, aquarium
April 23rd, 2014
Zoos and aquariums are hubs for inspiring the public to support wildlife conservation.
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A Crocodile Hunt, Redefined, in Southeastern Cuba (Op-Ed)
American crocodile hatchling
March 19th, 2014
The American crocodile is a dangerous animal, but that doesn't prevent women from helping lead their conservation.
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