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Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)
Zookeeper Nora Beirne feeds red panda
July 22nd, 2014
Zoo keepers have an interesting job — some days you cuddle with endangered species, others you just try not to get bitten.
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Zoos, Aquariums and Their Visitors Are Critical Advocates for Conservation (Op-Ed)
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April 23rd, 2014
Zoos and aquariums are hubs for inspiring the public to support wildlife conservation.
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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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Stepping up Conservation in Fiji — in Stilettos (Op-Ed)
women weavers, conservation, fiji
March 12th, 2014
A rising star in marine conservation tells how she gave up her muddy boots for a scuba suit to protect coastal fisheries in Fiji.
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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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