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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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5 Ways Cecil the Lion Helped Scientists Understand Big Cats
Cecil the lion.
August 7th, 2015
Here are a few of the things researchers learned from the lion and his brethren.
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Oldest Banded Bald Eagle Dies, But Sets New Longevity Record
bald eagle beak
June 16th, 2015
The oldest known banded bald eagle was killed by a car recently, but the 38-year-old bird of prey set a new longevity record.
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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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Bird Migrants Offer a Glimpse of the Planet's Health
Andean condor
June 2nd, 2015
Bird migration is at its peak — catch a glimpse as they pass through, a sign of the health of our planet.
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Cranky Parrots? Weird Island Animals Described in Long-Lost Report
animals, mauritius, birds, ecology
May 7th, 2015
A newly translated report reveals the dodo bird was not the only wacky animal inhabitant of the island of Mauritius: Bad-tempered parrots, wart-faced pigeons and several other now-extinct but noteworthy indigenous animals called this land home.
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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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NYC Ivory Crush Sends Strong Anti-Poaching Message
Ivory Crush event in Times Square
June 19th, 2015
Some 1,500 people gathered in New York City's Times Square today to witness the destruction of 1 ton of confiscated ivory — a move intended to demonstrate to the world that objects made from poached ivory have no value.
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Adorable Andean Bears at Play (Photos)
andean bears
May 30th, 2015
Bespectacled Andean bears give pandas some cuteness competition.
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