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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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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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Crushing the Ivory Trade in China (Photos)
WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, conservation
May 6th, 2015
The ivory trade is taking a hit as Chinese social media ramps up to protect elephants.
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Stunning Songbirds Return for Spring (Photos)
Blue Jay, climate change, spring
April 23rd, 2015
For many of us, spring has arrived when the songbirds return.
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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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'Dementor' Wasps and Long-Fanged Bats! Trove of New Species Found
new species, Soul-sucking dementor wasp
May 28th, 2015
A paralysis-inducing wasp, a color-changing toad and a bat with eerily long teeth — what do all of these critters have in common?
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Endangered Elephants Could Find Savior in Chinese Chat Sites (Op-Ed)
social media, ivory sales, elephants, conservation
May 6th, 2015
In China, social media is changing ivory's social status.
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