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PhysOrg
Marine vessel tracking system also a lifesaver for wildlifeA gray whale. A new paper from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in partners
Marine vessel tracking system also a lifesaver for wildlife
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
A gray whale. A new paper from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), in partnership with researchers and practitioners from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Space Quest, Google, and SkyTruth, reviews the use of a... Read more
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express
Endangered elephants in danger of being wiped out by TEENAGE ivory hunters TEENAGE ivory hunters have wiped out a herd of the most threatened elephants
Endangered elephants in danger of being wiped out by TEENAGE ivory hunters
express / Posted 2 days ago
TEENAGE ivory hunters have wiped out a herd of the most threatened elephants on the planet. 500 elephants have fallen victim to poachers for both their meat and tusks The... Read more
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USA Today
Indianapolis Prize finalists devote lives to wildlifeINDIANAPOLIS — They go weeks without bathing. Subsist for months on rice and po
Indianapolis Prize finalists devote lives to wildlife
USA Today / Posted 3 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS — They go weeks without bathing. Subsist for months on rice and potatoes. Travel to the ends of the Earth — all with an eye toward helping save the Earth for future generations. All six finalists for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize have... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Finalists announced for 2016 Indianapolis PrizeINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2016) – They’ve devoted their lives to protecting a
Finalists announced for 2016 Indianapolis Prize
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 3 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2016) – They’ve devoted their lives to protecting animals and overcoming incredible obstacles to make the world a better place. Indianapolis Prize officials revealed six finalists for the world’s leading award for animal... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
2016 Indianapolis Prize finalists announcedIndianapolis Prize officials have announced the six finalists for the world’s l
2016 Indianapolis Prize finalists announced
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 4 days ago
Indianapolis Prize officials have announced the six finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Dr. Joel Berger, Dr. Dee Boersma, Dr. Rodney Jackson, Professor Carl Jones, Dr. Carl Safina and Dr. Amanda Vincent advance in... Read more
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Lake Placid News
NYS grant enables Bronx Zoo to protect its historical photosNEW YORK (AP) — The Wildlife Conservation Society has received a New York state
NYS grant enables Bronx Zoo to protect its historical photos
Lake Placid News / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The Wildlife Conservation Society has received a New York state grant that will enable it to protect glass plate and film negatives dating to the founding of the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. The $16,674 grant will be used to... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYS grant enables Bronx Zoo to protect its historical photosNEW YORK (AP) - The Wildlife Conservation Society has received a New York state
NYS grant enables Bronx Zoo to protect its historical photos
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 4 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The Wildlife Conservation Society has received a New York state grant that will enable it to protect glass plate and film negatives dating to the founding of the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. The $16,674 grant will be used to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sh24 Billion Project Aims to Boost Growth in RangelandsArusha — People living across Tanzania's northern rangelands will benefit from
Sh24 Billion Project Aims to Boost Growth in Rangelands
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Arusha — People living across Tanzania's northern rangelands will benefit from a $12-million (about Sh24 billion) project aimed at improving livelihood, ecosystems, governance and economic growth across. The project's vision is an ecologically and... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
In defence of the ‘stray’ leopard: Why it’s forced into human habitatsEditor’s note: This story was first published on September 13, 2015. HT is repu
In defence of the ‘stray’ leopard: Why it’s forced into human habitats
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 days ago
Editor’s note: This story was first published on September 13, 2015. HT is repurposing it following an incident in Bangalore incident where a leopard strayed into a school Sunday’s leopard incident in Bengaluru has brought the endangered spotted... Read more
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The Hindu
High probability of leopard sightings in BengaluruA recent report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, based on leopard sighting
High probability of leopard sightings in Bengaluru
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
A recent report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, based on leopard sightings as shown in the media, places Bengaluru among the sub-districts where the leopard has been frequently spotted. Researchers have perused through media reports over a... Read more
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University of Queensland
‘Like second-hand smoke’: Worst emitters least affected by climate changeGlobal climate change resembles a room of second-hand smoke, new research has f
‘Like second-hand smoke’: Worst emitters least affected by climate change
University of Queensland / Posted 5 days ago
Global climate change resembles a room of second-hand smoke, new research has found, with countries emitting the least amount of gasses suffering the most. The study by The University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) shows a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Holy Crab! Fearless Australian Poses With Massive Coconut CrabMark Pierrot Pierrot needed two hands to lift the crab, whose massive pincers
Holy Crab! Fearless Australian Poses With Massive Coconut Crab
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 days ago
Mark Pierrot Pierrot needed two hands to lift the crab, whose massive pincers are used for digging into coconuts. Photo by Larry Madin, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Photo by Larry Madin, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Photo by... Read more
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The Star
Groups seek more passages for animals to cross roadsPETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s roads are not safe enough for animals to cross and mo
Groups seek more passages for animals to cross roads
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s roads are not safe enough for animals to cross and more infrastructure is needed to help them do so, green groups said. Their warnings came after a tiger was killed on a highway yesterday. More than 100 animals were hit... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Mekong expedition covers 2,000km by bike - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddre
Mekong expedition covers 2,000km by bike
Chichester Observer / Posted 6 days ago
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New Kerala
Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate changeSydney, Feb 6 : Nations producing less greenhouse gases are most vulnerable to
Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate change
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
Sydney, Feb 6 : Nations producing less greenhouse gases are most vulnerable to climate change, while the highest emitting countries are ironically least exposed to environmental change effects triggered by global warming, according to a new study.... Read more
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examiner.com
Study finds global inequity in climate changeThe major problems caused by man-made climate change impact the regions of the
Study finds global inequity in climate change
examiner.com / Posted 7 days ago
The major problems caused by man-made climate change impact the regions of the Earth that are the not likely to pollute and are not financially capable of defending themselves from the effects of climate change. Researchers from the University of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Key threats to siamese crocodiles and highlights lessons learned from 15 years of conservation workA new paper 'Status, distribution and ecology of the Siamese crocodile Crocodyl
Key threats to siamese crocodiles and highlights lessons learned from 15 years of conservation work
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
A new paper 'Status, distribution and ecology of the Siamese crocodile Crocodylus siamensis in Cambodia' (October 2015, Cambodian Journal of Natural History) reports that fewer than 400 wild Siamese crocodiles remain in Cambodia, following decades of... Read more
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Market Watch
British pilot killed by elephant poachers in TanzaniaLightRocket via Getty Images Some 35,000 elephants are killed every year as de
British pilot killed by elephant poachers in Tanzania
Market Watch / Posted 12 days ago
LightRocket via Getty Images Some 35,000 elephants are killed every year as demand for ivory rises. A British pilot on an anti-poaching mission was killed on Friday when elephant poachers armed with AK-47s fired on his helicopter. “January 29,... Read more
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Orange County Register
Unemployed, Myanmar's elephants grow antsy, and heavierWA KALU PU, Myanmar – Dragging giant tree trunks up and down the steep hillside
Unemployed, Myanmar's elephants grow antsy, and heavier
Orange County Register / Posted 12 days ago
WA KALU PU, Myanmar – Dragging giant tree trunks up and down the steep hillsides of sweltering jungles is a tough job. But there is something worse, say owners of Myanmar’s logging elephants: having no job at all. Shrinking forests and a law enacted... Read more
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International Business Times
Animal selfies: Camera traps take photos of tropical forest animals posing Animals in tropical forest protection areas have been photographed by camera tr
Animal selfies: Camera traps take photos of tropical forest animals posing
International Business Times / Posted 13 days ago
Animals in tropical forest protection areas have been photographed by camera traps to assess their population numbers – and some of them took the opportunity for a photoshoot. The study, published in PLOS Biology, found that of the 244 species... Read more
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New Kerala
Best defense against climate change is...Washington D.C, Jan 29 : Intact nature offers the best defense against the clim
Best defense against climate change is...
New Kerala / Posted 14 days ago
Washington D.C, Jan 29 : Intact nature offers the best defense against the climate change, according to a recent study. The study conducted by CSIRO, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland found that worldwide responses... Read more
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PhysOrg
Intact nature offers best defense against climate changeIntact forests like this one in Madagascar represent our greatest protection ag
Intact nature offers best defense against climate change
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
Intact forests like this one in Madagascar represent our greatest protection against floods and storms. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS Worldwide responses to climate change could leave people worse off in the future according to a recent study... Read more
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Newswise
Welcome to the World: New Chameleon Emerges From Wilds of Tanzania Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsActa Herpetologica **NEWS FRO
Welcome to the World: New Chameleon Emerges From Wilds of Tanzania
Newswise / Posted 16 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsActa Herpetologica **NEWS FROM WCS** WELCOME TO THE WORLD: New Chameleon Emerges from Wilds of Tanzania • Discovery underscores... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Project to Benefit Residents, WildlifeArusha — The people and wildlife living across Tanzania's northern rangelands w
Project to Benefit Residents, Wildlife
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
Arusha — The people and wildlife living across Tanzania's northern rangelands will benefit from a new project aimed at improving people's livelihood, ecosystems, governance and economic growth across the landscape. The project's vision is an... Read more
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New Kerala
Myanmar to begin dolphin survey next monthNay Pyi Taw, Jan 25 : Myanmar Wildlife Conservation Society will begin its annu
Myanmar to begin dolphin survey next month
New Kerala / Posted 18 days ago
Nay Pyi Taw, Jan 25 : Myanmar Wildlife Conservation Society will begin its annual survey of the Irrawaddy River dolphin on February 5, said the society on Monday. The 10-day-long survey will be conducted along the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay,... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
NYC's libraries, zoos closed by heavy snowfallNEW YORK (AP) - The New York City's public libraries and zoos are closed becaus
NYC's libraries, zoos closed by heavy snowfall
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 20 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City's public libraries and zoos are closed because of the storm that is dumping 1 to 3 inches of snow an hour on the metro area. All of the libraries are closed Saturday including the Brooklyn Public Library, New York... Read more
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The Columbian
Oregon Zoo names new director, who worked at Smithsonian’s attractionPORTLAND — The most-visited paid attraction in Oregon has a new leader. The Or
Oregon Zoo names new director, who worked at Smithsonian’s attraction
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
PORTLAND — The most-visited paid attraction in Oregon has a new leader. The Oregon Zoo announced Wednesday that Donald E. Moore, a senior scientist at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and a man with nearly 40 years of experience in wildlife... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Oregon Zoo names new director; he worked at Smithsonian's National ZooThe most-visited paid attraction in the state has a new leader. The Oregon Zoo
Oregon Zoo names new director; he worked at Smithsonian's National Zoo
OregonLive.com / Posted 23 days ago
The most-visited paid attraction in the state has a new leader. The Oregon Zoo announced Wednesday that Donald E. Moore, a senior scientist at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and a man with nearly 40 years of experience in wildlife conservation,... Read more
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Science Daily
Tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversityTEAM researchers monitored 244 species of ground-dwelling mammals and birds in
Tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversity
Science Daily / Posted 24 days ago
TEAM researchers monitored 244 species of ground-dwelling mammals and birds in 15 protected areas spanning tropical regions in Central and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. They analyzed more than 2.5 million pictures captured by more than... Read more
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PhysOrg
Camera traps reveal that tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversityBiodiversity in tropical forest protected areas may be faring better than previ
Camera traps reveal that tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversity
PhysOrg / Posted 24 days ago
Biodiversity in tropical forest protected areas may be faring better than previously thought, according to a study publishing in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology on January 19th. The study, "Standardized Assessment of Biodiversity Trends in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
PNG activists protecting wildlife from costume fatePNG wildlife campaigners protecting emblematic species from costume fate with p
PNG activists protecting wildlife from costume fate
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 28 days ago
PNG wildlife campaigners protecting emblematic species from costume fate with preservation kit Wildlife campaigners in Papua New Guinea are hoping to save an emblematic species from over-hunting, by protecting the hides of those that have already... Read more
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Newswise
Study: Deadly Amphibian Fungus May Decline **NEWS FROM WCS** • Scientists predict a major range contraction of chytri
Study: Deadly Amphibian Fungus May Decline
Newswise / Posted 28 days ago
**NEWS FROM WCS** • Scientists predict a major range contraction of chytrid in Africa’s Albertine Rift over the next century. • Climate models predict warmer... Read more
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Newswise
Bear’s Best Friends Detection dogs help map out bear habitat in Greater Yellowstone Available for
Bear’s Best Friends
Newswise / Posted 29 days ago
Detection dogs help map out bear habitat in Greater Yellowstone Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsWestern North American Naturalist Newswise — A recently released study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)... Read more

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