Dispatches

Our Imminently Threatened Coral Reefs
Our Imminently Threatened Coral Reefs

by George Stevens

Coral reefs provide food to millions of people, unique chemicals for use in medicine, protect coastlines from erosion and storms, and are a major part of the thriving global tourism industry. In all, it…

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- Jul 11, 2012
New Protection for the Heart of the Congo
New Protection for the Heart of the Congo

by Kathryn Dixon

The Sahgha Tri-National Protected Area (TNS) bounds 10,000 square miles (25,000 square kilometers) of one of the most pristine regions of equatorial Africa, encompassing tropical forests, wetlands and…

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- Jul 10, 2012
Florida Black Bear No Longer Endangered
Florida Black Bear No Longer Endangered

by Merri Collins

The Florida black bear, a subspecies of the North American black bear, was removed from Florida’s Endangered Species List by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on June 27th.

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- Jul 06, 2012
In Sri Lanka, Efforts to Save Earth’s Largest Animal
In Sri Lanka, Efforts to Save Earth’s Largest Animal

by Kathryn Dixon

Sri Lanka, an island located off the southern coast of India, has been called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” due to its rich culture, tropical forests, diverse landscapes and abundant biodiversity. The…

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- Jul 03, 2012
Cyclists and Pedestrians Help Wildlife with Roadkill Survey
Cyclists and Pedestrians Help Wildlife with Roadkill Survey

by Alexandre Manigault

Roads are omnipresent in most landscapes around the globe. Roads provide a high level of connectivity in a human engineered and industrialized environment, but there is a price to pay. Whatever land a…

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- Jul 01, 2012
Canada’s Vanishing Sage Grouse
Canada’s Vanishing Sage Grouse

by Merri Collins

A dramatic decrease in Canada’s sage grouse population reported this spring has led many to believe this prairie bird, listed as endangered in Canada since 1998, is facing extinction.

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- Jun 28, 2012
The First Sumatran Rhino to be Born in Captivity in Indonesia
The First Sumatran Rhino to be Born in Captivity in Indonesia

by George Stevens

Last Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, the female rhino Ratu gave birth to a baby male after a 16-month gestation period. The baby rhino was named Andatu,…

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- Jun 28, 2012
Atrazine, a continued concern for all
Atrazine, a continued concern for all

by Jessica Schmonsky

Research published earlier this year, detailing the effects of the popular herbicide atrazine on amphibians, reignited ongoing controversy over using chemicals to control our environment.

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- Jun 27, 2012
Saving New Zealand’s Rarest Kiwi Bird
Saving New Zealand’s Rarest Kiwi Bird

by Kathryn Dixon

Twenty young flightless rowi kiwis got the chance to fly this week, as part of intense conservation efforts by the BNZ Save The Kiwi Trust to preserve this rarest of kiwi birds.

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- Jun 26, 2012
Lead Poisoning Threatens Condor Population
Lead Poisoning Threatens Condor Population

by Michael Warren

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science has made a clear connection between lead poisoning in California Condors and the lead found in hunting ammunition. An article…

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- Jun 25, 2012
Tracking the Pacific Octopus
Tracking the Pacific Octopus

by Merri Collins

The solitary and elusive Giant Pacific octopus, found in coastal waters of the North Pacific, holds the title of largest and longest-lived of the octopus species. The largest Pacific octopus on record…

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- Jun 22, 2012
The Extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger
The Extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger

by George Stevens

The last known wild Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) was shot in 1930, and the last thylacine in captivity died six years later in the Hobart Zoo. The Tasmanian tiger was officially declared extinct in 1986,…

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- Jun 21, 2012

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