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Pipe Wrench

Shanna B. Tiayon

15 June 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Black Country Roller Club and its founder, Cornell Norwood, fostered a subculture in Los Angeles' South Central neighborhoods among Black men who broke the color barrier in competitive pigeon husbandry. Besides th...

Outriders

Lola García-Ajofrín

24 May 2021

Sri Lanka

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New tactics are being implemented to prevent elephants from approaching farmland in Sri Lanka. Clashes between people and elephants have increased with the expansion of small farms encroaching into elephant habitats. ...

Next City

Jill Kestler-D'Amours

25 March 2020

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Studies show that between 5-10 percent of people living in homelessness are believed to have a pet, which could be a barrier to folks looking to spend the night in shelters that do not allow animals. Springs Rescue Mi...

Equal Times

Evelyn Lirri

8 January 2020

Uganda

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Animal-assisted therapy offers benefits to those suffering from trauma. In Uganda, the Comfort Dog Project pairs victims of the country's decades-long civil war with companion animals. The dogs help victims, many of w...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Lauren J. Mapp

19 November 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Several San Diego organizations bring pets into senior-living facilities and hospitals to provide the scientifically proven benefits of a pet's companionship. The focus on elderly people, including those with dementia...

Tenderly

Michele C. Hollow

19 August 2019

New York, United States

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Martin Agee, an accomplished violinist who has performed at Lincoln Center and on Broadway, volunteers for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and got an idea when he saw how reading to dogs ...

Atlas Obscura

Vittoria Traverso

12 June 2019

California, United States

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Apis Arborea, a bee rewilding organization, seeks to educate the public on how to sustainably and responsibly rehabilitate and save the world’s bee population. Headed by Michael Joshin Thiele, the organization is help...

Borderzine

Nicole Madrid

13 May 2019

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The city of El Paso, Texas has implemented a successful trap, neuter, return strategy to deal with the large numbers of feral cats in the city. The cost effective and more humane model replaced the previous euthanasia...

Berkeley Science Review

Casey Smith

11 May 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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The Urban Bee Lab at UC Berkeley has spent over a decade collecting data about native Californian bees who regularly interact with humans so that they can share their findings to help farmers improve production. The l...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

29 April 2019

Manhattan, Montana, United States

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In the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where more bears and more people are increasingly occupying the same general space, the Montana Bear Education Working Group is prepared. By holding workshops and events to teach ...

Pacific Standard

Tony Rehagen

17 April 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Using animals as a form of therapy is not a new concept, but combining this practice with traditional Lakota horse rituals has proven to be a powerful anecdote for treating youth mental trauma in these communities. Tr...

The New York Times

Ellie Shechet

25 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Horticulture therapy uses relaxation and mindfulness to reduce stress, and even assist in recovery. While the application of horticultural activities and gardening in clinical therapy has existed for over a century, m...

Pacific Standard

Vasudevan Sridharan

7 March 2019

Valparai, India

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Elephant-human interaction has too often led to conflict or danger in India. New research supports a forest authority’s early-warning system to send text, phone, and visual alerts when elephants are nearby. The integr...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

24 January 2019

Huay Ton Chok, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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A handful of viruses can spread from diseased animals to humans leading to deadly epidemics that could have been prevented if the animals had been identified and treated. In Thailand, doctors are trying to do just thi...

Citizen-Times

Karen Chávez

4 January 2019

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina, a group of planners and conservationists are working to install wildlife corridors along a stretch of I-40, allowing animals like elk and bears to cross safely. The plan has myriad benefits: stoppin...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Fox

16 November 2018

Villardeciervos, Zamora, Spain

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In northwestern Spain, the perception of wolves is shifting from "vermin" to "tourist attraction"--a crucial conservation step for the estimated 2,000 wolves remaining in Spain. Thanks to the efforts of conservation g...

Bloomberg CityLab

Emma Jacobs

26 October 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Feeding the raccoons in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park was a tourist activity promoted by websites and supported by park vendors selling cat food. When the result was overpopulation of raccoons unafraid of people, steps ...

The New York Times

Laura Holson

17 August 2018

Les Epesses, France

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France's second largest theme park faces a daily dilemma of people not throwing their trash away in the bins. To bring awareness to this issue, the park has trained crows to pick up the trash. Although not necessarily...

NationSwell

Hallie Steiner

15 August 2018

New York, United States

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Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in upstate New York has implemented a program that pairs puppies with inmates, offering a sense of purpose for both the dog and human. The inmates are tasked with training the puppi...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

26 July 2018

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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Training inmates to raise service dogs can benefit everyone involved. Inmates gain skills and a sense of purpose, and the dogs go on to help wounded veterans and first responders. “I’ve been here for years,” says a se...

KMGH-TV

Kumasi Aaron

9 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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In one Colorado classroom, the teacher's pet, a dog named Buster, is teaching students lessons about patience, responsibility, and confidence.

Ensia

Kristina Johnson

28 November 2017

Tom Miner Basin, Montana, United States

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With the lifting of federal protection on top predators like grizzly bears, many are concerned that landowners will be more likely to shoot predators found on their ranches and farmland, risking the fragile stability ...

Ensia

Isabelle Groc

11 October 2017

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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The challenges of wildlife conservation are numerous, including illegal hunting and habitat loss. Numerous organizations, including the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, are training people, from farmers to scient...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

11 October 2017

Narbeth, Pennsylvania, United States

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Overwhelmingly, individuals who have been incarcerated will spend the rest of their lives dragging in-and-out of prison, with few resources to help break the cycle and get them back on their feet. But one program call...

National Geographic

Sharon Guynup

5 October 2017

Aleppo, Syria

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The war in Syria has created thousands of traumatized victims, but not all of them are human. In an incredible feat of international diplomacy, collaboration, determination, and courage, a small group of compassionate...

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