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Honolulu Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte

16 April 2021

Hawaii, United States

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After a five-year effort to reintroduce the alala bird on Hawaii’s Big Island failed, conservationists are looking into releasing the nearly extinct Hawaiian crow on a different island. Of the 30 birds released in 201...

Tygodnik Powszechny

Krzysztof Story

8 April 2021

Poland

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Scientists, NGOs, conservationists, and the government worked together to bring the Polish wolf back from the brink of extinction. Methods like GPS tracking and genetic sampling have helped politicians made decisions ...

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Emily Sohn

Carla Rhodes

23 February 2021

Assam, India

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Purnima Devi Barman has been building trust and working with various community members to save a stork species called the greater adjutant in India. Because of her work, she has inspired more than 10,000 women and the...

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Katie Jewett

Luka Dakskobler

15 December 2020

Slovenia

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Scientists in Slovenia are working to understand the mysteries of salamanders — known as olms — that live in natural caves and how best to protect this vulnerable species. Industrial pollution infiltrates the water sy...

Science Magazine

Max G. Levy

20 October 2020

Melbourne, Australia

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Those wacky waving inflatable tube men normally seen outside car dealerships may also have a dual purpose: stopping wild dingoes from killing livestock. Inspired by a similar attempt in Oregon, scientists tested the a...

Mongabay

Tony Carnie

28 September 2020

Durban, South Africa

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A cheetah conservation project in South Africa has helped the cat population rebound over the years by securing them in wildlife reserves. The Cheetah Metapopulation Project started in 2011 when there were 217 cheetah...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Kevin Knodell

6 September 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Members of the Marine Corps in Hawaii often pull double duty: military training and endangered species protection. For example, in June, the Marines roped off 13 green sea turtle nests on a local beach. Part of their ...

The Narwhal

Sarah Cox

29 August 2020

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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The Vancouver Island marmot is making a comeback, thanks to recovery efforts from the Marmot Recovery Foundation. By 2003, there were only 27 marmots left in Canada’s wilderness, but their population has rebounded to ...

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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

23 August 2020

Botswana

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As a way to prevent livestock from being attacked by predators and to decrease conflict between farmers and big cats, a pair of conservation biologists painted eyes on the backsides of cattle to fool carnivores during...

The Narwhal

Sarah Cox

Ryan Dickie

25 July 2020

British Columbia, Canada

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To save the dwindling caribou herds in Canada, the West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations capture pregnant caribou cows from the herd by helicopter and raise them in pens to ensure the calves are old en...

The New York Times

Adam Satariano

1 May 2020

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

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A company called Mootral is studying whether changing a cattle’s diet could make the animals belch and flatulate less methane. They created a food supplement out of compounds from garlic, citrus, and other additives, ...

Planet Forward

Francesca Edralin

14 January 2020

United States

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Agricultural and marine scientists teamed up to tackle methane emissions from cow belches. They created a formula made up of red algae seaweed that cut methane emissions from the animals by 70 percent. While tests sti...

Mountain Outlaw

Jessianne Castle

Winter 2019

Montana, United States

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Scientists are working with houndsmen and houndswomen to track mountain lions in Montana to understand their behavior and to better estimate their population. By forming this partnership and using GPS collars, the tea...

Are We Europe

Julia Migné

3 September 2019

Antarctica

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping ex...

BBC

Patrick Aryee

20 May 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Buildings with permeable surfaces increase energy efficiency, mimicking natural structures. In Harare, Zimbabwe, the Eastgate Centre employs methods borrowed from termite mound construction to efficiently regulate the...

Forbes

Melissa Cristina Márquez

29 April 2019

Bahamas

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The research group, Beneath the Waves, is cultivating cross-sector collaborations with nonprofits, scientists, and individual philanthropists in order to better study the movements and patterns of sharks in the Bahama...

National Geographic

Sarah Feldberg

5 March 2019

Codfish Island, New Zealand

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Scientists, volunteers, and rangers are working around the clock to save the endangered kakapo, a native New Zealand bird. With only 147 of these charismatic birds left in the world, they’re taking a multi-pronged, hi...

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Stacy Nick

14 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Species Survival Plan Coordinators help grow zoo populations across the United States sustainably. In an interview with the vice president of Animal Care at Denver Zoo, Hollie Colahan, she explains how detailed and sc...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Stephanie Morse

9 November 2018

Greer, Arizona, United States

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Arizona’s Game & Fish Department is taking a proactive approach to chronic wasting disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative disease found in deer, elk, and moose. The department works with hunters during hunting season to t...

Al Jazeera

Yaara Bou Melhem

5 June 2018

New Zealand

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In New Zealand, the wetapunga is a large insect that is approaching extinction due to human causes. Because the species are critical to the ecosystem, the Auckland Zoo is focusing efforts on expanding education about ...

Next City

Amanda Arnold

15 December 2017

New York, New York, United States

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MICRO, a new New York City-based non-profit, has developed niche-emphasizing, science-focused “museums” around the city. Through these installations, MICRO brings art and environmental knowledge to people outside of a...

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April Reese

14 November 2017

New Zealand

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New Zealand has an ambitious initiative in place to eradicate millions of evasive species by 2050, but that doesn't mean researchers have halted short-term actions to stabilized species and avoid extinction. The kakap...

Bloomberg CityLab

Linda Poon

9 August 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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It is currently estimated that there are 2 million rats in New York City. With numbers that high, cities including Washington, D.C. and Chicago along with New York City have teams employed solely to control the rat po...

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Katie Jewett

26 July 2017

Evergreen, Washington, United States

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There are currently 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. According to rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni, that's a lot of brainpower and potential sitting unused. It was this thought that inspired t...

New York Post

Danika Fears

30 May 2017

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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In countries like Cambodia, Angola, and Mozambique, rats are saving lives by detecting untriggered land mines. An international nonprofit, Apopo, provides funding a training and works with local organizations to opera...

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