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Could adorable tiny tech backpacks save the honeybees?

The Christian Science Monitor

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Concerned with colony collapse syndrome in honey bees worldwide, scientists, farmers and tech companies teamed up in Australia to create a micro-sensor that collects data on the bee's environment.

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African Farmers Are Building Sustainable Beehive Fences to Protect Their Crops From Wild Elephants

GOOD Magazine

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A team of entrepreneurial zoologists have devised a way to help farmers in rural Africa protect their property from the persistent threat of wild elephants trampling their crops. Christened the Beehive Fence, it’s a remarkably simple solution to this elephantine problem.

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How Smart Animal Shelters Aim for ‘Zero Kill'

The New York Times

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Each year, close to three million dogs and cats are killed in shelters - in some cities more than 70 percent of the animals in shelters are euthanized. Target Zero is a program that works with fellow cities to spay and neuter animals and return them to the streets - public complaints about animal...

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Welcome to the world of rhino conservation

Ensia

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There are only five northern white rhinos left in existence - all in captivity and unable to breed. Researchers work to identify the most valuable solution to rhino poaching in order to prevent the animal from going extinct.

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Harnessing Local Pride for Global Conservation

The New York Times

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The World Conservation Union estimates that 40 percent of the more than 40,000 species it tracks on its Red List are close to extinction and this problem requires humans to change their behavior to fix it. Rare’s the Pride Campaign uses social marketing to attract attention and communicate the c...

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No-crossing zones

Conservation Magazine

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Banff National Park in Canada is piloting the use of electrified mats to keep wildlife away from railroad tracks and prevent the death of animals by trains.

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Home on the range

Earth Island

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A robust population of grizzly bears can be an indicator of healthy land; however, the bears also can destroy grain bins, consume vegetation, and kill livestock. Ranchers work with the Canadian government and local conservation groups to protect their resources with bear-proof grain bins and elec...

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On Columbia, ‘just add water' seems to be working

The Seattle Times

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New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that revolves around the river, including for native peoples.

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In Grizzly country, what do you do with a dead cow?

Modern Farmer

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When cattle die on ranches in Montana, they can attract grizzly bears that can come dangerously close landowners, ranches, and living livestock. Blackfoot Challenge, a coalition of ranchers and landowners who work with the government, collects and composts dead cattle into odorless woodchips. The...

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The Roads Scholar

High Country News

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Many wildlife are killed each year as they are hit by cars when crossing highways. Montana built crossing structures over high risk sections of highways, such as grass covered tunnels, for animals to cross safely and reduce car accidents.

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