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WCS radio collars iconic South American mammal

Guanacos are back - and getting into trouble - says a team of scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) tracking these iconic hoofed mammals across a variety of landscapes on the Chilean side of ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Helping rhinos from space

Official figures suggest this year will be the deadliest yet for rhinos, breaking the 2013 record of 1004 deaths from poaching. A new idea using space telescope technology could help rangers in their difficult ...

dateJan 08, 2015 in Space Exploration
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With experience, people can tell bears apart

Studying the social interaction of bears through the use of camera traps and visual observations requires that humans be able to tell individuals apart. A study done using volunteers to study the vulnerable Andean bear indicates ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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To reduce rhino poaching, take demand for horns seriously

Poaching rhinos for their horns is one of the most publicized conservation issues worldwide. From global trade bans and surveillance drones, to the involvement of celebrities such as British royal Prince Charles and NBA star Yao Ming, it seems no effort has been spared to win the so-called "rhino wars." Yet, 2014 ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Pacific states say tuna talks making slow progress

Pacific island states expressed frustration Wednesday at a lack of progress in talks aimed at protecting the region's valuable tuna resources, accusing powerful faraway fishing nations of stalling on conservation ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Ecology
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Study: Volunteering can help save wildlife

Participation of non-scientists as volunteers in conservation can play a significant role in saving wildlife, finds a new scientific research led by Duke University, USA, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation ...

dateNov 20, 2014 in Ecology
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