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First snow leopards collared in Afghanistan

Two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting ...

dateJul 17, 2012 in Ecology
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Poisons on public lands put wildlife at risk (w/ Video)

Rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms may be sickening and killing the fisher, a rare forest carnivore that makes its home in some of the most remote areas of California, according to a team of researchers led by University ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Ecology
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Study: Wolverines need refrigerators

Wolverines live in harsh conditions; they range over large areas of cold mountainous low-productivity habitat with persistent snow. The paper suggests wolverines take advantage of the crevices and boulders ...

dateJul 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Pakistan's national mammal makes a comeback

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts.

dateJul 03, 2012 in Ecology
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UN protects 'wild heart' of Central Africa

A Central African protected area that straddles three countries and teems with gorillas, elephants, and chimpanzees has been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural ...

dateJul 02, 2012 in Ecology
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Civil war endangers Myanmar's ailing tigers

Efforts to stop Myanmar's tigers being hunted to extinction are under threat from a civil war raging in a region home to the world's biggest sanctuary for the endangered cats, experts warn.

dateJun 22, 2012 in Ecology
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Gas development linked to wildlife habitat loss

A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society documents that intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from their traditional wintering ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Ecology
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First camera trap photos of rare leopard in China

The first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China have recently been taken by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve in Jilin Province according to the Wildlife Conservation ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Ecology
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Russia declares 'Land of the Leopard' National Park

The Wildlife Conservation Society commends the Russian government for creating a new national park to protect critically endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers and the world's rarest big cat: the Far Eastern leopard.

dateApr 13, 2012 in Ecology
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One solution to global overfishing found

A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that "co-management"—a ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Environment
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