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Poachers Hack into a Tiger’s GPS Collar: Are Wildlife Tracking Devices Helping Criminals?

Poachers Hack into a Tiger’s GPS Collar: Are Wildlife Tracking Devices Helping Criminals?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 22, 2013 18

There’s no doubt that tracking devices, such as GPS collars, have helped researchers monitor and conserve wildlife. While the necessity of capturing and handling wild animals—and the high costs involved—in order to attach these

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Video: The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Video: The Last Tasmanian Tiger

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2012 16

As with the film footage of the last known imperial woodpecker or the remains of the last passenger pigeon, seeing video of the final member of any animal’s kind is sad and eerie, and

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Video: The Right Whale Encounter

Video: The Right Whale Encounter

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2012 6

The most rare of all large whales, right whales were given their common name by whalers, who identified them as the “right whales” to kill. At 50 feet long and weighing 70 tons, right

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Video: Giant Galapagos Tortoise Makes a Movie

Video: Giant Galapagos Tortoise Makes a Movie

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 19, 2012 2

The passing of Lonesome George last month was a sobering event for the whole world. With him went the last of his kind, the giant Galapagos Pinta tortoise. To the many of you who

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Bhutan Takes Measures Against Wildlife Poaching

Bhutan Takes Measures Against Wildlife Poaching

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 20, 2012 11

By any measure, Bhutan is a spiritual place, known for how it assesses the quality of life of its citizens, phrased as “gross national happiness (GNH).” The term, in fact, was coined in 1972

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The Incredible, Shrinking Wild World and Why Size Matters

The Incredible, Shrinking Wild World and Why Size Matters

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 6, 2012 9

Animals and plants are shrinking, and most scientists believe that global warming is the cause. Recently, researchers examined 85 species and found that 45 percent of them have been steadily decreasing in size from

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Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 14, 2012 3

An arctic fox off the coast of Baffin Island has recently proved that wanderlust isn’t restricted to humans. Apparently, this little canid—and some others of her kind—has a propensity for it, too. In spring

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Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Tracking Devices on Narwhals and Other Wildlife Wear

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2011 7

After missing for more than eight years, Petunia, an American Staffordshire terrier, was found. She had disappeared from her home in Virginia sometime around Thanksgiving 2003. Last weekend, she was located in an animal

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