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Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: U.S. Doubles Down

Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: U.S. Doubles Down

Wendy Redal February 21, 2015 0

Within the open expanse of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge just outside Denver, you’ll find an unseemly sight – a large government building surrounded by short-grass prairie and wetlands. In contrast to

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Video: Slow-Motion Capture of a Running Cheetah

Video: Slow-Motion Capture of a Running Cheetah

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2015 18

Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet: they can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only three seconds. And thanks to their spines that are proportionally the longest and most flexible in

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Should We Vaccinate Wild Animals for Canine Distemper Virus?

Should We Vaccinate Wild Animals for Canine Distemper Virus?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 17, 2015 14

The world’s tigers face considerable threats today: poaching, habitat loss, depletion of their prey and retaliatory kills by humans when the big cats take livestock. But now, a new threat has surfaced: the canine

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New Year: Top 10 Things I Learned about Nature in 2014

New Year: Top 10 Things I Learned about Nature in 2014

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 30, 2014 20

The year 2014 is now in its final hours.Traditionally, during these last, waning days, we look back on what kind of year we just had, what we accomplished and what we could have done

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Seeding the Earth: When We Lose an Animal, We Lose a Forest

Seeding the Earth: When We Lose an Animal, We Lose a Forest

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 25, 2014 9

When we hear news about the declining numbers—and even near-extinction—of some of the world’s largest animals, such as tigers and rhinos, we usually think about that loss in terms of the planet’s diminishing animal biodiversity

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Half Earth: Could Setting Aside 50 Percent of the World for Wildlife Really Work?

Half Earth: Could Setting Aside 50 Percent of the World for Wildlife Really Work?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 23, 2014 21

Although experts have been warning of an imminent sixth mass extinction for almost four years, to date most conservation appeals for battling the crisis have been, at best, attempts to stem the tide. None

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Rhinos Without Borders Attempts Massive Rhino Relocation

Rhinos Without Borders Attempts Massive Rhino Relocation

Chris Miller September 7, 2014 0

The rhinos of Africa are faced with a sad reality. Every seven hours a rhinoceros life is taken by poachers, and without the help of conservation efforts, the two African rhino species face the

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Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 27, 2014 8

The spike in illegal wildlife trade continues: in 2013, poachers killed 1,004 rhinos in South Africa alone; and in 2012, some 15,000 elephants were slaughtered at 42 sites across 27 African countries, according to

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