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Video: Saving an African Lion

Video: Saving an African Lion

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2014 11

While it’s never been easy to make your living as an animal in Africa, wildlife presently residing there face even more challenges than their ancestors did. For example, in the last four months in

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Video: Google Glass Aids Rhino Conservation Groundwork

Video: Google Glass Aids Rhino Conservation Groundwork

WWF April 25, 2014 0

WWF has actively been looking at how technology is transforming conservation. As a Google Glass Explorer,  WWF has started to test Field Notes, a tool biologists can use to record field data hands-free. Watch

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A Heart-warming Photo Essay: Kenyans Protecting their Wildlife

A Heart-warming Photo Essay: Kenyans Protecting their Wildlife

Emily Deemer February 10, 2014 0

The New York Times Lens recently featured a heart-warming photo essay highlighting how local communities in Kenya are working to protect their endangered wildlife. In the photo above, a ranger named Kamara is sleeping

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Gorillas Thwart Poachers: Should Animals Be Trained to Participate in Their Own Conservation?

Gorillas Thwart Poachers: Should Animals Be Trained to Participate in Their Own Conservation?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2013 32

Those of us who have been lucky enough to share our lives with myriad pets over the years need no further proof that nonhuman animals have a high degree of intelligence. Scientists, however, do

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Back a Ranger & Help Stop Wildlife Crime

Back a Ranger & Help Stop Wildlife Crime

Emily Deemer August 17, 2013 1

WWF calls rangers the “unsung heroes of conservation,” bravely working as the first line of defense to protect the world’s most endangered species from poachers in the illegal wildlife trade.  If you’ve been lucky

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Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Will Evolution Be the New Antipoaching Tool?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 25, 2013 19

Despite antipoaching patrols, increased arrests, relocation and unmanned security drones, it seems we’re losing the battle against wildlife poachers. Already in the first six months of 2013, for example, in South Africa alone, 428

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Indian Rhino Numbers Are Up, But Will Preserves Ultimately Help Poachers?

Indian Rhino Numbers Are Up, But Will Preserves Ultimately Help Poachers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 9, 2013 7

On the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India, lies Kaziranga National Park, one of the last areas in the eastern part of the country to be undisturbed by human presence. Here,

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Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Rhinos Poached to the Brink

Lisa Poppleton October 16, 2012 0

A recent article in the South African newspaper Times Live reported that two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each in prison for killing a rhino and its calf in Kruger National Park.  The

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