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New WILDLABS.NET: Where Technology and Conservation Meet

New WILDLABS.NET: Where Technology and Conservation Meet

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 22, 2015 0

It’s easy to find recent examples of how technology has helped wildlife conservation. New electronic tools for detecting and preventing animal and plant poaching, artificial appendages and limbs, and GPS tracking have all aided

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Video: New Rhino Cam Could Help Thwart Poachers

Video: New Rhino Cam Could Help Thwart Poachers

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 6, 2015 5

In 2014, poachers killed more than 1,200 rhinos in South Africa, which is about one death every eight hours. Numerous methods of thwarting these criminals have been advanced in the past several years—from painting

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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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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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One of Seven Remaining Northern White Rhinos Dies in Kenya

One of Seven Remaining Northern White Rhinos Dies in Kenya

Emily Deemer October 20, 2014 0

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Suni, one of the last northern white rhinos in the world, was found dead in his boma (hut) on Friday at Ol Pejeta

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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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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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Happy World Rhino Day! Take this Quiz to Test your Rhino IQ!

Happy World Rhino Day! Take this Quiz to Test your Rhino IQ!

Emily Deemer September 22, 2013 0

Q: Why do birds often perch on rhinos backs? a. Predators can’t attack them b. They get lonely c. Their wings get tired d. They feed on parasites

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