Category Endangered Species

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Why is Indonesia on fire, and what can you do to help?

Some have called it the greatest environmental crisis of the century. But you can take action to address the crisis in three easy steps.

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The traitorous goats of the Galapagos Islands

Everything was looking up for the tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Until the goats arrived.

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For Costa Rican sea turtles, the second time’s the charm

In early September, a crowd of selfie-crazed tourists prevented thousands of sea turtles from nesting in Costa Rica. But when the turtles returned weeks later, things had changed.

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What does the term ‘endangered species’ really mean?

Do you know what the term “endangered species” really means? Far from a simple concept, the term is one of the biggest misnomers in the field of conservation.

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Beyond baby pandas – What zoos do for conservation

Captive breeding programs increase the population size and genetic diversity of endangered species such as the giant panda, but zoo conservation efforts extend much further than that.

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7 drawbacks to trophy hunting as conservation

Trophy hunters, African governments, and even some scientists support widespread trophy hunting as a form of conservation. However, the use of trophy hunting as a conservation tool has some major drawbacks.

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Saving the California condor with citizen science

Conservationists and researchers are relying on crowdsourcing and citizen science to detect odd behavior indicative of lead poisoning in the recovering population of wild California condors.