Tag Archives: conservation

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Beyond carbon neutral – What the world should learn from Bhutan

Bhutan’s overarching commitment to sustainable progress is the backbone for one of the greatest conservation success stories of our time.

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8 creative ways to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Conflict often arises when the needs of animals are pitted against those of growing human populations. For scientists, the obvious answer to reducing human-wildlife conflict is…chili powder, bees, and strobe lights?

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These 4 countries took huge steps to protect the ocean in 2015

In 2015, four countries protected an area of ocean in marine reserves the size of India. Thats nearly 3 million square kilometers!

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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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Google Street View offers new insights for conservation

Google Street View is nothing new, but scientists are embracing the technology to inform their research like never before.

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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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Fighting killer starfish with robots and vinegar

Crown of thorns starfish are ravenous predators of coral, and their population outbursts threaten coral reefs worldwide. Thankfully, researchers at two Australian universities have devised a clever action plan to address the problem.

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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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For Yao Ming, saving sharks is a slam dunk

Thanks to education and outreach efforts on the part of Yao Ming and WildAid, public perception of shark fin soup in China is changing for the better.

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6 ways Brazil is saving the Amazon

Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon have plummeted 80% in the last decade thanks to the establishment of new protected areas, satellite monitoring of deforestation, cooperation by agricultural industries, and international contributions.