Tag Archives: endangered

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The monarch butterfly’s highway to recovery

Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted due to habitat loss, illegal logging, parasites and climate change. With the future of their spectacular migration in jeopardy, is there any hope for a monarch recovery?

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Why is Ringling Bros. retiring its circus elephants early?

The largest circus in the United States announced that it will retire all of its performing elephants. How has the animal rights movement changed public perception of large performing animals?

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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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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.