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CITES: Can a Crackdown on Wildlife Crime Wait Another Year?

CITES: Can a Crackdown on Wildlife Crime Wait Another Year?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 27, 2013 15

Just two weeks ago, on March 14 and 15, 2013, in southern Chad near the country’s border with Cameroon, poachers killed at least 86 elephants—maybe more. The victims included 33 pregnant females and 15n calves. The

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Soundscape Ecology: A Real Conservation Tool or Exercise in Nostalgia?

Soundscape Ecology: A Real Conservation Tool or Exercise in Nostalgia?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 19, 2013 9

When trying to measure the impact we humans have made on the natural world, we often concentrate on the number of animal species that have been lost or the plants that are disappearing. In

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Are Fences the Last, Best Hope for African Lions?

Are Fences the Last, Best Hope for African Lions?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 12, 2013 17

“Good fences make good neighbors” is a mid-17th-century proverb, popularized by author Robert Frost in his 1914 poem “Mending Wall.” According to a new report published last week, that may just be the case—especially

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Nature’s New Health Benefit: the Soft Fascination of Trees

Nature’s New Health Benefit: the Soft Fascination of Trees

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 12, 2013 13

The emerald ash borer is a serial killer, responsible for more than 100 million tree deaths. A beetle native to Asia, the emerald ash borer was first discovered in the United States in Michigan in

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Is Animal Altruism Real?

Is Animal Altruism Real?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2013 21

Recently, when a group of sperm whales about a thousand miles off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, took in an adult bottlenose dolphin, behavioral ecologists were puzzled. While cross-species interactions are not uncommon among

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Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Rewilding: Reintroducing Wild Wood Bison to Alaska

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2013 8

After more than 100 years of absence from the United States, a wild population of North America’s largest land mammal may soon be reintroduced to Alaska: wood bison. Larger than plains bison (Bison bison bison)—which

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