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Drones: Wildlife Difficulty or Poaching Deterrent?

Drones: Wildlife Difficulty or Poaching Deterrent?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 14, 2017 0

Drones have become popular conservation tools. The Bureau of Land Management, the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey have all used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor wildlife populations or to

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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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Video: BP’s Oil Spill—Lost Islands and Relocated Birds

Video: BP’s Oil Spill—Lost Islands and Relocated Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 28, 2015 8

The many news reports regarding the consequences of rapid climate change have made us all familiar with the fact that some islands may soon disappear due to rising sea levels. But you may be

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How Well-Meaning Travelers Inadvertently Help Poachers

How Well-Meaning Travelers Inadvertently Help Poachers

Tania Curry July 26, 2014 0

Outside Magazine recently profiled a new way poachers are using technology to locate species such rhinos in the wild.  What technology you ask? The GPS coordinates from your travel photos. Learn what you can

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Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2013 17

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized nearly six tons of illegal African and Asian elephant ivory. A conservative estimate of this ivory, which was seized at our nation’s ports of entry

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