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On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

On the Loss of Passenger Pigeons and Parks

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 3, 2014 10

One hundred years ago this year, the last passenger pigeon on Earth died in the Cincinnati Zoo. A female named Martha, she has now become an icon for species extinction. It’s hard to believe

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Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Poaching of a Different Kind: Stealing Our Redwoods

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 27, 2014 8

The spike in illegal wildlife trade continues: in 2013, poachers killed 1,004 rhinos in South Africa alone; and in 2012, some 15,000 elephants were slaughtered at 42 sites across 27 African countries, according to

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Video: Saving an African Lion

Video: Saving an African Lion

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 1, 2014 11

While it’s never been easy to make your living as an animal in Africa, wildlife presently residing there face even more challenges than their ancestors did. For example, in the last four months in

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A Heart-warming Photo Essay: Kenyans Protecting their Wildlife

A Heart-warming Photo Essay: Kenyans Protecting their Wildlife

Emily Deemer February 10, 2014 0

The New York Times Lens recently featured a heart-warming photo essay highlighting how local communities in Kenya are working to protect their endangered wildlife. In the photo above, a ranger named Kamara is sleeping

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Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Could Grizzly Bears Hold the Secret to a Cure for Human Obesity?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 17, 2013 9

When UCLA Medical Center cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was asked one day to perform echocardiography on the failing heart of a Los Angeles Zoo emperor tamarin, a small monkey that evolved in the treetops of

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Five Questions about Wildlife Trafficking with WWF’s Crawford Allan

Five Questions about Wildlife Trafficking with WWF’s Crawford Allan

Elissa Poma December 13, 2013 0

Dozens of customs officials bust through the door of a remote and quaint-looking farmhouse. The first thing Crawford Allan sees when he enters following the raid? A preserved chimpanzee head on a table in

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