Category: 0-Section Conservation

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Mexico Develops a New Plan to Save the Vaquita

Featured photo by Maris Sidenstecker / Save the Whales The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is one of the world’s most endangered species; new estimates of the population...

Photo by Daniel Stanton

On the Brink of the Next Mass Extinction

What would a world without animals look like? If humans do not change their ways and be more proactive in ensuring the survival of species, then we could be facing a...

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Tenerife’s Bachelor Pad

Gorillas  in professional zoological facilities are ambassadors for their threatened species. The groups managed scientifically in human care are mostly harem groups...

Photo by Lydia Jennings

Saving Species: The Vocal Fingerprint of a Tiger’s Roar

Tiger research is currently on going at the Dallas Zoo to ‘fingerprint’ tiger vocalizations. Courtney Dunn, a Senior mammal keeper at the Dallas World Aquarium and a...

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How Long Do Elephants Live In Human Care?

One of the biggest topics of the conversation regarding zoos facilities is the welfare of elephants. Recently a paper was published, that concluded that...

Photo by Heather Blackall

Shark Conservation Event Strives to Keep Fin Alive

Cinematic masterpieces, and sensationalized media reports have painted sharks as blood-thirsty monsters lurking in the shadowy depths of the oceans just waiting to...

Photo by NOAA

Breaking: 90,000 Gallons of Oil Leaked from Shell Pipeline Near Brutus Platform

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Nearly 90,000 gallons (2,100 barrels) of crude oil gushed from a Shell pipeline near the Brutus platform off the coast of...

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Smithsonian Tracks Mysterious ‘Ghost Bird’

Researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) along with partners are celebrating this month at the beginning of...

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Success Story: Awareness Leads to Change

Dmitry Marchenko / National Geographic Hightened awareness on topics like environmental pollution and threats to wildlife lead to positive changes, sometimes all the way...

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UPDATE: Newly Discovered Sumatran Rhino Dies

Najaq, the critically endangered female Sumatran rhino discovered last week has died. This is a major blow to conservation efforts as many hailed this discovery as a...