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Siberian, Tiger, Russia, Conservation, Wildlife, Feline

Housecat-Sized Siberian Tiger Cubs Get Collared

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Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and their Russian colleagues from the Russian Far East recently fitted three wild 40-day-old Siberian tiger cubs with tiny radio-collars, marking the youngest wild tigers to be tracked by scientists.

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Right, Whales, Endangered, Bay, Fundy, Shipping

New England Aquarium and Irving Oil Partner to Save Right Whales

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The New England Aquarium has named Irving as its Founding Corporate Research Partner for the protection of the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Irving Oil and the New England Aquarium are working together to find practical, science-based solutions to problems facing right whales.

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Aquaculture, QPX, Shellfish, Clams, Genetic Testing

Genetic Test Can Detect Clam Disease Crippling Shellfish Industry

A sensitive new genetic test can now detect a crippling disease called QPX occurring in clam beds from Cape Cod south to Virginia and north to Canada. The disease can have a significant impact on a local economy by killing clams and devastating shellfish harvests and commercial aquaculture operations.

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Environmental Engineering, Controlling Exotic Species, Ozone

Stopping the Invasion of Zebra Mussels and Other Marine Exotics

An Iowa State University researcher is working to stop invasions of zebra mussels, spiny water fleas and other exotic species that hitch rides in the ballast tanks of ships. The marine exotics can overwhelm native ecologies and cause billions in economic damage.

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Thar She Blows! The White Giraffe!

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What do an African researcher and the fictional character Captain Ahab have in common? Both were searching for a legendary white beast, and whereas Ahab searched for his white whale, Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Charles Foley sought"”and finally found"”his white giraffe.

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Grizzly, Bears, Give, BEAR, Canister, for, Campers, Real, test

Bronx Zoo Bears Are New Samsonite Gorillas

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In a scene reminiscent of the famous Samsonite luggage commercial when a gorilla puts the product's durability to the test, grizzly bears at the Bronx Zoo gave a bear-proof food canister designed for backpackers a real beating, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Primate, Africa, Logging, Ebola, Disease

Poaching, Logging Ebola Threaten Gorillas and Chimps

A combination of natural and man-made threats is killing gorillas and chimpanzees in Central Africa, and experts say $30 million is needed for special programs to save some of mankind's closest relatives from disappearing.

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Key to Elephant Conservation is in the Sauce

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What do hot sauce aficionados and African elephants have in common? They both feel the burn of chilli pepper, the key ingredient for resolving human-elephant conflicts in Africa while raising money for farmers and conservation.

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Turtle, Asia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Wildlife, Amphibian, Microchip

Rare Turtle Is Saved from the Soup-Pot by a Microchip

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An extremely rare "royal" turtle narrowly escaped a trip to a Chinese soup-pot, thanks to a tiny microchip implanted in its skin, according to experts from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Snow Leopards, Everest, Wildlife Ecology

Snow Leopards Return to the Top of the World

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University of Illinois at Chicago doctoral candidate has recently photographed two snow leopards on the Nepal side of Mount Everest, where they have not been seen since the 1960s.

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Tiger, Russia, Poaching, Conservation, Wildlife, Carnivore, Endangered Species

Legendary Siberian Tiger, Olga, Killed by Poachers

Olga, the first Siberian tiger ever fitted with a radio-collar, is dead, according to officials from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society, who have been tracking the big cat for the past 13 years.

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Tiger, Siberia, cat, Russia, Conservation, Endabgered, Carnivore

Russia-Wide Tiger Count Begins

A team of conservationists led by the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced the first range-wide count in nine years of Siberian (Amur) tigers, one of the world's most threatened big cats.

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Satellite, Remote Sensing, Wildlife, Bronx, zoo, Tanzania, Giraffe

Elephants in Space

Scientists with the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have recently been counting their zoo animals from a lofty perch: namely, outer space.

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Crops, Agriculture, Wildlife, Cro Damage, Wild Turkey, Deer, Raccoon

Wild Turkeys Don't Gobble Up Crops

A common perception among farmers throughout much of the United States is that turkeys, which are becoming more common in the agricultural landscape, knock down and eat crops.

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Great, White, Sharks

Efforts to Control Trade in Great White Sharks Get Teeth from International Community

Vilified in popular culture as a relentless man-eater, the great white shark finally received today global recognition as a persecuted species worthy of protection.

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Chile, Wildlife, Conservation, South, America

Rhode Island-Sized Wilderness Given Away by U.S. Investment Firm

Goldman Sachs has announced the unprecedented gift of a sprawling wilderness in Chile to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The lands, on the island of Tierra del Fuego, are home to the world's southernmost stands of old growth forests.

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Tiger, Distemper, Wildlife, Disease, Canine, Feline

First Known Case of Canine Distemper in a Wild Tiger

Veterinarians from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society have confirmed the first-known case of canine distemper in a wild Siberian tiger in the Russian Far East, further threatening populations of this highly endangered big cat.

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Tiger, cat, Conservation, Wildlife, Russia

Tiny Collars Fitted on Youngest-ever Tiger Cubs

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and their Russian colleagues from the Sikhote-Alin Reserve have fitted three wild Siberian tiger cubs under six weeks old with tiny radio-collars, marking the youngest wild tigers to be tracked by scientists.

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Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Wildlife, Yellowstone Microbes, Yellowstone Plants, Yellowstone Fish, Yellowstone Climate And Land Use, Big Sky Institute, Lisa Graumlich, Andy Hansen, Billie Kerans, Joseph Shaw, Duncan Patten, Mark Young, David War

Researchers Tackle Projects in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park wildlife, microbes, plants, fish, climate and land use are all studied by Montana State University researchers. Those researchers are listed here.

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Mountain, Gorillas

Kingdom of Gorillas Invaded by Farmers

During the past month, a significant portion of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo"”home to more than half the world's 700 mountain gorillas and a World Heritage Site"”has been completely deforested by thousands of people who have encroached on the park from Rwanda.







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