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New Study Finds That Access to Education and Markets Vital for Coastal Fishing Communities Adapting to a Warming and Changing World

A new study investigating the links between coastal communities and coral reefs in Kenya and Madagascar has found that access to education and markets can help mitigate acute vulnerabilities for communities struggling with poverty and reliant on...
21-May-2020 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Strong Sharing Networks Can Help Communities Rebound From Crises

Of the top five countries in the world most at risk to disasters, three are Pacific Island nations. Yet time and time again, Pacific Islanders exhibit marked abilities to quickly recover. Part of the reason may be due to strong social networks that...
15-May-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Climate Surprise: Climate Change May Push Some Species to Higher Elevations – and Out of Harm’s Way

A new WCS-led study reveals that mountain-dwelling species fleeing warming temperatures by retreating to higher elevations may find refuge from reduced human pressure.
24-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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1-Apr-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Ruminant Plague” Threatens Populations of Wildlife and Livestock

A disease already known for causing massive die-offs of wildlife in Asia is spreading.
16-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Camera Traps in Trees? That’s a Thing Now

A team of researchers says that combining standard camera trapping with new “arboreal camera traps,” where remote cameras are set high in trees, can result in more accurate population estimates of wildlife – particularly in hard-to-survey...
5-Mar-2020 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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East African Fish In Need of Recovery

A study of East African coral reefs has uncovered an unfolding calamity for the region: plummeting fish populations due to overfishing, which in turn could produce widespread food insecurity.
6-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Penguin Colony Discovered in Argentina

Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th, WCS researchers announced the discovery of a new colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) on a remote island in Argentina.
16-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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