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Solving Everest’s Wildlife Mysteries with eDNA

A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Appalachian State University used environmental DNA (eDNA) to document the breadth of high-alpine biodiversity present on Earth’s highest mountain, 29,032-foot Mt. Everest...
15-Aug-2022 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Connecting the Spots: First Comprehensive Review of National Jaguar Protection Laws

Conservationists have conducted the first comprehensive review of national laws across the range of the jaguar (Panthera onca) to show opportunities for strengthening legal protections of the largest cat species found in the Americas.
6-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Show that at Least 44 Percent of Earth’s Land Requires Conservation to Safeguard Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

New research published in the June 3, 2022 journal Science reveals that 44 percent of Earth’s land area – some 64 million square kilometers (24.7 million square miles) requires conservation to safeguard biodiversity.
2-Jun-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The New York – New Jersey Harbor Estuary is a Dining Hotspot During Summer and Autumn Months for Bottlenose Dolphins

They click. They whistle. They love seafood. They are New York City’s nearshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) that return to feed in local waters from spring to fall each year, and a team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation...
2-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WCS Scientists Provide More than 50K Camera Trap Images for Massive Study on Amazon Wildlife

WCS scientists working in the vast Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new study published in the journal Ecology by an international team of 120 research institutions.
16-May-2022 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Conservation on a Budget: Study Shows How to Balance Economic Development Goals with Environmental Conservation Using Freely Available Data

An international study published in the journal Conservation Science and Practice gives fast-growing nations a simple, inexpensive guide to inform planning and decision-making to help balance economic development goals with environmental...
28-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Offers Improved Pathways for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Adaptation Conservation Initiatives

A new study offers pathways to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate-informed conservation while revealing how practitioners are currently monitoring conservation adaptation projects.
27-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rare Monkey Adapts to Fragmented Habitat by Dieting and Reducing Activity

A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Oxford Brookes University found that a rare species of monkey in Bolivia has adapted to living in a fragmented forest by dieting and moving less during lean times.
17-Mar-2022 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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