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How widespread is lemur and fossa meat consumption?

A new study looks at the prevalence of human consumption of lemur and fossa (Madagascar’s largest predator) in villages within and around Makira Natural Park, northeastern Madagascar, providing up-to-date estimates of the percentage of households...
13-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Now is the Time to Think about Reintroducing Jaguars into the U.S.

A group of scientists say now is the time to talk about reintroducing jaguars (Panthera onca) into the U.S.
11-May-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Breakthrough Study Shows No-take Marine Reserves Benefit Overfished Reefs

A powerful, long-term study from WCS adds scientific backing for global calls for conserving 30 percent of the world’s ocean.
4-May-2021 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Keeping Social Distance (From Wildlife)

Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new WCS report says if you don’t want to disturb wildlife, you need to keep waaaaaaay back.
21-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Who is Selling and Trafficking Africa’s Wild Meat?

A new study classifies different types of wildlife traffickers and sellers in two of Central Africa’s growing urban centers, providing new insight into the poorly understood urban illegal wildlife trade.
19-Apr-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Forest Elephants are Now Critically Endangered – Here’s How to Count Them

A team of scientists compared methodologies to count African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis), which were recently acknowledged by IUCN as a separate, Critically Endangered species from African savannah elephants.
15-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One of Africa’s Rarest Primates Protected by… Speedbumps

A new study revealed that a drastic reduction of deaths of one of Africa’s rarest primates, the Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii), followed the installation of four speedbumps along a stretch of road where the species frequently crossed.
7-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Female Monkeys Use Males as “Hired Guns” for Defense Against Predators

Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Congo Program and the Nouabalé-Ndoki Foundation found that female putty-nosed monkeys (Cercopithecus nictitans) use males as “hired guns” to defend from predators such as leopards.
31-Mar-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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