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Zoos and aquariums: The ‘front line of conservation’?

By Sarah Hauck

October 12, 2015
One scientist explains how zoos could hold the key to assuring the future of wildlife conservation.
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How 3,000 holes in the dirt can save a barren land — and alter a social landscape

By Esther Engelbrecht

September 16, 2015
Women are playing a central role in giving South Africa’s degraded pasturelands new life.
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The death of Cecil: A turning point for wildlife?

By M. Sanjayan, Ph.D.

August 9, 2015
Not every killing, legal or otherwise, gets this kind of attention.
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5 things you didn’t know about wildlife trafficking

By Bruno Vander Velde

July 23, 2015
As the future of our planet’s most iconic species is called into question, policymakers are struggling to turn the tide before it’s too late.
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Village takes bold step to save fishery — with help from goats

By Luciano Andriamaro

June 18, 2015
In northernmost Madagascar, fishermen exponentially increased their fish catch in six years. Here’s how.
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