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Scientists Say Environmental DNA Can Detect Whales and Dolphins in New York Waters

A team of scientists used an emerging genetic tool that analyzes DNA in water samples to detect whales and dolphins in New York waters.

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Environmental Organizations, Federal and State Leaders Call for a National Biodiversity Strategy to Combat the Escalating Extinction Crisis

With one million species threatened with extinction, leading conservation organizations, including Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, World Wildlife Fund, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Wildlife Conservation Society and Natural Resources Defense Council, announced a new campaign to advocate for a national biodiversity strategy in the United States.

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Lighted Nets Dramatically Reduce Bycatch of Sharks and Other Wildlife While Making Fishing More Efficient

In a win-win for commercial fisheries and marine wildlife, researchers have found that using lighted nets greatly reduced accidental bycatch of sharks, rays, sea turtles, and unwanted finfish.

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Penguin Takes Astounding Selfie Video of its Diving and Feeding Activity (English and Spanish)

Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day (Thursday, January 20th), the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Argentina Program has released amazing underwater selfie video recently taken by a male Gentoo penguin fitted with a special camera.

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“Talkative” Jaguar Lounges in Front of Hidden Camera (English and Spanish News Releases)

Conservationists with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Guatemala Program released video footage of a wild jaguar (Panthera onca) who clearly has a gift for the gab.

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First-ever ‘State of Conservation Technology’ Report Identifies Top 3 Emerging Technologies to Advance Conservation

A first-of-its-kind report assessing the current field of conservation technology and various tools’ ability to diagnose, understand and address the most critical environmental challenges of our time finds three emerging technologies have particularly promising trajectories to advance conservation over the next ten years.

 

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Scientists Find SARS CoV-2-Related Coronaviruses in Cambodian Bats from 2010

A team of scientists have identified coronaviruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2 from two bats sampled in Cambodia more than a decade ago.

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New Survey Confirms that Gabon is the Largest Stronghold for Critically Endangered African Forest Elephants

The most comprehensive survey conducted of elephant numbers in the Central African nation of Gabon since the late 1980s has found elephants occurring in higher numbers than previously thought.

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When the gavel came down on the 26th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, governments of nearly 200 countries agreed to a generally common understanding of the global climate crisis, along with some – though not all — of the means to combat it. 

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Community-Run African Reserve that Stores Almost a Billion Tons of Carbon Quietly Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

As the world’s climate leaders gather in Glasgow for the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP26), a little-known Community Reserve in the Republic of Congo – that helps store some 30 billion tons of carbon – quietly celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

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