Monthly Archives: October 2018

Captive Breeding Programs: Beneficial or Harmful?

Many large cat species are threatened and a subject of conservation programs “Leopard at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans (2018)” by Naomi Wentz Species conservation programs might not be as beneficial to endangered wildlife as scientists think. A new report … Continue reading

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Captive Breeding: Saving Populations or Harming Them Long-term?

  With the rapid decline of the populations of countless numbers of species, scientists, conservationists, and environmental support groups are scrambling to find solutions to reduce this great loss before it’s too late. Captive breeding, or the supplementation of wild … Continue reading

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Into the Wild: Reteaching Pandas How to Eat

“IMG_0336” by James G. Milles is licensed under CC 2.0 Since 1984, the beloved, black-and-white, bamboo-eating bears we know as pandas have been listed as endangered species. It was only recently, in 2016, that they moved categories to being just … Continue reading

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Medicinal Plants: Nature’s Waning Treasure Chest

Although the medication your doctor recommended for you looks nothing like a photosynthesizing plant, chances are that you have benefited from medicinal plants at least once in your life. Consider the universal over-the-counter medicine aspirin. Ever since salicylic acid, the … Continue reading

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Go Organic and Be(e) Friendly

If you walk into any grocery store, the aisles are filled with labels that highlight today’s health craze. People do not want to buy bananas and apples unless they are tagged as “natural” and “non-GMO”. The term “organic” has revolutionized … Continue reading

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An Endangered Ecosystem: How We Can Save Coral Reefs

You’ve heard of species being endangered, but how about an entire ecosystem on the brink of extinction? Enter coral reefs; at the rate that they are declining, they could be gone in a matter of decades. But what if I … Continue reading

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A Look to the Past: Novel Strategies for Forest Conservation

Can it be that promising answers to challenging conservation issues lie hidden within an entirely different field of study? It seems that the solution to one puzzling current conservational challenge lies not within conservation science, but within history! In the … Continue reading

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