Category Archives: Conservation News 2017

Ice-Solated Polar Bears Fight For Just-Ice

“Polar Bears” by Natalia is licensed under CC BY 2.0” When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming! Whether you may wish to take up Dory’s life advice or not, it is … Continue reading

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Bringing Back the Dead: “Ghost Ponds” and Aquatic Life Conservation

“Frog Pond” by liz wes licensed under CC BY 2.0             Over 75% of small ponds across the United Kingdom have disappeared since the 1900s1. Much of this destruction stems from agricultural consolidation, causing numerous species of local aquatic plants … Continue reading

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In the Dark: North American Bats and Their Plight

“Myotis mytis with White-Nose Syndrome” by Tamás Görföl, via Wikimedia Commons   At first glance, the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas looks unexceptional, a gray concrete structure. But it doesn’t only transport cars across the lake, … Continue reading

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Meltdown in the Trophics: using glacier runoff to model ecosystems

Melting ice caps are good?! Global warming has a largely negative reputation, yet its most well-known effect, rapid melting of the world’s ice sheets, might be more than just sad polar bears on broken ice. Take for example, Alaska. Its … Continue reading

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Wanna support sustainable development and save a species in style? Buy caiman-skin accessories!

For years, reptile skin accessories have been a staple in high fashion. From snakeskin boots to alligator skin purses, western culture has grown enamored with using these scaly critters to look good, and for good reason; you can actually wear … Continue reading

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Owls in Melbourne: Protecting Apex Predators in the City

By Matthew Miller By 2045 about 6 billion people will live in the world’s cities, and alongside this urban growth must come huge losses of natural habitat.1 What does this mean for wildlife? Often, urbanization will wipe animal populations out … Continue reading

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Predator Prey Relations: Changing Driving as We Know It

What do you think of as the quintessential American road trip sight? Many might suggest the Grand Canyon or the Rocky Mountains, or even the giant ball of yarn out in Kansas. However, one sight that everyone sees, but seems … Continue reading

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