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Strategy outlined for growing bioenergy while protecting wildlife
A study described in the October issue of BioScience identifies diverse native prairie as holding promise for yielding bioenergy feedstocks while minimizing harm to wildlife. View News Article (2009-10-01)

World's most endangered gorilla fights back
In the wake of a study that documented for the first time the use of weaponry by Cross River gorillas to ward off threats by humans, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced today new field surveys to better protect this most endangered great ape. View News Article (2007-12-06)

Wind farm development can be powerful, as long as proper design is implemented
Wind energy helps alleviate some of the environmental concerns about burning fossil fuels, but wind farms also introduce their own problems related to wildlife conservation, including habitat loss and mortality to birds and bats. View News Article (2011-10-27)

Organic farming better for wildlife
A joint English Nature and RSPB scientific review comparing evidence about wildlife on organic and equivalent non-organic farms has concluded that organic farms are better for wildlife. View News Article (2004-10-05)

Conservationists 'on the fence' about barriers to protect wildlife in drylands
To fence or not to fence? That is the question facing conservationists concerned with barriers that keep wildlife in and people out.  View News Article (2015-05-06)

Wildlife Conservation Society announces new snake species
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced the discovery of a spectacularly colored snake from a remote area of Tanzania in East Africa. View News Article (2012-01-10)

Why conservationists should heed Pokémon
Could you tell a Pikachu from a Pidgeotto or a Jigglypuff? The average eight-year old can identify 80 per cent of all Pokémon characters – but is much less expert at identifying real wildlife species. A team of Cambridge University scientists has, found that children were much less knowledgeable about wildlife than they were about Pokémon, the card trading game invented by... View News Article (2002-03-27)

Are Ice Age relics the next casualty of climate change?
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) recently launched a four-year study to determine if climate change is affecting populations of a quintessential Arctic denizen: the rare musk ox. View News Article (2008-04-25)

Problem of emerging infectious diseases likely to worsen
Emerging infectious diseases pose a global threat to human and animal health, and the problem is likely to worsen, warns an expert in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2005-11-28)

The power of poison: Study examines pesticide poisoning of Africa's wildlife
Poisons are silent, effective and cheap, making the especially dangerous in Africa where they are used for both pest control and illegal poaching. However, as a new study in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences reveals, they also kill un-intended wildlife. View News Article (2014-03-19)

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