Patagonia’s Coastal Haven

On the southern tip of Argentina, cormorants, penguins, and sea lions deserve a splashy celebration. The South American country’s government has announced the creation of two new marine protected areas—Isla Pingüino Coastal Marine Park and Makenke Coastal Marine Park. Combined, they span 1,250 square miles. Both regions boast abundant natural wonders, as well as fabled […]

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Over 11,000 elephants killed by poachers in a single park [warning: graphic photo]

Surveys in Gabon’s Minkebe National Park have revealed rare and hard data on the scale of the illegal ivory trade over the last eight years: 11,100 forest elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks in this remote protected area since 2004. In all, poachers have cut down the park’s elephant population by two-thirds, decimating what […]

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New Scientific Report Documents the Impacts of Mercury Pollution on Adirondack Loons

Albany, NY–An extensive study of New York’s Adirondack loon population has revealed that mercury contamination can lead to population declines of the iconic bird. The research effort was a joint project between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). For nearly […]

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