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Brazilian Conservationists Try to Save the American Jaguar

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February 21, 2013
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Brazil has half the world's population of the endangered American jaguar, which is still hunted for its skin. To try and understand the animal better, conservationists are capturing them and then reintroducing them into the wild with electronic tags that can be tracked via GPS.


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Maasai Lease Ancestral Land to Elephants

Maasai Lease Ancestral Land to Elephants

Reuters (Aug. 7, 2013) Maasai communities in Kenya's Amboseli region have joined the fight to save endangered elephants by leasing their ancestral lands to conservationists. The agreement is designed to protect migratory routes used by the the elephants for thousands of years, giving them breathing room in an era of unprecedented human encroachment.
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New Zealand Maui's Dolphins Face Extinction

New Zealand Maui's Dolphins Face Extinction

AFP (June 10, 2013) New Zealand is facing pressure to save the world's rarest dolphin at an international scientific meeting in what conservationists say is a test of the nation's "clean, green" credentials.
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Bird Wars: Predators Threaten Spotted Owl

Bird Wars: Predators Threaten Spotted Owl

AP (Mar. 12, 2012) Conservationists are concerned about the future of the northern spotted owl. The problem is that other species of owl don't recognize the protected birds' habitat or legal moves to save them.
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GPS Tracker to Help Endangered Tortoise

GPS Tracker to Help Endangered Tortoise

Reuters (Mar. 4, 2012) An Italian computer scientist worried by the dwindling numbers of local tortoise, the Testudo hermanni, has invented a small monitoring device that can be strapped onto the creature's back. Linked to a GPS system, the unique movements made by the creature while giving birth could be reported via the device in real-time to enable nearby conservationists to save the eggs from hungry predators.
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