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Scientists Look to Bring Animals Back From Extinction

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March 21, 2013
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At a National Geographic-sponsored TEDx conference, scientists stated that they looking to bring animals back from extinction. They're considering about 10 species for 'de-extinction' based on desirability, practicality, DNA availability and more. Among those in the running: the dodo and the woolly mammoth.


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Tanzania: The Serengeti Must Survive

Tanzania: The Serengeti Must Survive

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) — The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the whole eco-system. Millions of animals move about the savanna in search of food and water, but climate change has altered the rainy and dry seasons. That affects many animals' food sources. We look at how the Frankfurt Zoological Society is working together with park authorities to save the animals' habitat.
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War Animal Monument

War Animal Monument

Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 5, 2012) — Throughout military history, animals have gone to war with humans. They served in wars that men started, and their loyalty is scarcely mentioned. To mark the sacrifices animals made for mankind, a monument for animals killed in wars was unveiled this past Saturday.
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Students Are Working to Preserve Rare Varieties in Vancouver

Students Are Working to Preserve Rare Varieties in Vancouver

CBC (Apr. 10, 2013) — Cherry blossoms are blooming across Vancouver, but a BCIT instructor has launched a program to help bring back some rarer species from the brink of extinction.
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