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Scientists Lament “Humpty Dumpty” Effect on World's Most Spectacular, Rare Wildlife: ‘We can’t always put things back together again’ says research team
Some of the world’s largest, most spectacular and unheralded mammals are silently slipping away, species like Tibetan wild yaks and Patagonia’s huemul, Bhutan’s takin and Vietnam’s saola. 
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Bronx Zoo Gaur Herd Grows by 7: Two Born During Temporary COVID Closure
Bronx, NY – May 29, 2020 – The gaur (Bos gaurus) herd at the Bronx Zoo has grown by seven calves (two males; five females) since the addition of a new breeding male in 2018. The arrival of the bull from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and its introduction to the herd at the Bronx Zoo was a featured story during season three of THE ZOO on Animal Planet (8PM ET/PT). Tomorrow’s all-new episode will include an update on the breeding program and give viewers a behind-the-scenes look a...
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WORLD TURTLE DAY NEWS:  WCS Celebrating Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Conservation in Cambodia on World Turtle Day 2020
To mark World Turtle Day, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) celebrates the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cantor’s giant softshell turtles in Cambodia.
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New WCS Special Report Shows Links between Degradation of Ecological Integrity and Emerging Infectious Diseases

A WCS special report shows how degradation of ecological systems has significantly increased the overall risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks and has other complex effects on human health.

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Isolated Female Burmese Roofed Turtle Surprises Conservationists by Laying Fertile Eggs

Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) in Myanmar have announced that this year for the first time, an isolated female Burmese roofed turtle living far upstream on the Chindwin River who has never been known to produce fertile eggs, deposited a clutch of 19 eggs, 14 of which hatched earlier this month.

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THE ZOO Moves to New Time: 8pm ET/PT on Animal Planet
Bronx, NY - May 22, 2020 - Animal Planet’s THE ZOO, the first-ever series to go behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo, moves to the new time of 8PM ET/PT beginning this Saturday, May 23. The series documents an unscripted look at the knowledge and diverse skills needed to operate a zoo, the close relationship between the keepers and animals, and the day-to-day activities at the Bronx Zoo as it focuses on the importance of zoos and aquariums to a wide range of global wildlife cons...
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A Freshwater Giant Heads Home
A giant South American river turtle (Podocnemis expansa) equipped with a tiny acoustic transmitter lumbers back to its watery home in the Meta River in eastern Colombia. 
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New Study Finds Access to Education and Markets Vital for Coastal Fishing Communities Adapting to a Warming and Changing World
A new study investigating the links between coastal communities and coral reefs in Kenya and Madagascar has found that access to education and markets can help mitigate acute vulnerabilities for communities struggling with poverty and reliant on ecosystems degraded by overfishing.
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Twenty-Three Royal Turtles hatch on Cambodia's Sre Ambel River – more than the three previous years combined

Twenty-three Royal Turtles hatched from nests on the Sre Ambel River this year. This is more than the total number hatched in the previous three years combined.

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Strong Sharing Networks Can Help Communities Rebound From Crises
Of the top five countries in the world most at risk to disasters, three are Pacific Island nations. Yet time and time again, Pacific Islanders exhibit marked abilities to quickly recover. Part of the reason may be due to strong social networks that help to distribute resources to those most in need, say marine scientists from the University of Hawaiʿi, National Geographic Society and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) in a new study.
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