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  1. A rich person’s profession? Young conservationists struggle to make it [55709]
  2. Namibia’s low cost, sustainable solution to seabird bycatch [46737]
  3. Watch video of an electric eel attack [38552]
  4. The world’s best mother: meet the octopus that guards its eggs for over four years [37524]
  5. Camera trapping in the trees [31835]
  6. Predator Mobbing:’ Watch gibbons, monkeys team up to fight off leopard [31617]
  7. Monkey rediscovered in Brazil after 80 years [25252]
  8. The snake that decapitates its prey [19780]
  9. Protecting a forest in the land of the Indonesian deer-pig [18567]
  10. First ever photos of wild lion nursing leopard cub [17632]
  11. Harsh sentence for blogger may haunt Vietnam’s environmental movement [17459]
  12. Tango in the Wind:’ New film captures courtship dance of critically endangered Hooded Grebe for first time ever [16976]
  13. How animals react to a solar eclipse [16545]
  14. What happens after a mining rush? Photographs from Madagascar [15219]
  15. Humpback whales rescue seals and other animals from killer whales [13854]
  16. 2 new reptiles discovered in Sumatra [13658]
  17. Invasion of Poisonous Asian toad in Madagascar is a greater threat to biodiversity than previously thought [13299]
  18. Ongoing mass extinction causing ‘biological annihilation,’ new study says [12784]
  19. The rise and fall of Regina Lopez, the Philippines’ maverick environment minister [10908]
  20. Hunted to the brink: Mammals in crisis [10796]
  21. Long-term thermal imaging video surveillance records how disease affects hibernating bats [10384]
  22. Short-eared dog? Uncovering the secrets of one of the Amazon’s most mysterious mammals [9909]
  23. Study examines sex-specific responses of Neotropical bats to habitat fragmentation [8255]
  24. Indonesia’s decision to share vessel tracking data ‘ill-advised,’ some say [7799]
  25. Merabu’s efforts to keep the carbon in its trees [7027]
  26. Pangolin hunting skyrockets in Central Africa, driven by international trade [6632]
  27. Is intensification of beef production really a solution to Amazonian deforestation? [4873]
  28. In Nepal, the rhino evokes national pride [4808]
  29. Hunting is driving declines in bird and mammal populations across the tropics [4303]
  30. The ape who escaped Indonesia’s blackmarket trade in pet orangutans [4097]
  31. Malaysia’s East Coast Rail Link a double-edged sword for environment, wildlife [4040]
  32. Troubled firm aims to mine Madagascar forest for rare earth elements [4035]
  33. The women who live alongside rhinos in India [3964]
  34. A clouded future: Asia’s enigmatic clouded leopard threatened by palm oil [3825]
  35. The top 10 most biodiverse countries [3808]
  36. Nearly one-third of bat species in North America are on the decline [3607]
  37. What does Nature give us? A special Earth Day article [3402]
  38. Looks like Casper: Expedition captures first-ever live footage of ghostlike fish [3340]
  39. Massive highway planned for Philippines’ Palawan Island [3295]
  40. Western Chimpanzee numbers declined by more than 80 percent over the past quarter century [3285]
  41. Brazil’s Temer revokes constitutional indigenous land rights [3277]
  42. Video: Hatchlings boost hope for extremely rare duck [3145]
  43. Rethinking conservation funding models in Africa (commentary) [2998]
  44. These 3 companies owe Indonesia millions of dollars for damaging the environment. Why haven’t they paid? [2901]
  45. Good quality monitoring surveys key to wildlife conservation: new study [2846]
  46. Guyana’s road to Brazil to presents opportunity and challenge [2822]
  47. Identifying the world’s top biodiversity investment returns [2663]
  48. Rhino horn on the auction block in South Africa [2595]
  49. The jackal that turned into a wolf: new species discovered in Africa [2587]
  50. The ‘dolphin who became man’: will the boto survive the catfish trade? [2555]
  51. The American pika: A case study in wildlife acclimating to climate change [2465]
  52. Sixth mass extinction ‘tsunami’ coming, but preventable [2456]
  53. Rare bird not seen in 60 years rediscovered [2443]
  54. Amazon turtles imperilled by dams, mercury pollution and illegal trade [2403]
  55. The tiger population in Nepal’s Parsa National Park is recovering rapidly [2393]
  56. ‘Penis snake’ discovered in Brazil is actually a rare species of amphibian [2369]
  57. Warriors and wildlife: an interview with Paul Thomson of Ewaso Lions [2220]
  58. Meet the new giant sunfish that has evaded scientists for centuries [2192]
  59. Conservation community failing to use evidence to make decisions, scientists say [2173]
  60. Camera traps proving to be powerful tool for studying endangered species in remote locations [2154]
  61. New genetic analyses help scientists rethink the elephant family tree [2151]
  62. Colombian shamans want to restore traditional power via national network [2094]
  63. Why conservationists need a little hope: saving themselves from becoming the most depressing scientists on the planet [2046]
  64. From tarsiers to cloud rats, scientist strives to save Philippine species [1844]
  65. Rhino horn confiscated, three alleged traffickers arrested in Sumatra [1838]
  66. Rate of human-wildlife conflict in India has researchers making urgent appeals for solutions [1825]
  67. US retailers halt sales of hardwood flooring linked to illegal logging in PNG [1791]
  68. Camera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forest [1757]
  69. Five instances in which Peru won the battle against deforestation [1730]
  70. U.K. is the world’s biggest exporter of legal ivory, data analysis shows [1681]
  71. Audio: Katharine Hayhoe on how to talk about climate change: ‘Share from the heart and then the head’ [1676]
  72. Mammal numbers high in logged tropical forests, new study says [1665]
  73. Scientists combine crowd-sourced field observations with land-use and climate models to identify steps for migratory bird protection [1653]
  74. Madagascar’s radiated tortoises have personalities, too [1636]
  75. 9 rare Siamese crocodiles hatch in Cambodian center [1618]
  76. Road projects threaten Sumatra’s last great rainforests [1582]
  77. Audio: A rare earth mine in Madagascar triggers concerns for locals and lemurs [1574]
  78. Newly discovered gecko loses scales in ‘really bizarre’ behavior [1531]
  79. Loss of wildlife and deforestation can increase human disease [1517]
  80. Re-peeling the effects of degradation: low-tech application of orange crop waste shows potential to restore tropical forests [1498]
  81. Yoda bat’ happy to be recognized as new species [1473]
  82. Lions return to Rwanda [1466]
  83. Ranking the world’s best – and worst – palm oil companies in terms of sustainability [1465]
  84. Rare barking deer photographed in Vietnam [1459]
  85. On World Elephant Day, troubling times for African elephants (commentary) [1432]
  86. Discovery of baby Chinese alligators boosts hope for rare species [1427]
  87. E.O. Wilson on Half-Earth, Donald Trump, and hope [1413]
  88. The world’s first biotacide (commentary) [1410]
  89. In Colombia, deforestation gangs run rampant [1202]
  90. Temer pays back ruralists: opens Brazil, Amazon to mining, say critics [1177]
  91. Measuring fish abundance through acoustics: spawning aggregations are key to improving fishery management plans [1147]
  92. Deforestation from gold mining in Peru continues, despite gov’t crackdowns [1140]
  93. Father and son butt heads in decades-long battle over bird tourism site [1127]
  94. Kenyans fear proposed Trump cuts could threaten elephants, ranger jobs [1107]
  95. Indigenous farmers fight eucalyptus damage to water source in Ecuador [1106]
  96. International investment blamed for violence and oppression in Sarawak [1104]
  97. Camera trapping in the trees [1102]
  98. Canopy bridges keep rainforest animals connected over gas pipeline [1097]
  99. Brazil’s Indians on the march in last ditch effort to stop land theft [1082]
  100. HydroCalculator: new, free, online tool helps citizens assess dams [1074]
  101. HydroCalculator: new, free, online tool helps citizens assess dams [1074]

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  1. “The monkeys responded after a group of Endangered Bornean White-bearded Gibbons started making alarm calls upon discovering a Sunda Clouded Leopard hiding in their midst. 🐒🐒🐆🐒🐒
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  2. The bald-faced Vanzolini saki has been spotted for the first time by scientists since 1936 ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/monkey-rediscovered-in-brazil-after-80-years/ [327418]
  3. On Monday, August 21, people living within a narrow 70-mile-wide band across the United States will see a total solar eclipse. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/how-animals-react-to-a-solar-eclipse/ [219140]
  4. [1 year ago] After reviewing over 100 interactions between humpback whales and killer whales, researchers have found that not only do humpbacks aggressively protect their own calves from killer whales, they also tend to rush to the aid of other distraught species like seals. 🐋🐋https://news.mongabay.com/2016/08/humpback-whales-rescue-seals-and-other-animals-from-killer-whales/ [212361]
  5. You simply must watch this courtship dance, wow, 2 great videos here: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/tango-in-the-wind-new-film-captures-courtship-dance-of-critically-endangered-hooded-grebe-for-first-time-ever/ [204362]
  6. In the northern part of Indonesia’s giant Sulawesi island, hunters pursue rare animals that are protected by the law like the ‘deer-pig’ ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/protecting-a-forest-in-the-land-of-the-indonesian-deer-pig/ [191938]
  7. On April 6, 2016 dozens of tons of dead fish began washing ashore along Vietnam’s central coast. The phenomenon continued through the month, turning into what is considered the largest environmental disaster in the country’s history. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/harsh-sentence-for-blogger-may-haunt-vietnams-environmental-movement/ [190213]
  8. Responses of bats to habitat destruction can be sex-specific: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/study-examines-sex-specific-responses-of-neotropical-bats-to-habitat-fragmentation/ [171602]
  9. Lopez was a well-known environmental activist prior to her 2016 appointment as director of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-regina-lopez-the-philippines-maverick-environment-minister/ [155320]
  10. A ‘deer-pig’ or babirusa is an enormous wild creature in Sulawesi where ecosystem restoration is also on the rise ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/protecting-a-forest-in-the-land-of-the-indonesian-deer-pig/ [153404]
  11. New from our WildTech-Mongabay unit, a great new use for visual technology ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/long-term-thermal-imaging-video-surveillance-records-how-disease-affects-hibernating-bats/ [128657]
  12. In June, Indonesia became the first country to share its Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data, which tracks location and activities of commercial fishing boats, with Global Fishing Watch which uses tools like satellite imagery to monitor environmental issues. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/indonesias-decision-to-share-vessel-tracking-data-ill-advised-some-say/ [127654]
  13. Keeping an orangutan pet is illegal in Indonesia, but not once has a citizen been prosecuted for it. The owners tend to be influential figures — police officers, soldiers, politicians. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/the-ape-who-escaped-indonesias-blackmarket-trade-in-pet-orangutans/ [99362]
  14. In areas impacted by hunting, bird abundance declined by an average of 58 percent compared to areas with no hunting, while mammals declined by an average of 83 percent, according to their study. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/04/hunting-is-driving-declines-in-bird-and-mammal-populations-across-the-tropics/ [92708]
  15. We interviewed young conservationists about their experiences launching their careers: they say it’s tough ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/a-rich-persons-profession-young-conservationists-struggle-to-make-it/ [90575]
  16. As rhino numbers soar, leading to increased human-wildlife conflict, conservationists are working to ensure rhinos don’t become victims of their own success ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/in-nepal-the-rhino-evokes-national-pride/ [83847]
  17. Precious stone mines, legal or not, are born, die, and spring back to life all over Madagascar ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/07/what-happens-after-a-mining-rush-photographs-from-madagascar/ [81951]
  18. [2 years ago] Conservationists across the globe seek sustainable, effective means of reducing human-carnivore conflict. 🦁🦁 https://news.mongabay.com/2015/08/warriors-and-wildlife-an-interview-with-paul-thomson-of-ewaso-lions/ [81936]
  19. > 30% of 45 bat species studied qualify as vulnerable, imperiled, or critically imperiled, due in large part to the disease known as white-nose syndrome ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/nearly-one-third-of-bat-species-in-north-america-are-on-the-decline/ [81828]
  20. Nice to hear that bats with white-nose syndrome (like this one below) may have found a way to adapt to the disease: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/long-term-thermal-imaging-video-surveillance-records-how-disease-affects-hibernating-bats/ [77039]
  21. South Africa’s first “legal auction rhino horn auction” opened Monday online, amid a global rhino poaching crisis. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/rhino-horn-on-the-auction-block-in-south-africa/ [67310]
  22. Existing monitoring programs should be reviewed, scientists say, and available technologies can be used to collect reliable data on population trends. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/good-quality-monitoring-surveys-key-to-wildlife-conservation-new-study/ [66201]
  23. Recognizing tropical grasslands as pre-human, natural ecosystems with rich biodiversity and endemic species may be the first step to better protection. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/lizard-dna-reveals-indias-grasslands-are-likely-pre-human-and-need-protection/ [65243]
  24. The 688-kilometer rail project promises to reduce road traffic, but will also cut through protected forests ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/malaysias-east-coast-rail-link-a-double-edged-sword-for-environment-wildlife/ [64560]
  25. Key to meeting the challenges to effective conservation in Africa is providing resources that enable organizations to deliver lasting results ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/rethinking-conservation-funding-models-in-africa-commentary/ [59559]
  26. In a big blow to indigenous people, Brazil has okayed new rules meant to delegitimize their land boundary claims ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/brazils-temer-revokes-constitutional-indigenous-land-rights/ [58129]
  27. Two habitat restoration projects could generate one of the highest returns on investment for biodiversity conservation in the world ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/identifying-the-worlds-top-biodiversity-investment-returns/ [57552]
  28. Lemurs, people, and others may lose their homes for cell phone components ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/troubled-firm-aims-to-mine-madagascar-forest-for-rare-earth-elements/ [55769]
  29. A biologist’s findings show that individual tortoises consistently react to different circumstances based on their personality ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/madagascars-radiated-tortoises-have-personalities-too/ [52598]
  30. [2 years ago] The African golden wolf is physically similar to the Eurasian golden jackal, but is genetically distinct. 🐺🐺https://news.mongabay.com/2015/07/morgan-the-jackal-that-turned-into-a-wolf/ [50517]

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  1. 688 You simply must watch this courtship dance, wow, 2 great videos here: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/tango-in-the-wind-new-film-captures-courtship-dance-of-critically-endangered-hooded-grebe-for-first-time-ever/
  2. 352 The bald-faced Vanzolini saki has been spotted for the first time by scientists since 1936 ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/monkey-rediscovered-in-brazil-after-80-years/
  3. 342 We interviewed young conservationists about their experiences launching their careers: they say it’s tough ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/a-rich-persons-profession-young-conservationists-struggle-to-make-it/
  4. 320 On Monday, August 21, people living within a narrow 70-mile-wide band across the United States will see a total solar eclipse. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/how-animals-react-to-a-solar-eclipse/
  5. 203 Lopez was a well-known environmental activist prior to her 2016 appointment as director of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-regina-lopez-the-philippines-maverick-environment-minister/
  6. 195 The monkeys responded after a group of Endangered Bornean White-bearded Gibbons started making alarm calls upon discovering a Sunda Clouded Leopard hiding in their midst. 🐒🐒🐆🐒🐒 https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/predator-mobbing-watch-gibbons-monkeys-team-up-to-fight-off-leopard/
  7. 169 [1 year ago] After reviewing over 100 interactions between humpback whales and killer whales, researchers have found that not only do humpbacks aggressively protect their own calves from killer whales, they also tend to rush to the aid of other distraught species like seals. 🐋🐋https://news.mongabay.com/2016/08/humpback-whales-rescue-seals-and-other-animals-from-killer-whales/
  8. 139 On April 6, 2016 dozens of tons of dead fish began washing ashore along Vietnam’s central coast. The phenomenon continued through the month, turning into what is considered the largest environmental disaster in the country’s history. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/harsh-sentence-for-blogger-may-haunt-vietnams-environmental-movement/
  9. 99
  10. 98 African forest elephants are more closely related to a now-extinct ancestor than they are to African savanna elephants, researchers now say ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/new-genetic-analyses-help-scientists-rethink-the-elephant-family-tree/

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  1. 282 We interviewed young conservationists about their experiences launching their careers: they say it’s tough ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/a-rich-persons-profession-young-conservationists-struggle-to-make-it/
  2. 188 Lopez was a well-known environmental activist prior to her 2016 appointment as director of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-regina-lopez-the-philippines-maverick-environment-minister/
  3. 133 You simply must watch this courtship dance, wow, 2 great videos here: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/tango-in-the-wind-new-film-captures-courtship-dance-of-critically-endangered-hooded-grebe-for-first-time-ever/
  4. 94 Observers believe corruption, not necessity, is behind the plan ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/massive-highway-planned-for-philippines-palawan-island/
  5. 93 The bald-faced Vanzolini saki has been spotted for the first time by scientists since 1936 ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/monkey-rediscovered-in-brazil-after-80-years/
  6. 41 Pet-trade is mostly to blame for the birds’ decline, but habitat loss has had a considerable impact on their populations as well. https://news.mongabay.com/2015/12/catastrophic-decline-nearly-99-of-ghanas-african-grey-parrots-wiped-out/
  7. 40 On Monday, August 21, people living within a narrow 70-mile-wide band across the United States will see a total solar eclipse. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/how-animals-react-to-a-solar-eclipse/
  8. 40 The monkeys responded after a group of Endangered Bornean White-bearded Gibbons started making alarm calls upon discovering a Sunda Clouded Leopard hiding in their midst. 🐒🐒🐆🐒🐒 https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/predator-mobbing-watch-gibbons-monkeys-team-up-to-fight-off-leopard/
  9. 38 [1 year ago] After reviewing over 100 interactions between humpback whales and killer whales, researchers have found that not only do humpbacks aggressively protect their own calves from killer whales, they also tend to rush to the aid of other distraught species like seals. 🐋🐋https://news.mongabay.com/2016/08/humpback-whales-rescue-seals-and-other-animals-from-killer-whales/
  10. 29 The Indonesian government has been trying to collect penalties from three companies found guilty of damaging the environment. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/these-3-companies-owe-indonesia-millions-of-dollars-for-damaging-the-environment-why-havent-they-paid/

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  1. 33297 The monkeys responded after a group of Endangered Bornean White-bearded Gibbons started making alarm calls upon discovering a Sunda Clouded Leopard hiding in their midst. 🐒🐒🐆🐒🐒 https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/predator-mobbing-watch-gibbons-monkeys-team-up-to-fight-off-leopard/
  2. 20394 The bald-faced Vanzolini saki has been spotted for the first time by scientists since 1936 ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/monkey-rediscovered-in-brazil-after-80-years/
  3. 17041 On April 6, 2016 dozens of tons of dead fish began washing ashore along Vietnam’s central coast. The phenomenon continued through the month, turning into what is considered the largest environmental disaster in the country’s history. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/harsh-sentence-for-blogger-may-haunt-vietnams-environmental-movement/
  4. 14524 You simply must watch this courtship dance, wow, 2 great videos here: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/tango-in-the-wind-new-film-captures-courtship-dance-of-critically-endangered-hooded-grebe-for-first-time-ever/
  5. 13128 In the northern part of Indonesia’s giant Sulawesi island, hunters pursue rare animals that are protected by the law like the ‘deer-pig’ ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/protecting-a-forest-in-the-land-of-the-indonesian-deer-pig/
  6. 12572 [1 year ago] After reviewing over 100 interactions between humpback whales and killer whales, researchers have found that not only do humpbacks aggressively protect their own calves from killer whales, they also tend to rush to the aid of other distraught species like seals. 🐋🐋https://news.mongabay.com/2016/08/humpback-whales-rescue-seals-and-other-animals-from-killer-whales/
  7. 12457 Lopez was a well-known environmental activist prior to her 2016 appointment as director of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-regina-lopez-the-philippines-maverick-environment-minister/
  8. 11990 On Monday, August 21, people living within a narrow 70-mile-wide band across the United States will see a total solar eclipse. https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/how-animals-react-to-a-solar-eclipse/
  9. 11726 Responses of bats to habitat destruction can be sex-specific: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/study-examines-sex-specific-responses-of-neotropical-bats-to-habitat-fragmentation/
  10. 11665 A ‘deer-pig’ or babirusa is an enormous wild creature in Sulawesi where ecosystem restoration is also on the rise ~ https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/protecting-a-forest-in-the-land-of-the-indonesian-deer-pig/

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  1. Young conservationists struggle to launch their careers ~ https://t.co/vHr2MrdZrD Is it a ‘rich person’s profession?’ https://t.co/e0AGuEND31
  2. OUR BEST NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK: a monkey not seen by science for 80 years spotted in Brazil! https://t.co/lwrCySoipY https://t.co/SdwIy3zAGI
  3. Happy World Elephant Day! Nice photo essay via @TheWCS by @julielmaher ~ https://t.co/UmzCU8miwx #WorldElephantDay https://t.co/KMSSXdH67Q
  4. .@AidaGreenbury joins Mongabay’s board of advisors ~ https://t.co/NQyDJkLKhh https://t.co/C4rThO8ZUG
  5. Great Barrier Reef suffered worst coral die-off on record in 2016: https://t.co/j6TYVGCCvx https://t.co/12NVRNt5RJ
  6. Monkey spotted for 1st time in 80 years by scientists ~ https://t.co/lwrCySoipY …during @houseboatamazon expedition in Brazil. https://t.co/wlmE9DIEBz
  7. The world recognizes International Bat Night on August 27, and this new species adds to the celebration ~ https://t.co/Slncbm4xZP https://t.co/jcsAA6JhIR
  8. The tiger population in Nepal’s Parsa National Park is recovering rapidly ~ https://t.co/MrPO6OPtfp https://t.co/4zkXkEo8S4
  9. Bats and viruses: Beating back a bad reputation – https://t.co/etcYwFu8k1 https://t.co/s35lsyAI93
  10. Road projects threaten Sumatra’s last great rainforests, our @hans_nich reports ~ https://t.co/2rA9HiOtrv https://t.co/KfZOhlJ3YQ
  11. New podcast w/ @KHayhoe on “Global Weirding” Season 2 & climate communication https://t.co/LhhLvtNuAJ ‘Share from the heart & then the head’ https://t.co/kOmI4AlDfz
  12. Identifying the world’s top biodiversity investment returns: https://t.co/4KzafFgZkB https://t.co/htZ2cPnwJx
  13. Rethinking the family tree: African forest elephants more closely related to extinct ancestor than savanna elephants https://t.co/5yVSeh6HvS https://t.co/pnUCekTYfv
  14. How animals react to a solar eclipse: https://t.co/FReMVe05mC https://t.co/Nua4pQXcRj
  15. While a total solar eclipse is exciting for most people, what about non-human animals? https://t.co/LD6GuEibmD https://t.co/Mvl1it7yPG
  16. Rhino horn confiscated, three alleged traffickers arrested in Sumatra: https://t.co/Fk5emuUkHh https://t.co/3NKAGeGKSY
  17. Feral cats now dominate the Australian landscape: https://t.co/yEW8l9Z35N https://t.co/Sn0zKIbprB
  18. Two habitat restoration projects could yield 1 of the highest-ever returns on biodiversity conservation investments: https://t.co/N9HES2Uyrj https://t.co/SJq3SCIIdS
  19. [2 years ago] The jackal that turned into a wolf: new species discovered in Africa – https://t.co/LM9qDrBspu https://t.co/yn0ENCFHKf
  20. New research from @TRAFFIC_WLTrade provides baseline for evaluating effectiveness of US ban on ivory trade ~ https://t.co/DN7WvGhQav https://t.co/enavSlBbzi
  21. In *good* news from #Venezuela, a 20-year battle to save the world’s largest eagle succeeds & wins @WhitleyAwards ~ https://t.co/Id7visRi9c https://t.co/tFP6JrDQx4
  22. Sixth mass extinction ‘tsunami’ coming, but preventable,@Tom_Lovejoy says ~ https://t.co/A6dyP4J4s7 https://t.co/eUj6lE0Dfi
  23. Indians win key land rights victory in Brazil’s Supreme Court ~ https://t.co/WRDFA1ojeC https://t.co/M2L7ReR9Qu
  24. A clouded future: Asia’s enigmatic clouded leopard threatened by palm oil ~ https://t.co/KLdBUlrJ7W https://t.co/JMkfMXzGc2
  25. We broke news this week of a dodgy company proposing to mine under a Madagascar forest thick with rare lemurs ~ https://t.co/lOmQ9yHnhr https://t.co/OxPvJUXJQy

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  1. a-rich-persons-profession-young-conservationists-struggle-to-make-it/ 17888 | 666
  2. monkey-rediscovered-in-brazil-after-80-years/ 8649 | 258
  3. a-clouded-future-asias-enigmatic-clouded-leopard-threatened-by-palm-oil/ 6070 | 152
  4. tango-in-the-wind-new-film-captures-courtship-dance-of-critically-endangered-hooded-grebe-for-first-time-ever/ 5345 | 26
  5. the-tiger-population-in-nepals-parsa-national-park-is-recovering-rapidly/ 4962 | 273
  6. u-k-is-the-worlds-biggest-exporter-of-legal-ivory-data-analysis-shows/ 4701 | 71
  7. how-animals-react-to-a-solar-eclipse/ 2932 | 137
  8. protecting-a-forest-in-the-land-of-the-indonesian-deer-pig/ 2662 | 19
  9. brazils-temer-revokes-constitutional-indigenous-land-rights/ 2078 | 276
  10. road-projects-threaten-sumatras-last-great-rainforests/ 2098 | 85
  11. from-tarsiers-to-cloud-rats-scientist-strives-to-save-philippine-species/ 1776 | 20
  12. in-nepal-the-rhino-evokes-national-pride/ 1590 | 145
  13. identifying-the-worlds-top-biodiversity-investment-returns/ 1549 | 87
  14. troubled-firm-aims-to-mine-madagascar-forest-for-rare-earth-elements/ 1500 | 120
  15. massive-highway-planned-for-philippines-palawan-island/ 1391 | 54
  16. audio-a-rare-earth-mine-in-madagascar-triggers-concerns-for-locals-and-lemurs/ 1327 | 64
  17. five-instances-in-which-peru-won-the-battle-against-deforestation/ 1171 | 163
  18. sixth-mass-extinction-tsunami-coming-but-preventable/ 1055 | 269
  19. harsh-sentence-for-blogger-may-haunt-vietnams-environmental-movement/ 1247 | 41
  20. colombian-shamans-want-to-restore-traditional-power-via-national-network/ 1137 | 60
  21. yoda-bat-happy-to-be-recognized-as-new-species/ 1114 | 64
  22. madagascars-radiated-tortoises-have-personalities-too/ 1159 | 15
  23. the-american-pika-a-case-study-in-wildlife-acclimating-to-climate-change/ 1049 | 41
  24. malaysias-east-coast-rail-link-a-double-edged-sword-for-environment-wildlife/ 984 | 42
  25. brazils-indians-on-the-march-in-last-ditch-effort-to-stop-land-theft/ 863 | 142
  26. these-3-companies-owe-indonesia-millions-of-dollars-for-damaging-the-environment-why-havent-they-paid/ 922 | 81
  27. study-examines-sex-specific-responses-of-neotropical-bats-to-habitat-fragmentation/ 947 | 36
  28. mammal-numbers-high-in-logged-tropical-forests-new-study-says/ 781 | 101
  29. 9-rare-siamese-crocodiles-hatch-in-cambodian-center/ 804 | 46
  30. scientists-combine-crowd-sourced-field-observations-with-land-use-and-climate-models-to-identify-steps-for-migratory-bird-protection/ 831 | 17
  31. long-term-thermal-imaging-video-surveillance-records-how-disease-affects-hibernating-bats/ 801 | 15
  32. three-new-frog-species-found-in-peruvian-andes-with-more-to-come/ 755 | 57
  33. indonesias-decision-to-share-vessel-tracking-data-ill-advised-some-say/ 738 | 65
  34. good-quality-monitoring-surveys-key-to-wildlife-conservation-new-study/ 724 | 56
  35. international-investment-blamed-for-violence-and-oppression-in-sarawak/ 686 | 87
  36. kenyans-fear-proposed-trump-cuts-could-threaten-elephants-ranger-jobs/ 733 | 34
  37. high-volumes-of-ivory-continue-to-be-sold-online-in-japan/ 580 | 185
  38. new-genetic-analyses-help-scientists-rethink-the-elephant-family-tree/ 697 | 68
  39. on-world-elephant-day-troubling-times-for-african-elephants-commentary/ 588 | 139
  40. audio-katharine-hayhoe-on-how-to-talk-about-climate-change-share-from-the-heart-and-then-the-head/ 670 | 48
  41. canopy-bridges-keep-rainforest-animals-connected-over-gas-pipeline/ 624 | 58
  42. rethinking-conservation-funding-models-in-africa-commentary/ 595 | 55
  43. deforestation-from-gold-mining-in-peru-continues-despite-govt-crackdowns/ 462 | 154
  44. indonesian-president-jokowis-first-real-test-begins-as-annual-fires-return/ 548 | 62
  45. leading-ivory-trade-investigator-slain-in-tanzania/ 564 | 45
  46. rhino-horn-on-the-auction-block-in-south-africa/ 565 | 34
  47. critically-endangered-staghorn-corals-are-benefiting-from-coral-gardening-in-the-caribbean/ 343 | 214
  48. brazilian-firm-wants-to-build-new-dams-in-amazons-aripuana-basin/ 416 | 119
  49. nearly-one-third-of-bat-species-in-north-america-are-on-the-decline/ 453 | 78
  50. us-retailers-halt-sales-of-hardwood-flooring-linked-to-illegal-logging-in-png/ 476 | 52

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  10. From loathed to loved: Villagers rally to save Greater Adjutant stork 51675
  11. Snake photographed in Ethiopia may be new species of venomous viper 44396 shreya-dasgupta
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