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2010-05-01 08:50:50

Conservationists use molecular data and images from space to study imperiled coastal mammals.

2010-04-13 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The six finalists for the Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation, were announced today.

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2010-04-05 13:33:42

A team of biologists from the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) reported today that Madagascar's radiated tortoise – considered one of the most beautiful tortoise species – is rapidly nearing extinction due to rampant hunting for its meat and the illegal pet trade.

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2010-01-14 09:55:00

Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered for the first time the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler—dubbed in 2007 as "the world's least known bird species"—in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan.

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2010-01-12 23:20:00

The poster child for sustainable fish farming -- the tilapia -- is actually a problematic invasive species for the native fish of the islands of Fiji

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2010-01-12 14:54:06

The poster child for sustainable fish farming—the tilapia—is actually a problematic invasive species for the native fish of the islands of Fiji, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups.

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2009-12-22 10:23:51

A diminutive, colorful bird living in the rocky forests of Laos and Vietnam has been discovered by a team of scientists.

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2009-12-16 14:43:03

The world's rarest—and most camera shy—great ape has finally been captured on professional video on a forested mountain in Cameroon, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and Germany's NDR Naturfilm.

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2009-12-07 13:00:00

The Wildlife Conservation Society today released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways.

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2009-11-24 13:28:30

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss.


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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.