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China shuts some ivory factories, Hong Kong seen as a loophole

By FARAH MASTER | HONG KONG on REUTERS | 31 March 2017   "China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant ivory tusks, is shutting a third of its...

Finding Israel’s First Camels

  TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY | 3 February 2014 TAU archaeologists pinpoint the date when domesticated camels arrived in Israel Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph,...

Rise of the conservation drones

Lian Pin Koh: A drone's eye view of conservation TED | Filmed Jun 2013 • Posted Nov 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 •Posted on I am Wilderness 18 November 2013 Ecologist Lian...

A Facebook for monkeys?

Biologists find an evolutionary Facebook for monkeys and apes STUART WOLPERT on UCLA NEWSROOM | 18 November 2013 Why do the faces of some primates contain so many different colors —...
Tian Shan Mountains

Remote Kyrgyzstan reveals new onion

  Remaining unnoticed for 100 years, a Kyrgyz onion species strikes with its beauty PENSOFT | 2 April 2013 Situated at the foothills of the Western Tian-Shan, Kyrgyzstan is home to a...
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A drastically greener Arctic

  New models predict drastically greener Arctic in coming decades AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY | 31 March 2013 Boom in trees, shrubs expected to lead to net increase in climate warming New...

Riches of a changing Mongolia

  The riches under Mongolia's Turquoise Hill JUSTIN ROWLATT on BBC NEWS | 23 March 2013, 9:29 PM Beneath the Gobi desert lie enormous reserves of gold, silver and copper - but...
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Book Review: Tibet Wild

  Review: Two from Tibet By MATT MILLER on THE NATURE CONSERVANCY | 19 March 2013 Tibet Wild: A Naturalist’s Journeys on the Roof of the World. By George B. Schaller. Island...
Tarkine Rainforest

10 of the world’s last great wilderness areas

  10 of the world's last great wilderness areas By JINI REDDY on CNN TRAVEL | 5 March 2013, 7:13 P.M. EST (CNN) -- Computers, cell phones and Aeron chairs will only get...
Broad Peak

First Winter Ascent of Broad Peak

  First Winter Ascent of Broad Peak:Polish Team Bags Ascent By JOE SPRING in OUTSIDE | 5 March 2013 A polish team reached the summit of Broad Peak on Tuesday afternoon, notching...

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