Sleepy Sunday! Here is cotton-top Emilio from group 21 taking a siesta in a tree. We hope our field team didn't wake him!
Conservation is as much about wildlife as it is about people. For there to be permanent change, there must be support from the community that lives side by side with nature.
Elephants are an irreplaceable part of their ecosystem and this video shows a prime example of that. Wildlife and humans living alongside them depend on the influence they have on their landscape.
Our partners at MarAlliance shared this exciting video from the Smithsonian Channel that shows the brutal side of nature. In the footage, we see an epic showdown between a southern stingray and a great hammerhead that can't be missed. Hit the link to see who comes out on top!
During their research, MarAlliance often capture and tag sharks with stingray barbs embedded in them. The sharp,...
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Hammerhead vs. Stingray

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Why are saiga antelopes critically endangered? Click "read more" on our partners Saiga Conservation Alliance's FB post to find out! For the love of Friday (and saigas), pass it on!
A hopeful and wonderful update from the field from our partners at Spectacled Bear Conservation Society Peru (SBC). Here is a photo of a spectacled bear that SBC has been monitoring, and it is one of the few cubs to survive to adulthood!
Photo credit: Ken and Michelle Dyball
Jeneria Lekilelei from our partners at Ewaso Lions was raised as a Samburu Warrior to kill lions. But a change of heart as a young man and a chance meeting has made him a leader of lion conservation in Kenya. Learn how his contagious love for lions is spreading throughout the community and saving these iconic big cats in this post from National Geographic

Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them

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This restless baby elephant didn't get the memo that afternoons are for napping.
For the first time ever, conservation scientists, including our partners from Painted Dog Conservation, have been able to map the complete painted dog genome. This blueprint will be an important tool to make decisions for the painted dog population as well as finding new methods to treat disease that plague this spectacular canid.
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Finding Answers for Painted Dog Conservation with Genetics

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2017 Spring Wildlife Conservation Expo

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Over the past 25 years we have lost half of the world's lions. Only 20,000 lions remain in the wild today, and there are fewer lions than there are rhinos-signaling a loss of much of Africa’s wild. In this just released paper, Dr. Peter Lindsey, WCN’s Director of Conservation Initiatives and a research associate of Panthera and colleagues show how protected areas are critical to bringing lions...
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Lions Lost, Lions Gained

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Our partners at Okapi Conservation Project (OCP) shared some great news from their partners at the Saint Louis Zoo, about a new okapi birth! Check out this cutie, baby Mahameli (Swahili for "velvet"). To keep up with all things okapi, visit OCP's FB page!
Our partners at Proyecto Titi have a genius way to recycle plastic trash while also protecting the habitat of wildlife like cotton-top tamarins. Every year, trees are cut down to be used for fence posts with a short lifespan in the humid, Colombian climate. By using titi posts instead, recycled plastic is transformed into hard, dense fence posts that last longer and save the trees for the...
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Tití Post Campaign

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In the latest thrilling installment of our Wildlife on Camera series we're shining the spotlight on the spectacular marbled cat of south and southeast Asia. Click the link to find out more!
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Wildlife on Camera

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Our friends at the Ara Project / Proyecto Ara have been working tirelessly for many years to restore the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus), whose wild population numbers are less than 1,000.
This gorgeous photo was taken at Gandoco beach, Manzanillo, and shows very likely one of their released Great Greens!

Photo credit: Jan Hazevoet
Happy #WorldPangolinDay! This charming species has the unfortunate distinction of being the most trafficked animal in the world. Our friends at Save Vietnam's Wildlife are champions for protecting pangolins by rescuing them from illegal trade, rehabilitation, and releasing them into safe environments. Learn more about pangolins here-
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The many faces of spectacled bears! Each bear has unique facial markings that help our partners at Spectacled Bear Conservation Society Peru identify individual bears and estimate their numbers within a region. #FactFriday
Although cheetahs are solitary animals, it is not uncommon for cheetah siblings to hunt together throughout their lives. This allows them to hunt more effectively and go after larger prey, like wildebeasts and zebras. These two cheetah cubs are learning the tricks of the trade from their mother on how to be stealthy hunters.

Photo credit: Ken and Michelle Dyball
Magellanic penguins are one of the 18 species of penguins in the world. In this latest post from our friends at Wayfaring Views, you'll learn about the good work of the GLOBAL PENGUIN SOCIETY (GPS) and what they're doing to protect penguins in Patagonia from the threats of oil spills, overfishing, and climate change.

Conservation Success Stories for the Punta Tombo Penguins

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