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A Map for Reef Relief

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A Map for Reef Relief
(December 07, 2011) Coral reefs have a lot of reasons to be stressed out. Climate change, pollution, ultra-violet rays, coastal run-off and rough weather all take their toll on reefs. These threats trickle down to the many marine species that depend on reefs for homes, food, and breeding grounds. Earlier this year, WCS researchers developed a stress test (see A Stress Test for Corals on Edge) to ascertain just how well coral reefs are handling the changing conditions within their environment. This h...

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On the Trail of a Monotreme

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On the Trail of a Monotreme
(May 31, 2009) Experts have called the long-beaked echidna impossible to study, but the challenge didn’t deter Muse D. Opiang. The Wildlife Conservation Society research intern spent thousands of hours over several years on the trail of the porcupine-sized creatures in the wilds of Papua New Guinea. His grueling work in PNG’s Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area represented the first study of this rare, egg-laying mammal. The long-beaked echidna, also called the spiny anteater, lives only in N...

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New Hope for Coral Triangle

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New Hope for Coral Triangle
(March 17, 2009) The world’s epicenter for sea life, the 1.6 billion acre Coral Triangle region got a big boost from the leaders of six heads of state. On May 15, 2009, leaders from Indonesia, the Philippines, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Malaysia gathered in Manado, Indonesia to officially launch the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF). The Coral Triangle is home to more than 500 species of reef-building corals and more than 3,000 specie...

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