Rebecca Albright in the California Academy of Science's darkroom where they are working on coral spawning and restoration efforts. Tara Lohan

Saving Coral Reefs — With Sex

Visitors walk slowly through a room of dimmed lights and glowing tanks that bring the mysteries of the sea into plain view. The Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is home to 900 different species — everything from brightly colored reef fish to prickly sea urchins, even an albino alligator […]

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Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). (© Luciano Candisani/iLCP)

New protected area in Amazon announced

A sprawling corner of the Amazon basin has been designated a protected area. Last week, the Bolivian municipality of Ixiamas issued a law establishing the Bajo Madidi Municipal Conservation and Management Area in the country’s northwestern region, near the Peruvian border. At 15,300 square kilometers (5,900 square miles), the protected area is larger than the […]

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New approach for determining conservation threat for species with little data

“A tremendous challenge in marine conservation is that the conservation status and locations of high human pressures for so many marine species are still unknown,” said Xiong Zhang, lead author and Ocean Leaders Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. While threatened species are typically identified through the International Union for Conservation […]

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U.S. Celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 17

  Events Planned at Zoos, Nature Centers and other Venues Washington, D.C. – On Friday, May 17, thousands of Americans are gathering to participate in Endangered Species Day events across the country, in recognition of our nation’s commitment to protecting and restoring our disappearing wildlife. This is the 14th annual international Endangered Species Day, which […]

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