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Conservation Or Construction? Deciding Waterbird Hotspots

Scientists show that conservation and construction decisions should rely on multiple approaches to determine waterbird 'hotspots,' not just on one analysis method as is often done.

Rangers - Unsung Heroes Of Wildlife Conservation

Did you know that population numbers of mountain gorillas have doubled in the last 30 years thanks to effective protection of their habitats by rangers?

National Congress On Wildlife Diseases, Conservation To Be Held

TEHRAN – Tehran will play host to the first national congress on wildlife diseases and conservation which will be held in the Iranian calendar month of Azar (November 22- December 21), Mehr reported on Wednesday.

Humans Pushing 1 Million Species To Brink Of Extinction, Says Un Report

A new UN report reveals the extent to which mankind is changing life on Earth. Written by an international panel of experts, it concludes that nearly a quarter of animal and plant groups are at risk of extinction, some within decades. William Brangham talks to one of the report’s authors, the National University of Mexico's Patricia Balvanera, about what’s driving the changes and how to stop them.

Vanishing: The Extinction Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

We're entering the Earth's sixth era of extinction -- and it's the first time humans are to blame. CNN introduces you to the key species and people who are trying to prevent them from vanishing.