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Scarlet Macaws Fly Free Again in Mexico’s Wilds

Scientists and an amusement park work together to reintroduce an iconic bird in the rainforests of Chiapas and Veracruz

Mexico is one of the top ten countries in the world in terms of bird diversity, but poverty, crime, and corruption can make it a difficult place for conservationists to work. In the remnant rainforests of Veracruz and Chiapas, however, the restoration…
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by: Rebecca Heisman – October 6, 2015

Galapagos Tortoises Thrive on Invasive Plants

In unusual management twist, researchers learn that non-native plants aren’t always bad

The invasive species narrative is always the same: non-native species are bad, native species are good, native species must be protected from invasive ones or they’ll inevitably suffer and decline. But reality is often more complicated, and a recently-published study from the…
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by: Rebecca Heisman – May 6, 2015

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