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Hope for bats and wind power

By Mark A. Bonta / October 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Hope for bats and wind power

Can we have both bats and wind energy? Uruguayan scientists think so, and they’ve developed an acoustics algorithm that will aid conservationists to help Uruguayan bats survive. Bats, which navigate and communicate using sonar, are critically important members of ecosystems across the world, but they often cannot detect the whirring blades of giant commercial wind […]

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In the wake of war, Vicuña herds bring the wages of peace

By Mark A. Bonta / September 25, 2018 / Comments Off on In the wake of war, Vicuña herds bring the wages of peace

You can thank scientists, concerned communities and a successful peace process for the spectacular recovery of the Peruvian vicuña, which has rebounded from a few thousand in the 1980s to hundreds of thousands across the country today. Our story gets its start in Pampa Galera – Barbara D’Achille National Reserve, home to some of the […]

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Mexico’s vaquita policy a fraud: Activists

By Mark A. Bonta / September 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Mexico’s vaquita policy a fraud: Activists

Despite claims to the contrary, Mexico’s iconic vaquita porpoise, found only in the Sea of Cortez, lost more than 70 percent of its population during the outgoing president’s six-year term. Greenpeace Mexico claims that the government is taking credit for conservation actions that have had no effect: The species is now at less than 30 […]

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