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How exactly do you count Africa's elephants? | PBS NewsHour

How exactly do you count Africa's elephants? | PBS NewsHour | Great Elephant Census | Scoop.it
Ask any researcher or conservationist how many elephants are in Africa and you will be hard-pressed to get an exact number. But now, in what is being heralded as the largest survey since the 1970s, scientists will try to answer that question by conducting an aerial and on-the-ground census of all of Africa's elephants. Continue reading →
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This information is vital to motivating governments, NGOs and scientists to create important conservation plans. 

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Zambia’s Hunting “Bans”—Shedding Light on a Complicated History

Zambia’s Hunting “Bans”—Shedding Light on a Complicated History | Great Elephant Census | Scoop.it
By Katarzyna Nowak

On August 21, Zambia was reported to have “lifted its hunting ban,” announcing that a ban on hunting big cats—leopards and lions—would remain. One week later, an addendum was ...

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If trophy hunting and Zambia had a Facebook relationship status, it'd be "It's Complicated". 

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Puerto Rico's only native toad bounces back from edge of extinction

Puerto Rico's only native toad bounces back from edge of extinction | Great Elephant Census | Scoop.it
Once common on the islands of Puerto Rico and Virgin Gorda, the Puerto Rican crested toad declined by more than 80 percent over the past decade, leaving behind just some 200 individuals in the wild. But researchers have turned their fate around. Since 1992, they have successfully bred in captivity and re-introduced to the wild more than 300,000 of these threatened toads.
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Leaping back to life!

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