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New threat to endangered sea turtles

Rising beach temperatures are posing a new threat to endangered sea turtles. A successful conservation project in Mexico is now looking to widen its scope to monitor ambient temperatures in turtle nests.

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Making the most of the Blue Planet generation

Recent years have seen a new type of diver emerge; one who wants more than just a chance to see a coral reef with their own eyes, and who feels empowered to make a difference in the growing struggle to protect these ecosystems for the future.

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Making land claims work for conservation in South Africa

The new generation of conservation areas, protected or not, must fully integrate communities and provide a diverse portfolio of livelihoods and land use if they are to work.

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Motivations behind conservation volunteering revealed

A new study investigating what motivates people to conserve other species – and offer up their time voluntarily to help achieve this – reveals that empathy and guilt drive the behaviour.

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Habitat restoration aiding the recovery of the Maui Parrotbill

A project to protect and restore the habitat of the critically-endangered Maui Parrotbill is underway in Maui, Hawaii, ahead of moves to encourage repopulation of the species

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First long term study of primate crop-raiding in Asia published

A study which took place on Buton Island, Indonesia on the crop-raiding behaviour of the Buton macaque has found that some troops spend up to a third of their time feeding on crops in farmers’ fields

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How the invisible Baird’s tapir can inform conservation management policies

A range of monitoring techniques, including non-invasive genetics, have been employed in a study on Baird’s tapir in Honduras, which has shown that the species will be locally extinct within a few years without prompt intervention

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