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You can stop breeding programmes of killer whales, but that doesn't mean they disappear immediately from their captive environments. They do have a rather long live span, in the wild as well as in captivity.
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If you can't beat them, join them!
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Colo, born at Columbus Zoo in 1956, is experiencing some physical problems. Will she reach her 60's birthday and more?

http://aboutzoos.info/zoos/news-zoos/1129-world-s-oldest-zoo-gorilla-is-doing-well-after-physical-examination
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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary Before the Flood in full without commercials here.
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Species across the world are rapidly going extinct due to human activities, but humans are also causing rapid evolution and the emergence of new species. A study published on 29 June summarises the causes of man-made speciation, and discusses why newly evolved species cannot simply replace extinct wild species.
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Eyesight is everything!
One of nature’s most physiologically fascinating creatures, mantis shrimp are not only the fastest attackers in the animal kingdom, but they also possess what might be the world’s most interesting and impressive set of eyes. Each mantis shrimp eye has three ‘pupils’, with receptors for 12 distinct colours – yet another world record. But perhaps the most amazing aspect of mantis shrimp eyes are their ability to detect polarised light – largely inv...
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We may not accept the extinction of such an iconic species!
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Do not forget to check out http://www.nature-rx.org/ as well
A strong marketing campaign and a dose of humour to help conservation
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Our impact on biodiversity has been mapped for the first time.
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