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Bicknell’s Thrush Surveys Turn Up Illegal Clearing in Dominican Republic

By on Friday, April 19th, 2013 - 1 Comment

Surveys for a rare North American songbird are shedding light on illegal forest clearing in the Dominican Republic, according to researchers from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and Grupo Jaragua. The ongoing cutting in Sierra de Bahoruco National Park threatens … Continue reading

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Weighing the Fate of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse

By on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 - 105 Comments

UPDATE Nov. 12, 2014: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced their decision to list the Gunnison Sage-Grouse as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. For more about what this decision means for the future of this species, see our tip … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Coffee Labels: Does Your Coffee Support Wintering Warblers?

By on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 - 27 Comments

Imagine you walk into the neighborhood coffee house for your morning cup of joe, and on the counter is a tip jar with a sign reading, “$ for wintering warblers” with a photo of a Chestnut-sided Warbler in a tropical … Continue reading

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9/11 Tribute in Light Illuminates Thousands of Migrating Songbirds

By on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 - 13 Comments

On the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, twin spotlights once again shot into the night sky above Manhattan to offer a tribute to the men and women we lost during the 2001 attacks. It was a clear and cool night, almost … Continue reading

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Wildlife-Trafficking Bust Highlights Problems in Caged Bird Trade

By on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 - 52 Comments

Writing intern Abby McBride explores the caged bird industry with help from Cornell Lab scientist Eduardo Iñigo-Elias, who coordinates our Neotropical Bird Conservation Initiative. Here’s Abby: Environmental crime officials cracked down on wildlife trafficking between Latin America and Europe this … Continue reading

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