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Birds and Beans: Study Shows Which Type of Coffee Plantations  are Best for Bird Diversity

It’s an age-old debate for coffee lovers.  Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by WCS, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appearing in the journal Scientific Reports has taken the question to unlikely coffee aficionados: birds.


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Study Calls for Urgent Need for Improved Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Across India
June 27, 2017 -- There is an urgent need to strengthen human-wildlife conflict management across India, as up to 32 wildlife species are damaging life and property in this nation of 1 billion people, according to a recent study published in the July 2017 edition of Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
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Can’t we all Just Get Along – Like India’s Cats and Dogs?
February 16, 2017 – A new WCS study in India shows that three carnivores – tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) – seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict. 
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High-Tech Solution for India's Human-Wildlife Conflict
July 12, 2016 – A mobile technology initiative, WildSeve, is helping to address human-wildlife conflicts and has been implemented in 284 villages in India.
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New Book Focuses on Importance on Indian Forests for Wildlife
July 6, 2016 – India’s protected areas are at a crossroads, and a new book by top Indian scientists provides a roadmap on the way forward.
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Statement of Concern by Tiger Biologists
April 15, 2016--The following statement was released today concerning the status of tigers.
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Night Stalker: Rare camera trap images show leopard making kill in India’s Bhadra Tiger reserve
NEW YORK (APRIL 13, 2016) –WCS (Wildlife conservation Society) released a  stunning set of camera trap images recorded last week that show the dramatic end for a large Sambar deer (possibly weighing 200-300 kilos) taken down by the suffocating bite of a leopard.
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STUDY: Micro-Sanctuaries Key to Survival of Wildlife in Human Dominated Landscapes
March 25, 2016 – A new study by a team of researchers from the Centre for Ecological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Manipal University, Centre for Wildlife Studies and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India, says that maintaining even the tiniest wildlife sanctuaries will help preserve some biodiversity in increasingly urbanized landscapes.
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There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last to see these birds in Europe.
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Saving Coral Reefs Depends More on Protecting Fish Than Safeguarding Locations
September 1, 2015— A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that coral reef diversity ‘hotspots’ in the southwestern Indian Ocean rely more on the biomass of fish than where they are located, a conclusion that has major implications for management decisions to protect coral reef ecosystems.
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