11 Aug '11, 3pm

Wildlife Conservation Projects Achieving Success Worldwide, Study Says

11 Aug 2011: Wildlife Conservation Projects Achieving Success Worldwide, Study Says Conservation efforts to save endangered species worldwide, from the creation of protected areas to campaigns against the illegal trade of wildlife, have had some positive impacts , a new study says. Shutterstock A bald eagle According to the paper, published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution , a wide range of projects have in many cases reversed extinction rates of endangered species, from the U.S. bald eagle, to wild ungulates in Nepal, to mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda. And at least 16 bird species from five continents are still surviving that would have gone extinct without direct conservation efforts. The paper categorized conservation efforts in three scales: microscale, in which efforts focus on a single species or ecosystem;...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/wildlife_conservation_project...

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