Animals

Healthy Salt Marshes Harbor Rich Biodiversity — And Help Fight Climate Change

Along temperate coasts, the effects of climate change—including sea-level rise, erosion, and more frequent and stronger storms—are threatening a vital habitat that offers one of the best natural defenses against those perils.
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Why Noise Reduction Could Save Marine Life

Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life, but human-made ocean noise threatens this fragile world. Sound travels much farther and faster underwater than in air and is vitally important to marine animals for communicating, navigating, finding food, meeting a mate, and detecting predators.
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Good News for Southern Ocean’s Marine Life: Industry Halts Krill Fishing in Hope Bay

It’s fitting that ARK’s voluntary fishing closure includes Hope Bay because it represents new hope for Adélie penguins. Several of the world’s largest mega-colonies of these penguins live in this part of the Antarctic Peninsula, relying on krill as a prime source of forage food.
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Prison Program Pairs Dogs With Inmates – Healing Both

Marley’s Mutts partners with California state prisons and pairs incarcerated men with a rescue dog for three months, with the goal of “mutual rehabilitation.”
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An All-Female Patrol is Shutting Down Rhino Poaching in South Africa

Rhino deaths have surged in South Africa, but a group of women has reduced poaching by 76 percent within their area of operation since 2013.
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