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12/08/2015 : Tigers in the Haze

One of the Philadelphia Zoo’s partners living in Sumatra, Erin Poor, is a PhD student conducting research with the Virginia Tech Sumatran Tiger Project, a Philadelphia Zoo Global Conservation Prize winner. Erin is studying the detailed habitat use and movements of tigers in the Riau Province Conservation Landscape in order to identify which areas of palm oil plantations tigers use and why. She recently wrote about her experience with the haze and its impact on her work…

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12/07/2015 : Mayors hold the key to more than just their cities

As climate talks continue in Paris, it’s become apparent that cities have a critical role to play in meeting COP21 goals. On Day 5 of the meetings, Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor and current UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate, and Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of the City of Paris, co-hosted the Climate Summit for Local Leaders. This gathering was the first of its kind to be held during a UN-climate conference.

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12/01/2015 : Stop the Cull - Mauritian Fruit Bats Need You!

The Philadelphia Zoo has been working in partnership with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation for two decades to save the critically endangered Rodrigues fruit bat, a member of the flying fox family found only on the small island of Rodrigues, the principal island of the Republic of Mauritius. 

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12/01/2015 : COP21 is Underway: Global and Local Leaders Need Your Support

Leaders from around the world are gathered at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, officially known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (or COP21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). From November 30-December 11, countries will work together to negotiate an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and address the impacts of climate change. Their primary objective: prevent average global temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6°F).

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