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By Land and Sea, Looking to Restore a Planet in Crisis

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The Vineyard Gazette Noah Asimow – August 22, 2019 Buried deep within the woods of the Manuel Correllus State Forest is a statue of Booming Ben, the world’s final heath hen. Once common all along the eastern seaboard, the species was hunted to near-extinction in the 1870s. Although a small number of the birds found refuge on Martha’s Vineyard, they officially disappeared in 1932 — with Booming Ben, the last of their kind, calling for female mates who were no longer there to hear him. “There is no survivor, there is no future, there is no life to be recreated…

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A Surprise Donation from the Gaming Industry

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We weren’t quite sure what to think when Tap4Fun first asked if they could host a donation event for Revive & Restore’s Woolly Mammoth Revival Project in their game, Brutal Age. So we Googled them: Tap4fun, with its headquarters located in Chengdu, China, is a mobile game company focusing on creating top-notch mobile games for global players. In the prehistoric game Brutal Age you get to forge your horde with cities and outposts on the map and push the border against global competitors. Justin Quinn, our woolly mammoth project coordinator, checked them out with Meghan Foley from our office—and both agreed that it would…

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Citizen Science for the Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback – Join the project!

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-Ben J. Novak Revive & Restore’s Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback began in 2012 with two questions: Can we bring back the passenger pigeon to the eastern forests of the United States? And if so, why bring it back? To answer these questions, Revive & Restore with scientists from the University of California, Santa Cruz, sequenced genomes, crunched population models, reviewed historic records and forestry science, and more.  This new research significantly reshapes accepted scientific views of this iconic species. Can we bring back the Passenger Pigeon? We can’t bring the passenger pigeon back as a exact clone from a historical…

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