Tech giants like Google and Alibaba are working to save endangered species

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Black markets have been using popular social apps and platforms to ply their illicit trade.

Google, eBay and other technology leaders are aiming to protect the world’s animals. Why? In a widely unregulated social-media world, many tech platforms have become a haven for the wildlife black market, a $20 billion industry.

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Long Feared Extinct, Rare Bird Rediscovered

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Corvus unicolor, the long-lost Banggai Crow, was rediscovered on Indonesia’s Peleng Island.

Known to science only by two specimens described in 1900, a critically endangered crow has re-emerged on a remote, mountainous Indonesian island thanks in part to a Michigan State University scientist.

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