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Major Conservation Group Guts Science Team in Strategy Shift

Science  07 Mar 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6175, pp. 1069
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6175.1069

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Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C., innovated many approaches to conservation. Now, in a move that mirrors that of most other conservation groups, WWF is downsizing the unit and putting many of its scientists into conservations teams. Observers worry that WWF will lose the ability to innovate and anticipate emerging issues.

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