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All things wildlife. Wildlife management, ecology, eco-tourism, research, conservation, rehabilitation, photography, etc. For anyone who enjoys wildlife.

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Child slavery and marine piracy tied to wildlife declines

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 25. 0 Replies

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crimeBroadly re-visioning the reasons for wildlife protection is essential. Those of us who purchased…Continue

Tags: organized crime, slavery, wildlife declline, Somali piracy

Almost a third fish eaten in US are illegal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jul 18. 4 Replies

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be IllegalThose of us who care about wildlife want wild fish…Continue

Tags: overfishing, illegal fishing

U.S. loses nearly a third of its honey bees this season

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 11. 5 Replies

Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the winter, an annual survey found on Wednesday. The decline—which was far worse than the winter before—threatens the survival of some bee colonies.The heavy losses…Continue

Tags: food, pollination, agriculture, parasites, pesticides

Crocodiles and People

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Casey Pittman Jul 4. 16 Replies

 ''As saltwater crocodiles stalk Australia's waterways, Al Jazeera investigates if they should be culled to curb attacks on humans.Heralded as the 'animal most likely to eat a human', saltwater crocodiles are a common feature in Australia's tropical…Continue

Tags: Atheism, rationalism, crocodile, nature, Australia

Beaver attack!

Started by Luara. Last reply by Luara Jul 3. 3 Replies

A beaver leapt out of the water to maul a kayaker.Maybe it was rabid, but while being rabid would be somewhat an excuse…Continue

Bats make social alliances that affect roosting behavior

Started by Steph S. Jun 18. 0 Replies

Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists at Virginia Tech and The Ohio State University.Alexander…Continue

Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight, stiffen wing skin

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 1 Reply

Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to…Continue

Exercise wheels for wildlife

Started by Luara. Last reply by Steph S. May 27. 5 Replies

Some people put a mouse running wheel outdoors, set up a videocam and saw who came to play ...The wild mice loved it.  A frog, too ...What would come and…Continue

There’s a new kitten in town: Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge

Started by Steph S. May 4. 0 Replies

The baby ocelot recently photographed by remote trail cameras on the…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday

Salmon Are Dying In The Salmon River Because The Water’s Too Warm

The fish are dying before they get the chance to spawn, due to drought and decreased snowpack-fueled low water levels.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Saturday

Yes, we enjoyed both the elephant and orangutan reproduction shows.

To change topics,

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore...

... UNESCO threatens to list it as a World Heritage site in danger.

Professor Hughes, who is also the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, said the report also found coal dust had spread hundreds of kilometres from ports.

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Comment by Randall Smith on Saturday

Has anybody been watching the PBS nature shows on "Wildlife Sex"? The last two, on elephants and orangutans were wonderful--perhaps a bit explicit, but excellant. Further, the special on raising a baby orangutan with sign language was superb.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 22, 2014 at 6:52am

That's what you get for "praying"! Ha!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 20, 2014 at 12:18pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 18, 2014 at 4:07pm

That's what I wondered also Randy.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 18, 2014 at 7:09am

What is it that raccon is dragging off? Dog food?

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 2:18pm

Ruth, that's why I have peep-holes in my doors.  I don't like the idea of being a snack.  For bears, or for proselytizers.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 17, 2014 at 1:42pm

 

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