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Exctinction Debt

Today's biodiversity is the result of the environment decades ago. We're underestimating the cost to wildlife of today's environmental dest…

Started by Ruth Anthony-GardnerLatest Reply

Manatees Dying in Record Numbers from Red Tide

2013 is shaping up to be a particularly deadly year for the endangered Florida manatee, whose population is estimated at around 5,000 anima…

Started by A Former MemberLatest Reply

New Giant Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka

A new type of tarantula about the size of your face has been found in northern Sri Lanka. Scientists found the spiders — with a leg span…

Started by A Former MemberLatest Reply

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Child slavery and marine piracy tied to wildlife declines

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime Broadly re-visioning the reasons for wildlife protection is essential. Those o…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 on Friday

Almost a third fish eaten in US are illegal

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be Illegal Those of us who care about wildlife want wild fish to flourish, not be exterminated. Ye…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Jul 18
Reply by Randall Smith

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

Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the winter, an annual survey found on Wednesday. The…

Started by A Former Member

5 Jul 11
Reply by Grinning Cat

Crocodiles and People

  ''As saltwater crocodiles stalk Australia's waterways, Al Jazeera investigates if they should be culled to curb attacks on humans. Hera…

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte

16 Jul 4
Reply by Casey Pittman

Beaver attack!

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

Started by Luara

3 Jul 3
Reply by Luara

Bats make social alliances that affect roosting behavior

Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roos…

Started by Steph S.

0 Jun 18

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

Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to control the stiffness and shape of their wings as they fly, accord…

Started by Steph S.

1 May 27
Reply by Idaho Spud

Exercise wheels for wildlife

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 ... Wha…

Started by Luara

5 May 27
Reply by Steph S.

Marine die-off Marina Del Ray

“Like a horror show” at Los Angeles-area beach Marina Del Rey's "Horror Show" [video] A couple of weeks after a massive fish die-off from l…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 May 27
Reply by Steph S.

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

The baby ocelot recently photographed by remote trail cameras on the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in the Rio Grande Valley of T…

Started by Steph S.

0 May 4


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