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War in South Sudan exterminating wildlife

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius on Friday. 1 Reply

Civil war in the young country of South Sudan has pushed once abundant elephants and other wildlife to the brink.Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of…Continue

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Forty percent of giraffes slaughtered in last 15 years

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 0 Replies

Poachers Are Now Slaughtering Africa's GiraffesPopulations have plunged 40 percent as the animals are killed for their meat, often to feed…Continue

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Lone Wolf May be Roaming Grand Canyon

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 4. 1 Reply

There have been several sightings of what appears to be a lone gray wolf in the northern Grand Canyon area of Arizona. Researchers think it might be a wolf - dog mix although it does not appear to be and is wearing an inactive radio collar. They…Continue

Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Wolves, Jubinsky

Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Oct 24. 2 Replies

A seven year study performed by researchers from Texas A & M, the University of Virginia, the University of South Wales and the University of Utah has established that elephants can detect rain 150 miles away. The study, however, was unable to…Continue

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Wildlife Population Declines by Half in Last 40 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 2. 2 Replies

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature the wildlife population of the world has declined by half since 1970 while the human population has increased from 3.7 billion to nearly 7 billion. Per the article: ....It stressed that humans were…Continue

Tags: Nature, Wildlife, Ecology, Jubinsky

Current Extinction Rate 1,000 Times Higher than Pre-Human Times

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 3. 1 Reply

A new study says that the extinction rate of wildlife is currently 1,000 times higher than in the 60,000,000 year period before the arrival of humans. Per the article: Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years…Continue

Tags: Animals, Wildlife, Jubinsky, Humans, Extinction

Wild German Boar Radioactive

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 3. 2 Replies

More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat700 miles away and 28 years after Chernobyl, radioactive…Continue

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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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on October 12, 2012 at 11:03pm

Beautiful fawn, Steph.

Was reading an article today about a rare oarfish that washed up on the shore in Cabo. So I went to read more about it, extremely deep water fish, 600 meters deep on average, when I ran into this fellow, another denizen of the deep;

 

This is a barrel eye fish, and yes, its head is transparent! The diversity of nature continually surprises me, in a good way, of course.

Also ran into this image of a school of parrot fish. Just pretty, with so many colors, thought I'd post for you guys;

 

Enjoy my friends, and have a good one.

Comment by Steph S. on October 12, 2012 at 7:09pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 12, 2012 at 7:08pm

Tony - what a great snail picture! You find the coolest stuff.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 11, 2012 at 12:24am

Bullia digitalis, aka the Plough snail, aka the surfing snail. Was watching a show on Animal Planet, when this fascinating creature came up. It seems it "surfs" onto shore. To reach higher on a beach in search of food, it raises its "foot" and catches a wave, and gets carried further inland than trying to crawl there. It surfs!

Comment by Steph S. on October 6, 2012 at 12:01pm

Thanks to Tony for recognizing World Animal Day.

What a very cool picture. Love it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 5, 2012 at 8:10am

Found on the island of Borneo. Stalk eyed fly.

Comment by Steph S. on September 30, 2012 at 8:22pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 30, 2012 at 8:21pm

Those are wonderful pictures and graphics Ruth.

Thank you very much. So glad you all are here.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 4:10pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 3:55pm

 

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