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War in South Sudan exterminating wildlife

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Nov 21. 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 Nov 20. 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

Tags: Animals, Elephants, Jubinsky

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

Tags: radioactive wildlife

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 Steph S. on February 15, 2013 at 12:02pm

Glad you enjoyed it Joan.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2013 at 11:35pm
Steph, the photo of the lizard is so crisp, when I enlarged it, every detail stayed crisp
Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2013 at 9:55pm

Dallas - what a wonderful video - thanks so much - all of you are so wonderful to posts here. Always a joy to see the pictures, videos and posts.

Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2013 at 9:54pm

Joan, Tony, Dallas, Chris, Patricia - I just love the posts you made here.

So beautiful.

Anole Lizard

Comment by A Former Member on February 12, 2013 at 4:07pm

Strange sounding book. It is either brilliant or awful. 

Comment by Plinius on February 12, 2013 at 7:02am

reminds me of this oldie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_(novel)

brrrrr..!

Comment by A Former Member on February 11, 2013 at 9:29pm

OMFG! I would not even be able to walk outside. I can handle a spider in the corner of the room, but I CANNOT handle things dangling over my head. *shudder*  I would not even be able to leave the house if this were in front of it. 

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Freaky phenomenon shows hundreds of spiders hanging in midair in Brazil

If you have arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, you might not want to watch this video, and if you watch this video, you just may end up becoming an arachnophobe. In Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil, Erick Reis was shooting an engagement party for friends, and when he went outside, he saw an incredible sight. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of spiders hanging from utility lines in what apparently is one giant web, making it look at times as if it was raining spiders. The video is a tad long, but you only need a minute or so to get the idea:

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 11, 2013 at 4:29pm

Blue Anole. Worlds only completely blue lizard.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 11, 2013 at 4:26pm

Baby elephant frockling in the surf. Sure looks like he's having fun, huh?

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 7, 2013 at 11:57am

Cotton-top tamarins. New world primate. One of the smallest primates in the world.

 

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