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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

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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 Steph S. on January 30, 2013 at 5:26am

Tony love the white squirrel and the hydrozoan. I just love learning new things - appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 30, 2013 at 4:11am

This is the velella (Velella Velella), a small free floating hydrozoan. It's currently the only known species in the genus.

They're also known as sea-rafts or by-the-wind-sailors, for the obvious reason that it uses the the "sail" you can see in this image for locomotion. Because of this, they are often found washed up on beaches.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 7:15pm

White squirrel.

Comment by Steph S. on January 28, 2013 at 11:31am

Awww - what a very cute animal picture. I love it Tony. Thank you very much. I hope everyone is having a good day.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 10:34am

Comment by Steph S. on January 28, 2013 at 6:40am
Love the coconut picture Tony! And appreciate the information.
Yes Joan that is a real picture of a black Arabian horse.
Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 2:43am

Coconut crab, aka the palm crab or robber crab. Worlds largest land dwelling arthropod, weighing in up to 9lbs. Across the south pacific islands. Only humans and other coconut crabs are a threatto them. Considered a delicacy and an aphrodisiac, endangered on any island where humans also live.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2013 at 9:24pm

Tony, those monkeys send shivers up my back. 

Is that three generations of dogs? It looks like the older one is also nursing. 

The zebras present a stunning scene of contrasts in color and textures. 

Steph, is that an actual photo of an Arabian? It is a gorgeous animal. 

Comment by Steph S. on January 27, 2013 at 10:54am

Arabian Horse

Comment by Steph S. on January 27, 2013 at 10:54am

Tony I love all the pictures you posted here. Thanks very much!

 

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