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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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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

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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on January 27, 2013 at 5:21am

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2013 at 1:15am

Patricia, and they are so ugly/beautiful! Lucky you. 

Comment by Patricia on January 26, 2013 at 11:36pm

Yes Joan, we're always told to keep away from moose, so that video was a surprise to say the least. I'm in mid BC & we have moose here, although only seen in the distance if at all.

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 11:36pm
Oh looks like I got behind here again. I've been so tired this week. I'm trying to catch up on sleep. However, I end up staying up late anyhow.
Tony I love the tadpoles and bat.
Dallas thanks so much for the link to the dolphin article.
Ruth that sign is funny. Thanks.
Appreciate all the wonderful posts. Makes me smile.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2013 at 11:32pm

Steph, oh my! evolution brought forth this creature? His teeth look like he could take care of a toe or foot or leg, depending on how big he is. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2013 at 11:30pm

Ruth, great photo of sign to hikers and bikers. I've never lived in such country.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2013 at 11:28pm

Patricia, I lived in Alaska for two years and could never get close to one ... they were fierce! Their daily trail through the forest was behind our home and when I walked back there they chased me away. Believe me! I trusted them to not treat me gently. I am so glad she had that experience. 

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 10:29pm

Thanks very much for the Mouse video Patricia. I enjoyed watching it.

Comment by Patricia on January 26, 2013 at 7:06pm
Comment by Patricia on January 26, 2013 at 1:54pm

Nothing shows the other side of the road......

 

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