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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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Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

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

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

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Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2012 at 12:01pm

Following that link Tony. Thanks for the Live Science article.

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2012 at 12:00pm

Thank you Tony and Patricia for the lovely and most interesting pictures.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 12, 2012 at 5:13am

This meat-eating species of sponge was recently discovered in deep ocean waters off California's Monterey Bay, and was dubbed the "harp sponge" because its structure resembles a harp or lyre turned on its side
Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2012 at 5:14pm

Jimmy welcome to the group!

So glad you could join us.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2012 at 9:26pm

Tony, the use of sunlight on these great beasts reveal beauty at its best. The Charming little Red Pandas and your narrative is new to me. I didn't know there were such animals! Thanks. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2012 at 9:06pm
I'm really enjoying the photography of light and dark imagery in that picture! Thank you Tony!
Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2012 at 5:30am
Good morning Tony! You are up early like me. I love that National Geographic lion picture. I also really enjoy that red pandas picture.
I hope you have a good day at work today. Appreciate you stopping by here.
Comment by Tony Carroll on November 5, 2012 at 5:19am

From National Geographic. An article on how to photograph light and dark. This was one example that I found extremely moving.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 1:49am

Red Pandas. Ran into an article about new cubs at the D.C. Zoo. Learned something new. Not related to the giant panda, though live in same territory, only at higher elevations. Like bamboo mostly, but also omnivorous as needed, so greater ability to gather food.

Comment by Steph S. on October 22, 2012 at 11:40pm
I really love Halloween so I really appreciate those!
Thanks very much!
 

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