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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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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

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

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Comment by Steph S. on August 10, 2012 at 10:52pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 10, 2012 at 10:51pm

Well that is good news Tony. Are you still working 60 hours a week? Are things getting better at the hospital?

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 10, 2012 at 10:48pm

Good so far, Steph. Working this weekend ( Fri-Sat-Sun ).  Then doing the computer thing Monday, but will have Tuesday off. Yay!

Comment by Steph S. on August 10, 2012 at 10:06pm

I love the Lion picture Tony. How is your start of the weekend going?

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 10, 2012 at 9:48pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 9:34pm
Welcome to the group Lillie - so wonderful you could join us!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 9, 2012 at 7:33pm

Green-winged teal. Nice.

Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 7:26pm
Hi Tony! It's one of my favorite ducks. It's a Green-winged Teal.
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 9, 2012 at 7:08pm

Beautiful. What kind of duck is that?

Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 6:24pm

 

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