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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 Patricia on February 18, 2013 at 1:06pm

Love seeing elephants, & the others too.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 18, 2013 at 5:54am

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 18, 2013 at 5:53am

Just too damn cute!!!

Comment by Plinius on February 18, 2013 at 2:57am

Thanks for the chimpanzee picture, Tony!

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 10:09pm

Tony thanks for the chimpanzee rescue story and the photo.

Joan thanks for the dog and kitty and the fractals made by the spider (very cool spiderweb).

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 9:46pm

Fractals for the fun of it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 9:45pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 17, 2013 at 9:30pm

This extraordinary scene took place in Sanaga-yong chimpanzee rescue center.
 The scene proves that animals have emotions for their own kind.
 A group of chimpanzee watches with sorrowfull eyes from behind the wire as one of their own is wheeled past to the infirmary.

Comment by Plinius on February 17, 2013 at 12:47am

What a smile to enjoy with morning coffee! Thanks Steph! 

Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 9:17pm

Happy Llama

 

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