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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 February 13, 2013 at 9:55pm

Dallas - what a wonderful video - thanks so much - all of you are so wonderful to posts here. Always a joy to see the pictures, videos and posts.

Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2013 at 9:54pm

Joan, Tony, Dallas, Chris, Patricia - I just love the posts you made here.

So beautiful.

Anole Lizard

Comment by A Former Member on February 12, 2013 at 4:07pm

Strange sounding book. It is either brilliant or awful. 

Comment by Plinius on February 12, 2013 at 7:02am

reminds me of this oldie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_(novel)

brrrrr..!

Comment by A Former Member on February 11, 2013 at 9:29pm

OMFG! I would not even be able to walk outside. I can handle a spider in the corner of the room, but I CANNOT handle things dangling over my head. *shudder*  I would not even be able to leave the house if this were in front of it. 

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Freaky phenomenon shows hundreds of spiders hanging in midair in Brazil

If you have arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, you might not want to watch this video, and if you watch this video, you just may end up becoming an arachnophobe. In Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil, Erick Reis was shooting an engagement party for friends, and when he went outside, he saw an incredible sight. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of spiders hanging from utility lines in what apparently is one giant web, making it look at times as if it was raining spiders. The video is a tad long, but you only need a minute or so to get the idea:

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 11, 2013 at 4:29pm

Blue Anole. Worlds only completely blue lizard.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 11, 2013 at 4:26pm

Baby elephant frockling in the surf. Sure looks like he's having fun, huh?

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 7, 2013 at 11:57am

Cotton-top tamarins. New world primate. One of the smallest primates in the world.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 7, 2013 at 1:15am

Patricia, these albino dolphins look so pretty. Nice shots.

Tony, again, your diversity of beautiful creates amazes me.  

Comment by Patricia on February 7, 2013 at 12:58am

Albino dolphins are pink.....

 

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