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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 January 30, 2013 at 5:26am

Tony love the white squirrel and the hydrozoan. I just love learning new things - appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 30, 2013 at 4:11am

This is the velella (Velella Velella), a small free floating hydrozoan. It's currently the only known species in the genus.

They're also known as sea-rafts or by-the-wind-sailors, for the obvious reason that it uses the the "sail" you can see in this image for locomotion. Because of this, they are often found washed up on beaches.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 7:15pm

White squirrel.

Comment by Steph S. on January 28, 2013 at 11:31am

Awww - what a very cute animal picture. I love it Tony. Thank you very much. I hope everyone is having a good day.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 10:34am

Comment by Steph S. on January 28, 2013 at 6:40am
Love the coconut picture Tony! And appreciate the information.
Yes Joan that is a real picture of a black Arabian horse.
Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 2:43am

Coconut crab, aka the palm crab or robber crab. Worlds largest land dwelling arthropod, weighing in up to 9lbs. Across the south pacific islands. Only humans and other coconut crabs are a threatto them. Considered a delicacy and an aphrodisiac, endangered on any island where humans also live.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2013 at 9:24pm

Tony, those monkeys send shivers up my back. 

Is that three generations of dogs? It looks like the older one is also nursing. 

The zebras present a stunning scene of contrasts in color and textures. 

Steph, is that an actual photo of an Arabian? It is a gorgeous animal. 

Comment by Steph S. on January 27, 2013 at 10:54am

Arabian Horse

Comment by Steph S. on January 27, 2013 at 10:54am

Tony I love all the pictures you posted here. Thanks very much!

 

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