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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 Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 3:24pm
Tony that horse is so beautiful - a black beauty. The horse has a really nice shiny black coat - reminds me of Black Beauty. I liked that movie.
Thanks so much all of you.
Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 3:23pm
I love the video you posted Patricia! I've watched it several times now!
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 20, 2012 at 2:57pm

Tony, an incredibly beautiful horse. I wonder how they were so lucky to get white mane and tail? When I first saw the horse photo, I thought it looked familiar and according to Friesian History they were used by knights wearing full armor during the Middle Ages. A strong horse capable of carrying heavy loads and nimble. 

Comment by Patricia on September 19, 2012 at 5:31pm

Gorgeous horse!!!! Am stealing to make pc wallpaper!!!!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 2:14pm

A Friesen. Beautiful horse.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 2:01pm

Wow Patricia. Simply beautiful. The dance of nature. Breathtaking.

Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2012 at 1:30pm
Amazing nature photography.......

The hummingbird doing rolls chasing a bug is neat!!!

This is beautiful.......be sure and watch closely, and check out the baby bat under its mama. Unreal.

If you never knew what goes on in the garden when you aren't paying attention. Watch this - some of the finest photography you will ever see.

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1edcbk4?rel=0

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:50pm

Awww thanks so much!

I appreciate all your posts here and in my other groups.

So glad to help. : )

I can count on you too.

Hope you are having a good day.

Have a great week.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:46pm

Thanks for the info, Steph. I really appreciate. When I saw the name Sitka, I thought of Alaska! Hahaha. Seriously, I really appreciate it. Can always count on you. :)

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:44pm

http://www.wcs.org/news-and-features-main/madidi-national-park.aspx

I found the link to the article Tony. Here ya go Mike.

 

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