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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 Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:40pm

@Mike. Nope. It was the picture on an article about an area in Bolivia that is one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet,and how over 100 species of plants and animals are endangered in this one area alone. Scary. The South American forests have been called the lungs of the planet, and if we continue to abuse them, to paraphrase a saying from the Vietnam war, it will not be healthy for children or other living things.

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:38pm

The sika deer, Cervus nippon, also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world. Previously found from northern Vietnam in the south to the Russian Far East in the north,[1] it is now uncommon in these areas, excluding Japan, where the species is overabundant.[2] Its name comes from shika (鹿?), the Japanese word for "deer".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sika_deer

Some ranchers here in Texas have this deer on their ranch along with other exotic animals. I've seen them. Very beautiful!

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:36pm

I know Mike -- so I'll answer that.

Yes it's rear-fanged.

 

http://www.reptiles4all.com/text.php?catId=198

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:30pm

Steph, that deer is beautiful. Never heard of Sitka Deer. Where are they from?

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:25pm

Sika Deer picture

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:24pm

That tree snake looks like it doesn't want to be messed with Tony!

That's a great picture of the snake.

Thank you so very much!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 8:30pm

Picture from article Sciencetoday,about wildlife in Bolivia. Beautiful Bolivian tree snake.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 15, 2012 at 7:16am

Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2012 at 8:11pm
Joan thanks for the wolf picture and the link to the article.
Appreciate it!
Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2012 at 8:10pm
Davey welcome to the group!
 

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