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War in South Sudan exterminating wildlife

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius yesterday. 1 Reply

Civil war in the young country of South Sudan has pushed once abundant elephants and other wildlife to the brink.Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of…Continue

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Forty percent of giraffes slaughtered in last 15 years

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 0 Replies

Poachers Are Now Slaughtering Africa's GiraffesPopulations have plunged 40 percent as the animals are killed for their meat, often to feed…Continue

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Lone Wolf May be Roaming Grand Canyon

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 4. 1 Reply

There have been several sightings of what appears to be a lone gray wolf in the northern Grand Canyon area of Arizona. Researchers think it might be a wolf - dog mix although it does not appear to be and is wearing an inactive radio collar. They…Continue

Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Wolves, Jubinsky

Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Oct 24. 2 Replies

A seven year study performed by researchers from Texas A & M, the University of Virginia, the University of South Wales and the University of Utah has established that elephants can detect rain 150 miles away. The study, however, was unable to…Continue

Tags: Animals, Elephants, Jubinsky

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

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Comment by Steph S. on June 4, 2013 at 8:09pm

Dallas - wow- thanks for all the videos and pictures. I sure do appreciate it.

Comment by A Former Member on June 4, 2013 at 8:05pm

Sometimes nature is so beautiful. Other times, well, we get this:

The wolffish is actually modeled after evolution’s cousin Frank. Evolution has always secretly hated its cousin Frank.

Comment by A Former Member on June 4, 2013 at 8:04pm

So evolution made a blue-tongued skink. What are you going to do, fire it? Yeah, good luck finding anyone else with 170 million years of skink-management experience, assholes. 

“Everyone’s making fun of that fiddler crab I made. They think it looks weird.”“Aw, evolution, I wouldn’t worry about it. I’m sure they’re just deeply insecure about their own appearance.”“They’re assholes. I’ll show them.”“Whoa, hang on. What are you doing?”“See how you like the hairy crab, you ungrateful bipedal jerks.”

“Uuuurrrnnnggghhhhhh.” “You feeling okay, evolution?” “I feel awful. I think I partied a little too hard last night. I have got to stop doing that.” “Well, yeah, you’re not exactly 21 million years old anymore. Here, have an aspirin.” “Thanks. I just wish I remembered what I — oh. Oh no.” “What?” “I think I may have made some animals last night.” “Oh, I’m sure you didn’t.” “Then why do I have ‘variable neon slug’ written on my hand? Oh god, what does that even mean?” “Just get some rest, okay? I’m sure you can sort it out later.” “This is so embarrassing.”

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 4, 2013 at 8:04pm

Dallas, delightful video of Springbok, pronking.

"From Afrikaans pronk (to show off, strut, or prance)."

pronk

Comment by A Former Member on June 4, 2013 at 7:48pm

Seems like everyone could use a hug this week. Good thing evolution gave the blue-ringed octopus all those arms.  (Disclaimer: The blue-ringed octopus is venomous. Please do not actually attempt to hug one.)

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Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2013 at 7:55pm

Wow Dallas - thank you.

Thank you for the discussions and pictures.

Comment by A Former Member on May 20, 2013 at 6:50pm

 

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