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September 15, 2014

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3:46 PM | Grouper Selfie
Recently, there was a copyright uproar about the ownership of a monkey selfie. That is, who owned the copyright of photographs of Indonesian macaques taken by themselves after borrowing a photographer’s camera. Here’s what one of the monkey selfies looks like:   What the media frenzy ignored was how useful a monkey selfie, or a […]
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2:17 PM | Shark Conservation Module for Zoox Last week the team and I ran...
Shark Conservation Module for Zoox Last week the team and I ran through the new shark conservation module I wrote as one of the Zoox Training Modules. Not only is shark conservation a major sector in the marine conservation industry, but it also serves as a great case study to examine how international policy trickles down to national and grass roots levels. On top of that we run through the opportunities and challenges that ecotourism presents as an alternative to direct […]
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12:35 PM | You know you love your job when...
…you actually looked forward to a Monday.
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12:00 PM | Snake Call! - The Bangladesh Python Project Part I --Guest Post---
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6:14 AM | Natural history needs more .gifs
There’s something glorious about .gifs, the short video clips that proliferate across the internet. Not quite as demanding of commitment as a full video, slightly more than a still image. These mighty little loops of endless wonder can express joy, surprise, or disdain far better than their static counterpart. They are an artform unique to the […]
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2:45 AM | Negotiation Is Over – Animal Rights Leadership Council
The Animal Rights movement is the sum of all of us working on animal issues in the US and around the world. Continue reading →
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12:13 AM | Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that Tesla in your hand?
Some notable environmentalists have been ‘against’ Hydrogen as a possible energy solution for a remarkably long time – Joe Romm’s ‘The Hype About Hydrogen’ goes back ten years now, to 2004. The RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute) isn’t keen. In the meantime, other energy solutions have made progress, in particular, as Romm points out in his recent series on ClimateProgress, in the field of personal transportation. But recent developments such as ones at […]
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12:00 AM | emiliegrant: Discus (Symphysodon discus) Acrylic, A4 (C) Emilie...
emiliegrant: Discus (Symphysodon discus) Acrylic, A4 (C) Emilie Grant http://society6.com/emiliegrant

September 14, 2014

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11:42 PM | Monitoring, quietly
Monitoring carried out by community groups as a part of their restoration projects is an activity that just doesn’t receive a lot of attention. Might this change if proposed citizen […]
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11:00 AM | I’m saying #Yay4SharksNRays as mantas & 5 shark...
I’m saying #Yay4SharksNRays as mantas & 5 shark species are regulated via CITES Appendix II. more info here: http://thndr.it/1wdoFQz
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8:00 AM | jayalice: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced...
jayalice: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Riley combines scientific research with media savvy to take his ideas to a mass audience. His talk describes how he balances the two sometimes opposing worlds of media and science.Riley Elliott is a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland. With an Honours degree in Zoology and Masters with distinction in Marine Science from Otago University, Riley ventured to South Africa to find his true […]
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12:35 AM | Brazil Amazon: New data reveal that annual rate of deforestation is up for first time in five years
Originally posted on boldcorsicanflame's Blog:© http://www.theage.com.au Stripping the Amazon, piece-by-piece. The rate of destruction blighting the world’s largest rain forest spiked by nearly a third last year, according to new data released by the Brazilian government. Satellite data…
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12:08 AM | Useless Creatures (and Why They Matter)
Originally posted on strange behaviors:(Illustration: Chloé Poizat) My latest for The New York Times: This article contains no useful information. Zero. Nada. Nothing. If usefulness is your criterion for reading, thank you very much for your time and goodbye,…
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September 13, 2014

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10:32 PM | Vulnerability of biodiversity hotspots to invasive species and climate change
Cclose monitoring is now required to evaluate the biodiversity responses to invasive species and climate change and to test this study projections against observations. Continue reading →
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7:17 PM | Is Climate Progress Illegal?
An international climate agreement appears to be effectively impossible in the near term. But, as Naomi Klein explains, most local legislation is illegal in the absence of an international agreement, according the the WTO. This is a problem. [more]

September 12, 2014

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4:07 PM | Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership
Learning more about the monarch-milkweed relationship. Continue reading →
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4:06 PM | Call for greater protection of endangered lynx in the US
New rules reduce rare wild cats critical habitat despite extending legal protection in 48 states. Continue reading →
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3:50 PM | Urban wildlife in pictures
Bristol-based photographer Sam Hobson portrays wildlife in British cities, from lapwings on a Manchester roof to fallow deer feeding by a London bus stop. Source: www.theguardian.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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1:06 PM | Photo of the Week – September 12, 2014
It’s grasshopper season! By the end of summer, most grasshoppers have completed their seven or eight molts and have become adults – complete with functional wings.   Now, as we walk and drive through our prairies, these fully-formed adult grasshoppers … Continue reading →
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12:00 PM | Sharks prefer healthy reefs, healthy reefs need sharks
Stop fishing, and there will be more fish. That’s the idea, at least. Indeed, sharks were more abundant in no-fishing zones in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) than in spots where fishing is allowed according to a new study just published by a group of Australian researchers. But the story is actually more
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12:00 PM | Friday Roundup: The Week's Wildlife Links (September 12th, 2014)
My latest for Slate: why I gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a turtle. This turtle CPR also got some coverage on The Dodo. I've been asked for my comment on a few different news/research stories lately. For example, here I am in National Geographic: Do female turtles "talk" to their hatchlings? And again for: Fish and eels team up to go hunting together. Finally,
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11:36 AM | My productive week started off talking about Ecotourism with a...
My productive week started off talking about Ecotourism with a full house of students from Ateneo Universiry Environmental Science Society. Thanks for the great turn out guys!
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8:00 AM | thatfishkid: A slender mola washed up at the research station...
thatfishkid: A slender mola washed up at the research station that I worked at this summer. These fish are gorgeous and are a pelagic fish that rarely come up into our temperate waters. This is another sure sign of an El Niño year here in California They grow to about a meter which is nothing compared to some of the other members of the molidae family.  This big guy is a Mola mola, also known as an ocean sunfish and they grow to weights over 1000kg!  That is a
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1:46 AM | #Biodiversity in the #balance, how is it #maintained?
Evolutionary theory and ecology have been brought together to explore one of the big questions in ecology: How is biodiversity developed and maintained? “This is a fundamental question if we want to protect biodiversity — what exactly do we need … Continue reading →
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1:45 AM | Lessons from the Field: Learning to Live with Wildlife
Living in the non-stop hustle and bustle of Washington, DC, I rarely get the chance to see the wildlife and habitats that we work so hard to protect. I recently got that chance. In addition, I met some of our … Continue reading →
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1:30 AM | Shark Cull Dead In The Water
Shark Cull Dead In The Water:   "In an announcement this afternoon, Environmental Protection...

September 11, 2014

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9:23 PM | Illegal tropical deforestation driven globally by “agro-conversion”
Nearly 50 percent of tropical deforestation to make room for commercial agriculture between 2000 and 2012 was done so illegally. That’s a key finding of a report published by the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Forest Trends looking at the global tide of tropical forest “agro-conversion.”
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4:35 PM | Meet the newest enemy to India's wildlife
A boom in infrastructure and population has forced India's wildlife to eke out a creative existence in an increasingly human-modified environment. Big cats such as the leopard are often spotted within large cities, on railway tracks, and sadly, on India's burgeoning and sprawling road network.
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3:26 PM | Next big idea in forest conservation? Harness the power of marketing
As a whole, conservationists have been slow to adapt the strategies of marketing or to market conservation at all. Dr. Diogo Veríssimo, a researcher who works at the interface between social and natural sciences, with a focus on behavior change and evidence-based conservation, thinks this needs to change.
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