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April 05, 2014

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12:09 AM | Advocating Nature Conservation With Fiction
In Corr Syl the Warrior, I felt the communal sense of the animal kingdom from the up close observations of several other animal characters as Corr is introduced. In Garry's book, what stands out are the feelings his characters evoke through their thoughtful and sapient actions. Continue reading →

April 04, 2014

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11:33 PM | Help give renosterveld a home – Africa Geographic Magazine Blog
On the southernmost end of the African continent lies the smallest, but richest, plant kingdom on Earth: the Cape Floristic Kingdom. Within this incredible system is a plethora of different vegetation types all facing various levels of threat. However, there … Continue reading →
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10:53 PM | HARBIN, China: China’s tiger parks under fire from conservationists, animal cruelty experts
The tourists piled into the bus, which took them through a series of gates into an enclosed, snow-covered field. Within minutes, the bus _ modified so that a steel cage covered the windows _ was surrounded by more than 20 … Continue reading →
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5:31 PM | Saving rainforests by buying them
For more than twenty five years, an international non-profit known as the World Land Trust has been working to protect tropical forests through land purchase and partnerships with local groups. Last year, the U.S. arm of the group decided to rebrand itself as the Rainforest Trust to better convey its core mission to the outside world. Since then, the Rainforest Trust has launched its most ambitious project yet: conserving 5.9 million acres of tropical forest in Peru.
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2:22 PM | Another oil leak reported in southern Utah; At The Grand Staircase
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Burnt sagebrush and oil-covered junipers line the perimeter of the pond at Citation Oil Company’s #11 oil well leak in Dixie National Forest, Wednesday, April… See on donlichterman.wordpress.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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12:00 PM | Chinese orchids are in trouble, here’s how to save them
Orchid species suffer thanks to their use in Traditional Medicine. Most conservation efforts don't work but some scientists have an unconventional proposal.
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12:00 PM | Friday Roundup: The Week's Wildlife Links (April 4th, 2014)
Did you already take a guess at our first snake identification challenge of 2014? Japan will no longer be allowed to go whaling in the Antarctic. But what does this new ruling actually mean? For the first time since the 1700s, the nene, an endangered Hawaiian goose, is nesting on Oahu's North Shore. The Night Lizard Cometh...back! Good news for a once-rare reptile. Poaching is up for the Red
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3:14 AM | Small miracle
Amidst the greatest mass extinction of species since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago, there is one smallish success The Island Fox which had vanished from all but six of the Californ… See on michaeleltonmcleod.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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12:25 AM | 24 Animals Sleeping And Cuddling With Stuffed Animals
Perhaps the only thing cuter than an adorable household pet is an adorable household pet curled up for a nap with their favorite plushie toy. There’s nothing like an animal cuddling with the toys we loved in our early childhoods … Continue reading →
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12:13 AM | Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXIII
Here are another 6 biodiversity cartoons for your conservation pleasure/pain (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). – See on conservationbytes.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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12:08 AM | Grand Canyon seeks ways to manage bison herds
Grand Canyon seeks ways to manage bison herds roaming in northern reaches of national park FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing h… See on savesclub.orgFiled under: Nature Conservation
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12:04 AM | Truth in Advertising
Defenders and partners run a successful campaign against a misleading advertisement in Mexico One of the foremost threats to the survival of the 22 species of parrots and macaws here in Mexico is i… See on donlichterman.wordpress.comFiled under: Nature Conservation

April 03, 2014

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10:29 PM | Petition to stop the slaughter of ravens in Idaho
Petition to stop the slaughter of ravens in Idaho A couple of weeks ago, I came across a small news article explaining that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game had received a permit from the Unit… See on exposingthebiggame.wordpress.comFiled … Continue reading →
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10:01 PM | Nearly 500,000 More Americans Speak Out Against Federal Plan to Strip Wolves of Protections
WASHINGTON— More than 460,000 Americans filed official comments calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to scrap its controversial proposal to remove federal protections from the gray wolf and instead work to advance wolf recovery in the United States. … Continue reading →
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8:45 PM | Photo of the Week – April 3, 2014
This week, I present four photographs from one of the timelapse cameras along a restored wetland in our Platte River Prairies.  All four photographs were taken automatically by the camera, and none are particularly striking images, artistically speaking. Nice sales job, eh? … Continue reading →
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7:21 PM | Interpol Urges Joint Action To Stop Tiger Trade
Environmental Investigation Agency Interpol urges global action to stop tiger trade Global police body Interpol on Thursday called for concerted international action to stem the highly lucrative ti… See on havehest.wordpress.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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5:06 PM | Predators, Prey, Habitats Symposium April 9, Pocatello, ID at ISU
Four experts on wolves, cougars, grizzly bears, and other predators will present and discuss- The “Predators, Prey, Habitats” symposium will feature presentation on wolves, cougars, grizzly bears, … See on www.thewildlifenews.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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5:34 AM | USDA: Selling Out Organic to Protect Five Factory Farms
The USDA’s decision doesn’t just violate our moral intuitions and the expectations of organic consumers; it also violates the Department’s legal mandate in at least two distinct ways…. See on www.huffingtonpost.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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4:32 AM | Swedish Critically Endangered Species, Part VII: Black-tailed Godwit / Rödspov
Black-tailed godwit description Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Charadriiformes Family Scolopacidae Genus Limosa (1) The black-tailed godwit is a rare, large and elegant wading bi… See on havehest.wordpress.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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4:25 AM | Study finds pigeons and other animals can place everyday things in categories like humans
Pinecone or pine nut? Friend or foe? Distinguishing between the two requires that we pay special attention to the telltale characteristics of each. And as it turns out, us humans aren’t the only ones up to the task. We know … Continue reading →
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12:00 AM | Slow Life of Corals and Sponges by Daniel Stoupin”To make...
Slow Life of Corals and Sponges by Daniel Stoupin”To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking).”

April 02, 2014

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10:39 PM | The Economic Case for Taxing Meat
As tax season ramps up, we’re bound to hear proposals aimed at making the revenue system simpler and more efficient. A perennial is the “sin tax.” Rather than tax ea… See on exposingthebiggame.wordpress.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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8:59 PM | Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Tumbleweed Dystopia!
. This is a guest post by Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Anne: I took a three-day weekend to go camping in Cimarron and Comanche grasslands, where Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado all meet. Historically, … Continue reading →
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7:08 PM | Science says we’re doomed.
We’re all doomed, apparently. A NASA-backed science study says so. That’s more credible than stupid ideas about Mayan calendar dates (the world ended on 21 December 2012…didn’t it?) or the teachi… See on mjwrightnz.wordpress.com I like MJ’s comments on this earlier … Continue reading →
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5:44 PM | How locals and conservationists saved the elephants of Mali amidst conflict and poverty
At a time when Africa's elephants are facing a relentless poaching crisis, one community has managed to safeguard their elephants in the most unlikely of places: Mali. In a country that has suffered from widespread poverty, environmental degradation, and, most recently, warfare, a collaboration between conservationists and the local community has kept Mali's elephants from extinction.
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12:20 PM | Deep sea sharks: Do they survive?
Brendan Talwar is a graduate student at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab studying Ecology and Evolution. Hispast experiences in diverse marine ecosystems have led to his current research interests in deep sea fisheries management. His thesis work will take place in the Gulf of Mexico and Exuma Sound while working closely with collaborators […]
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12:00 PM | Historical paintings help us understand climate change
Five hundred years of art has revealed important information about historical environmental patterns. Can it help us predict the future?
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12:00 PM | Readers Write In: Our First Snake ID Challenge of 2014
    One may know that spring has arrived when the Red-winged Blackbirds establish themselves in the cattails of a nearby marsh or when the songs of frogs start echoing through the night as they attempt to attract new partners. Last night was the first time this year I had heard Fowler's Toads and Gray Treefrogs singing in the marsh down the hill.     But, the real way to know that it's starting
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8:00 AM | griseus: These are Humboldt Penguins, Adult and chick...
griseus: These are Humboldt Penguins, Adult and chick hatching (Spheniscus humboldti) at Pinguino de Humboldt Reserve, Northern Chile. footage by centrocientifico CEAZA
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5:43 AM | Bioluminescent bacteria expose toxic arsenic in Bangladesh
A knob turns, and pure water streams from the faucet. In developed nations, this expectation borders on being a fundamental human right. Elsewhere in the world, tap water is a pipe dream, while finding potable groundwater can be a full-time occupation laced by lethal threats—such as arsenic contamination.
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