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The west coast of Vancouver Island boasts the kind of wild shoreline that could swallow a kayaker for weeks. Crenellated with fjords and stippled with islands, it’s a place where old-growth stands of Doug-fir yield to rocky beaches, where black bears stalk the tidelines, and where, each March, some ...
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The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.   Scientists also discovered that when microplastics are drawn in through this ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Chimpanzees will take part in a vaccine experiment that, for the first time, aims to help chimpanzees. Researchers at the New Iberia Research Center, a branch of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, plan to inoculate six chimpanzees with a vaccine against Ebola, which is decimating wild ape popul...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Over the last several years, a massive number of bee colonies have died, putting beekeepers, farmers and scientists in a bit of a panic. They've come up with a lot of reasons why colonies are collapsing and dwindling. But on Tuesday, Jeff Pettis, research leader of the U.S. Department of Agri...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
If you want to protect endangered species in the wild, don’t fence them in. An article in the journal Science says fencing can actually harm both animals and ecosystems. Scientists at the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society say the use of fences to protect threatened s...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
by: Eliza K I have spent literally my entire life idolizing Dr. Jane Goodall. My favorite stuffed animal as a baby was a chimpanzee; 16 years later, not much has changed. My bulletin board is covered with her quotes, my shelves are stacked with her books, and my drawers filled with Roots & Shoo...
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April 3rd is Dr. Jane's 80th birthday! Send her your birthday wishes by signing her online birthday card. Since Dr. Jane founded Roots & Shoots in 1991, young people and their adult mentors have been making positive change happen in their communities. Many Roots & Shoots students draw inspi...
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Posted by on in Animals
FOR a field biologist stuck in the city, the wildlife dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History are among New York’s best offerings. One recent Saturday, I paused by the display for elk, an animal I study. Like all the dioramas, this one is a great tribute. I have observed elk behavior unti...
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Posted by on in Animals
Once a rare delicacy served to honored guests, shark fin soup had become so popular among China's fast-growing elite in recent years that it was pushing some shark species close to extinction. Now, there is fresh hope for sharks around the world. The demand for shark fins has plunged, providing a r...
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Yesterday at a press event in London, two food writers took a bite into the world's most unusual hamburger. Grown meticulously from cow stem cells, the hamburger patty represents the dream (or pipedream) of many animal rights activists and environmentalists. The burger was developed by Physiologist ...
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Posted by on in Animals
Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation program that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312. "We can't claim victory yet but now there is hope," said Migue...
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Posted by on in Animals
Just two year's before his assassination, Julius Caesar brought to Rome one of the world's most astonishing living creatures: a giraffe. The animal was among Caesar's spoils from his campaign in Egypt and according to the Roman writer, Dio, the giraffe, which was arguably the first to ever touch Eur...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
  Wildlife ARE OUR Canaries in the Coal Mine When they are endangered can we be far behind? Our challenge is learning a more enlightened approach to the human endeavor. Like it or not we are the most powerful species that has appeared on Earth. We are de facto ecological managers. Wildlife c...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The new wave of killing of elephants in Africa is in many ways far graver than the crisis of the 1970s and 80s. Firstly there are fewer elephants, and secondly the demand for ivory is far higher. Record ivory prices in the Far East are fueling poachers, organized crime, and political instability rig...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Two months after media-mogul Ted Turner donated $1 million to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the group has already begun to expand conservation efforts in Eastern Congo amid growing regional instability.  The gift has allowed the organizatio...
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