Today, Botswana is considering lifting the ban on elephant hunting. 130,000 elephants, close to a third of Africa’s elephant population live in Botswana, a country about the size of France. Farmers complain that elephants destroyed nearly 72% of Botswana’s north region’s maize crop which feeds their families. At the same time, because of its […]
A 561 -page exhaustive study points out a general deterioration of environmental conditions in Wood Buffalo National Park, home to the last large herd of Wood Buffalo. This is the largest Canadian National Park and is experiencing deterioration in ‘almost every aspect’, the report suggests.
Industry, dams climate change, natural cycles, all account for the decline, including a reduction in the amount of water to feed the large delta that is so much of a feature in this park.
Water from the large province of Alberta rivers is not flowing north to the park as has been the previous experience.
This is a World Heritage Site…
The carcasses of hundreds of crocodiles from a breeding farm, killed by angry local residents after a fatal crocodile attack on a man in the city of Sorong.
In the shallowest waters surveyed, scientists found areas dominated by red algae, such as coralligenous and maërl beds, which supported dense gardens of sea fans and large schools of fishes such as horse mackerel. Pictured is a golden anemone. Photograph by Juan Cuetos/Courtesy of Oceana Europe. At intermediate depths, black corals full of shark eggs […]
YubaNet posted a news article from the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that reported Aspen trees have been defoliated due to an influx of invasive white satin moths (Leucoma salicis). The white satin moth is a non-native defoliator of aspen, cottonwoods, willows and other deciduous species. Continued defoliation can threaten aspen stands, which […]
Are you familiar with the concept of “nuisance wildlife management”? It involves the removal of problematic or invasive species from areas where they are not wanted. Before you get all huffy and invoke the wraith of PETA, the idea is to protect humans from the transfer of diseases permitted by wild animals or protecting crops […]