8 New Birds Designated as Species At Risk in Canada- New Total is 72!

Bird Studies Canada reports The federal government recently announced its long-awaited decision to legally designate eight more bird species under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA). This brings the total number of bird species afforded special protection under SARA to 72. Three other species that had previously been assessed underwent scheduled 10-year reviews: Cerulean Warbler, […]

via Canada Protecting Eight More Bird Species — Natural History Wanderings

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Red Colobus Monkey…

This 2013 video from Tanzania is called Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey. From the Wildlife Conservation Society: Hope for one of the world’s rarest primates: First census of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkey Three times as many as assumed, but population in decline December 14, 2017 A team of WCS scientists recently completed the first-ever range-wide population […]

via Zanzibar red colobus monkeys, new study — Dear Kitty. Some blog

OCEAN PLASTIC CLEANUP- Innovative Thinking!

mukeshbalani.com | “You heard it here first…if you haven’t already heard it elsewhere”… The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population grows and countries develop, this is only […]

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UN to Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution!

Center for International Environmental Law News Release UN Initiative Agrees to Spearhead Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution NAIROBI. Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward today as world governments agreed to establish a specialist group tasked with examining options to combat marine plastic pollution. In a resolution adopted at the 3rd […]

via UN To Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution — Natural History Wanderings

Wild Burrows at risk, too!

As a charter member of The Alliance to Save Wild Horses & Burros, Wild Horse Freedom Federation joins The Cloud Foundation and In Defense of Animals in highlighting the understated danger that Wild Burros face from both Federal and State agencies hell-bent on exterminating the Burro from it’s rightful range.

via Along With Wild Horses, Burros Are At Risk Of Extermination, Too! — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Jaguar Conservation in Belize!

This post continues the retelling of my recent trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and learning about jaguar conservation. The rest of this series is located in the Travel category of this blog. June 8, 2017 was a remarkable day. Once again, I worked at Structure 130. This turned out to be […]

via Journey to Belize: Maya Cement, Spider Monkeys, and a Spider — The Jaguar