Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules — Natural History Wanderings

AP reports President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday plans to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trump-era rules by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service is part of a broad effort by the […]

Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules — Natural History Wanderings

Condors Can Reproduce Asexually — Natural History Wanderings

Slate reports Two baby birds were born in California without any help from males—that is, they were each produced by a female bird alone. The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance released a report Thursday detailing the discovery, which reveals that condors, a critically endangered species of bird, are able to asexually reproduce. A few years ago, the […]

Condors Can Reproduce Asexually — Natural History Wanderings

Insecticides Greatest Threat To Grassland Birds — Natural History Wanderings

The NewYork Times reported on a new study by Canadian toxicologists who found that insecticide use is more strongly correlated with grassland bird population declines than other causes. Grassland birds that live in or migrate through agricultural areas have the greatest population loss of all birds. This includes birds such as sparrows, meadowlarks boblinks, horned larks […]

Insecticides Greatest Threat To Grassland Birds — Natural History Wanderings

Thousands of baby river turtles released in Peruvian jungle — Natural History Wanderings

CNN reports Some 3,000 baby river turtles native to the Amazon rainforest were released into a Peruvian river on Thursday after hatching from eggs kept on artificial beaches as part of a conservation effort. Read more at  ‘Go be happy’: Thousands of baby river turtles released in Peruvian jungle – CNN

Thousands of baby river turtles released in Peruvian jungle — Natural History Wanderings

Presentation: BAD NEWS! — Climate and Birds in California 11/18/21 — Natural History Wanderings

from Golden Gate Audubon Climate and Birds in California Thursday, November 18 via Zoom — 7 p.m. Mike Lynes North America’s bird populations have declined by approximately 3 billion birds since 1970 and two-thirds of North America’s bird species now face an even greater risk of extinction due to climate change. Mike Lynes will discuss the threats […]

Presentation: Climate and Birds in California 11/18/21 — Natural History Wanderings

The Last Days of American Wild Horses? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By : William E. Simpson II Native species American wild horses are vanishing from the American landscape at an unprecedented rate. Why? A lone wild stallion looks into a valley that once was home to hundreds of native-species American wild horses. Under guidance from the Department of Interior (‘DOI’) Secretary Deb Haaland and executed by […]

The Last Days of American Wild Horses? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

Activities of humans are now having an impact on our environment and our global ecosystem. In the long run, it is a necessary condition for human survivability. Because biodiversity is an integral aspect of life on our planet, it is our moral responsibility to maintain this natural heritage. The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the […]

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports Even the staunchest defenders of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” massacre on Sunday of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins, which were driven into shallow waters of the Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy and left writhing for hours before being killed. The Sea Shepherd […]

Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands — Natural History Wanderings

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people. There are an estimated 7,500 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Killing […]

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports Over 10% Of Florida’s Total Manatee Population Has Died So Far This Year In Florida, wildlife managers and environmental groups are stunned by a record number of manatee deaths. More than 750 manatees have died since the beginning of the year, the most deaths ever recorded in a five month period. Most of […]

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings