ScienceDaily reports On the tail of California’s most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk of such a year happening again. But scientists are showing that in chaparral, California’s iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and that fire-risk reduction is only […]
Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day. Since 2013, the United Nations has set this day aside to celebrate Earth’s incredible biodiversity – and to call attention to the ongoing mass extinction (Ceballos, Ehrlich, & Dirzo, 2017). This year’s World Wildlife Day is all about big cats. As such, I have prepared a special post […]
Welsh filmmaker Andy Lee is obsessed with photography and although he’s fascinated with portraiture, his recent focus has been landscape photography—traveling to three continents—taking stunning shots of planet Earth. His latest trip to Chile provided a breathtaking view of the soaring mountains of Patagonia—a spectacle seen by very few people. See more images via Patagonia […]
Center for Biological Diversity News Release Senate Republicans Push Attacks on Endangered Species, Clean Water Under Guise of Farming WASHINGTON—The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), will hold a hearing Wednesday advancing its goals of repealing the Endangered Species Act and gutting the Clean Water Act. The hearing […]
A recent blog post by Dr. Mark Elbroch of Panthera’s Puma Program brings up an important issue. As Dr. Elbroch states, there is an old and pervasive belief that large predators compete with human hunters for antlered deer and elk. This is one of the many factors that has led to the persecution of animals like […]
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Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!
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