Last week, Drs. Mark Elbroch and Howard Quigley announced a “provocative” new paper (Elbroch, 2019). In it, they concluded that high levels of mountain lion (Puma concolor) hunting might harm mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations in the American west. This finding might seem counterintuitive, but it’s based on years of hard science. Elbroch and Quigley, […]
[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]
A review of an interview with two biologists who found that the large pieces of meat left behind by pumas benefits an astonishing variety of species.
This video, recorded in Chile, says about itself: Adorable Puma Cubs Explore the Wild for the First Time 23 November 2018 A puma lets her three kittens run through the scrub in the Torres Del Paine region of Patagonia. It’s their first excursion out of the den – they’re too young to hunt, but they’re […]
This 2014 video is called How wolves change rivers. From Oregon State University in the USA: Yellowstone streams recovering thanks to wolf reintroduction November 8, 2018 In the first study of its kind, research by Oregon State University scientists shows that the return of large terrestrial carnivores can lead to improved stream structure and function. […]
“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]
This 2 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself: Rapper Gaiaisi: Trump Waging War On Animals Is there a war on animals? John Iadarola interviews rapper Gaiaisi about Trump’s war on animals on The Damage Report. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is our country’s most important bird-protection law—but it’s under attack. During the […]