In “An island in Florida is paying residents to let a special owl burrow in their front yard,” Scottie Andrew (CNN) reports on Florida’s dwindling population of burrowing owls and an incentive that seems to be working on Marco Island, off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Florida’s dwindling population of burrowing owls is having trouble finding homes. […]

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Source: Birds are warm blooded animals, which means that they maintain their body temperature independent of the environment. However, quite often their tiny size forces them to adapt, and even work together, when it gets cold outside. Source: “They huddle together in such roosts for warmth, the most dominant birds taking the center […]

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By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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