By Andrew Sheeler as published on the Sacramento Bee “To slaughter for commercial consumption mustangs that have roamed California for over a century is not only atrocious, but unlawful,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a letter that the U.S. Forest Service would be in violation of […]

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Introduction This Q&A is with Dr. Silvio Marchini: a scientist, educator, and one of the foremost experts on the “human dimensions” of conservation – the realm of conservation science that focuses on understanding human behavior as it relates to wildlife conservation. Nearly all drivers of the current biodiversity crisis, from habitat loss to climate change, stem […]

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Wildlife and farming in India

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This 5 November 2018 video says about itself:

Has an Elephant Trampled Your Crops? Call This Hotline For Help | Short Film Showcase

Farmers in India now have help when their livelihoods are impacted by wildlife, thanks to this hotline. If crops are destroyed or livestock is killed, a call is placed and locally based field staff are dispatched to reported incident locations. They assess the extent of the damage and help the affected family file and track compensation claims with the government.

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Halcyon albiventris Despite what their name suggests, the Brown-hooded Kingfisher does not feed predominantly on fish – their diet consists mainly of invertebrates, small birds and reptiles caught on dry land and only occasionally includes small fish, crabs and tadpoles. It is a bird of savannas, woodlands, riverine thickets and forest edges and does not need […]

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