Good news on Snowy Plover habitat — Natural History Wanderings

Golden Gate Audubon reports This week the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service designated 24,527 acres along the Pacific Coast as critical habitat for endangered Western Snowy Plovers — an important step towards ensuring the species’ recovery and ultimate survival. The FWS action ends several years of legal conflict over how much land would be designated […]

Good news on Snowy Plover habitat — Natural History Wanderings

Help The Birds – Build a Birdbath — Natural History Wanderings

from Audubon A crafty way to help local birds Native plants are a great way to make your yard attractive to birds as well as to add beauty to your everyday life. But why stop there? There are many fun and easy DIY projects that will make your space even more welcoming to birds. For […]

Help The Birds – Build a Birdbath — Natural History Wanderings

Talk: Native Bees are Picky, What you Plant Matters 6/3/21 — Natural History Wanderings

From S. F. CNPS Chapter Native Bees are Picky, What you Plant Matters June 3, THURSDAY @ 7:30 pm Speaker: Sam Droege Zoom registration here  The conservation of native bees is the management and conservation of native plants.   Many native bee species (up to 50% in southern California) gather pollen from only one family of plants, […]

Talk: Native Bees are Picky, What you Plant Matters 6/3/21 — Natural History Wanderings

Giant tortoise found in Galápagos a species considered extinct a century ago — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports Ecuador has confirmed that a giant tortoise found in 2019 in the Galápagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago. The Galápagos national park is preparing an expedition to search for more of the giant tortoises in an attempt to save the species. The turtle was found two years ago on […]

Giant tortoise found in Galápagos a species considered extinct a century ago — Natural History Wanderings

Idaho Plans To Kill 60% Of Wolf Population — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from Defenders of Wildlife Idaho Intent on Killing Wolves in the Wilderness New plan aims to reduce population by 60% to please elk hunters POCATELLO, Idaho – In an effort to inflate elk populations for commercial outfitters and hunters, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) hopes to kill 60 percent of […]

Idaho Plans To Kill 60% Of Wolf Population — Natural History Wanderings

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

The shortfin mako shark is found almost worldwide and is currently listed as “Endangered”. They are apex predators, and it is thought that their removal from the ocean could cause ecosystem collapse, and it is essential to establish a stable, worldwide population. Overfishing is the main threat to makos, either as a target species or bycatch.

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

European Swift — biodiversitynews.org

European common swifts winter in central and southern Africa before migrating north in spring Swifts are even more swift than scientists thought, with new tracking technology showing the migrating birds cover an average of 570 kilometres (354 miles) per day, 70 kilometres more than previously estimated. New tracking data also recorded one individual travelling 830 […]

Weekly round-up: May 23 — biodiversitynews.org

Scimitar-horned Oryx — de Wets Wild

Oryx dammah The 21st of May 2021 is observed as Endangered Species Day, and to mark the occasion we’re featuring a very special antelope, the Scimitar-horned Oryx, which is officially classified as extinct in the wild. Naturally the Scimitar-horned Oryx occurred in a band across the Sahel and Sahara from Senegal and Mauritania in the west […]

Scimitar-horned Oryx — de Wets Wild

Gardening For Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

As we are still suffering the impacts of the invasive Corona Virus, I don’t think I need to dwell on the undesirability of invasives but should rather talk about the positive ramifications within our ecosystem that arises from planting and propagating native species which can be superbly decorative and have native wildlife value. Do you […]

Gardening For Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion — polarbearscience

A joint US/Russian aerial survey has estimated that a minimum of 3,435 polar bears (but possibly as many as 5,444) likely inhabited the Chukchi Sea in 2016, quite a bit more than a previous study that estimated a population size of 2,937 the same year (which used data from one small US area extrapolated to […]

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion — polarbearscience