Month: August 2019

An audacious attempt to allow a huge sale of stockpiled elephant ivory has been defeated at an international wildlife conference. The rancorous debate exposed deep divisions between African nations with opposing views on elephant conservation. About 50 elephants are still being poached every day to supply ivory traffickers and all countries agree the world’s largest
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The 118th Michigan Christmas Bird Count (CBC), while not a block-buster in terms of number of species, was nevertheless quietly successful. Highlights include   a count-week Western Tanager at Midland (the first ever on a Michigan CBC, even if a day late) and an American Woodcock at Anchor Bay (just the second occurrence on a Michigan
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A gamekeeper suspected of running up one of the biggest kill lists of endangered animals in Scottish history has escaped a jail sentence. Alan Wilson, 61, was convicted of illegally killing dozens of animals on Longformacus Estate near Duns in the Scottish Borders. But investigators believe animals including goshawks, badgers, buzzards and an otter represented
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Lyme disease in dogs is one of the foremost common tick-transmitted diseases within the world. However, it solely causes symptoms in ten percent of affected dogs. Your pooch is infected with this zoonotic disease, the dominant clinical feature is perennial limping, thanks to inflammation of the joints and a general feeling of uncomfortableness. There can
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An artistic reconstruction of the extinct giant parrot Heracles inexpectatus. Brian Choo, Flinders University Over the years, we have been systematically schooled in the reality of dinosaurs and larger-than-life creatures that once existed. These creatures have long died off, leaving only bones and fossils to detail to us of their existence. For reference points, we’re
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(Picture Credit: Purple Collar Pet Photography/Getty Images) Whenever we’re sad or depressed, we try to find things that will make us feel better. We’re also lucky enough to be able to communicate and vent out our issues to others who care about us when we need to. The same can’t really be said for our
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(Picture Credit: MamiGibbs/Getty Images) September is Happy Cat Month! While we love making our kitties happy every month of the year, it’s a great time to try some new things to treat your cats like the royalty they are. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Happy Cat Month with your feline companion. 1.
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Pileated Woodpecker. Photo: John Pizniur/Great Backyard Bird Count This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript: This is BirdNote. An expert woodcarver is hard at work—preparing a picnic. This Pileated Woodpecker is hammering its massive chisel of
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