Month: September 2019

The New Zealand government has banned tourists from swimming with bottlenose dolphins in an attempt to save the struggling species. According to the department of conservation [DoC] research has shown that humans were “loving the dolphins too much” and human interaction was “having a significant impact on the population’s resting and feeding behaviour”. Tour operators
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Red-necked Phalarope. Photo: Aaron Budgor/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) 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. Red-necked Phalaropes are sandpipers that make their living from the sea. They breed on the arctic tundra but
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There are certain habits of our pets that we love and traits that we dislike. Quietly sitting on a chair, thinking some stuff or doing something, you suddenly get this lick on your face from your dog that can either be annoying or adorable to you. Have you ever thought why your dog licks your
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Several weeks ago, a huge bushfire tore its way along the Sunshine Coast in Australia. People had to evacuate, homes were destroyed — and the wildlife who call that area home were left struggling.  “The fire occurred in the bushland near Peregian Beach and Peregian Breeze,” Stuart McKenzie, of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7, told
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An open letter published this past week in Science urges Congress to fund conservation laws at the level needed to recover endangered species, a standard the U.S. government currently fails to meet. The letter, written by researchers at the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife and co-signed by 1,648 scientists and counting, stresses that the ongoing biodiversity crisis, in
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Baltimore Oriole. Photo: Shari McCollough/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK — “The Market Choice Act represents important progress for a world in crisis that needs immediate relief,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society. “We cannot afford to wait for an ideal solution when a warming climate is actively threatening all living things.
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Why do cats purr? It seems like a simple question with a simple answer. Cats purr because they’re happy, right? While this is true, cats also purr for reasons aside from showing how content they are. In fact, it may be difficult to decipher exactly why your cat is purring. However,
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PORTLAND, Ore.— In response to a petition from conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 late Friday to protect Humboldt martens from trapping. Fewer than 200 of the martens survive in the state’s coastal forests. The new trapping guidelines ban all marten trapping west of the Interstate 5 corridor. The rules also
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Brown Pelican. Photo: Teri Franzen/Audubon Photography Awards SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The National Audubon Society today praised an announcement today by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that California is leading 16 other states, the District of Columbia, and the City of New York in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s rollback of the federal Endangered Species Act.
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(Picture Credit: evergreentree/Getty Images) You may have heard of the term “splooting” floating around the internet in reference to our animal pals. But what does it mean? And do cats sploot? Our pets are so adorable that the online pet community has birthed its own ridiculous but hilarious slang to describe our furry friends and
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MONACO­ (Sept. 25, 2019) ­—The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report today outlining how climate change is negatively impacting the ocean at an accelerating rate. Without climate action, impacts will only get more severe. “Right now, seabirds are imperiled – their populations have declined by 70 percent since 1950,” said Karen
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We all know that cats can have issues with other cats. In fact, cats being territorial can create all sorts of unrest in a multi-cat household. Have you ever given thought as to why cats are this way? We know that cats are carnivores and by nature, and being a hunter means that food is
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