Month: September 2021

blue-throated macaw pair; photo courtesy CLB Foundation We are returning to Bolivia this month to highlight another organization that does important scientific work to support endangered species, CIESA – the Endangered Species Research Center. CIESA is the first Research Center in Bolivia in the Beni region to gain approval from the General Directorate of Biodiversity
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Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city’s glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer’s tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week’s avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are
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Gray wolves once roamed the entire North American continent, from the scrubby deserts of Mexico to the boreal forests of Alaska. But by the 1950s decades of overhunting and habitat loss had nearly extirpated the species in the contiguous United States. In a remarkable conservation success story, the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) helped push
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(Picture Credit: Alx Nachev / EyeEm/Getty Images) Declawing cats was only ever a flawed, human, quick-fix for a misunderstood — or, completely not understood — issue. Now, animal behavior experts in Pittsburg are fighting the good fight in order to abolish the practice, alongside city officials. $500 fine for declawing a cat in Pittsburgh https://t.co/mSKSnYwxZP
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Wildlife officers urge the public to take wildlife into consideration as drone usage is increasing stress on wildlife. There have been several recurring cases of people using drones to hunt and/or harass wildlife, violating the CPW Commission Regulations as well as the Federal Airborne Hunting Act. CPW Field Services Assistant Director, Heather Dugan, said, “The
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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—Road Trip! An Insider’s View of a Veterinary Conference Date: Friday, October 15, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest,
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A recent study found that 10% of polar bear diversity has been lost between 1995 to 2016. Scientists analyzed two generations of bears around the time of the rapid ice loss in the Barents sea. They observed that the leading cause of the decline in genetic diversity was primarily climate change, as it had detrimental
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Webinar: University Vet Insider—Teaching, Treating & Research with Dr. Joerg Mayer Date: Friday, October 8, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest Joerg
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Webinar: The Grey Way: Keeping it Clean–Tips & Techniques for Maintaining a Healthy Environment for Pet Birds with Lisa Bono, CPBC Date: Friday, Ocotber 1, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird
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