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All things wildlife. Wildlife management, ecology, eco-tourism, research, conservation, rehabilitation, photography, etc. For anyone who enjoys wildlife.

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Wildlife Extinction - Psychological Impact

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 3. 12 Replies

How does wildlife extinct make you feel? It makes me sad that so few bees visit my garden, and that so many species are threatened. I celebrate every time one bee comes around, which is rare.There are now so many creatures on the endangered species…Continue

Tags: emotional health, Anthropocene Extinction

Sea Lion Die-Offs Continue

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 25. 2 Replies

FEATURE-California sea lion crisis lingers; falling births reportedOnly 2,000 dead and dying pups and juveniles beached since January, not because California sea lions…Continue

Tags: Climate Change, California Sea Lion die-off

Has Coral Mass Extinction Begun?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 10. 1 Reply

Dr John "Charlie" Vernon, "Godfather of Coral", warns that we may be seeing coral extinction now. The Great Barrier Reef is in critical danger. An unprecedented global coral bleach is underway. Coral suffers from from hot water, acid, and more…Continue

Tags: possible coral extinction, global coral bleaching

Wolves Improve Rivers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 9. 0 Replies

When 14 wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone, they changed the birds, bears, rabbits, beavers and even the rivers.Through trophic cascade, the entire ecosystem of the park improved.Continue

Tags: Yellowstone National Park, wolves, trophic cascade, reintroduced predators

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 11. 11 Replies

If you like to eat, the plummeting bee population matters.Bees are having a really hard time right now. For about a decade, they've been dying off at an unprecedented rate—up to 30 percent per year,...... in the last few years scientists have…Continue

Tags: climate change, bees

Shellfish already dissolving in CA tidepools

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18. 0 Replies

As climate change acidifies the Pacific, nighttime respiration in tide pools has already made their pH begin dissolving shells."This work highlights that even in today's temperate coastal oceans, calcifying species, such as mussels and coralline…Continue

Tags: dissolving shells, tide pools, Ocean Acidification, Climate Change

Yellowstone Bison Slaughter

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Feb 6. 1 Reply

Your tax dollars will pay to slaughter up to 900 bison from Yellowstone.…Continue

Tags: wildlife slaughter

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Comment by Steph S. on April 19, 2013 at 11:43pm

Thank you Ruth and Dominic and Joan.

So glad you are all here.

Comment by Steph S. on April 19, 2013 at 11:42pm

Tony I just love the elephant face. Wow - how cute

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 19, 2013 at 11:33pm

Thanks for the dose of realism, Dominic.

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 19, 2013 at 11:30pm

I hope people won't romanticize this story.  While the facts are amazing, the rest of the story is that these dogs have short miserable lives, living on garbage, often abused by people, and producing sickly puppies who won't live through the winter.  I have also seen videos where some of these dogs are quite aggressive with people.  But what can we expect in a society where homeless children also run the streets.  The dichotomy in our own society is that some dogs are treated like spoiled children, above and beyond the needs of of a canine and sometimes detrimental to their health, while others. like Russia, are treated like throw away garbage.  I hate to be a downer, because the story itself is a wonderful example of adaptation and intelligence.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 19, 2013 at 11:13pm

Stray dogs learned to ride the subway.

Comment by Lillie on April 19, 2013 at 4:30pm

Oh to be in Paris England now that spring is here.  And see the little lambs.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2013 at 2:58pm
Ruth, I love the mom and baby photo.
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2013 at 2:56pm

I wonder if it would do any good to hang a mirror in a tree or shrub nearby?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2013 at 1:16pm

The downside of animal intelligence.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 18, 2013 at 8:24am

Dominic, love the mom and baby giraffe! Such a sweet kiss! The elephant looks ready to take on the world. Thanks for the nice wake up photos. 

 

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