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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 15, 2015 at 9:14pm

Baby rhino needs a snuggle.

Comment by Steph S. on May 12, 2015 at 7:20pm

Gerald Payne and sk8eycat

welcome to the group

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 21, 2015 at 11:23pm

Ruth, can't stop laughing over "sucking face. I wonder if there are mucous membranes at the end of a trunk? OK, I'm on the hunt. 

Q. Do elephants have mucous membranes at the end of a trunk?

A. "If you'd ever been touched by an elephant's trunk, you wouldn't need to ask that question! They certainly do have mucous membranes in their trunks, and copious amounts of mucus which gets all over anything they pick up or touch. Trust me, I know from personal experience!"

"Source:

"I used to be a zookeeper and have studied animals all my life."
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 21, 2015 at 10:20pm

Love the anemone-cheerleading crab, Steph!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 21, 2015 at 10:18pm

Gives new meaning to "sucking face".

Comment by Steph S. on February 14, 2015 at 7:22pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 8, 2015 at 9:12pm

Paul thanks for joining the group.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 27, 2015 at 3:58pm

You're welcome, Steph. :)

Comment by Steph S. on January 14, 2015 at 9:29am

Sara Marie - welcome to the group.

Comment by Steph S. on January 4, 2015 at 8:28pm

those are great Ruth - thank you

 

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