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Category archives for: Wildlife

Voyage of the Seal

It was almost an ordinary day in the field for Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar Sarah Kienle — except for the Jeff Corwin show camera crew. She was helping the crew with a routine procedure on an adult female northern elephant seal in Año Nuevo State Reserve, using a pulley attached to a sling and a […]

Thieves snatch more than 100 baby giant tortoises from Galapagos Islands

Thieves have stolen 123 baby giant tortoises from a breeding facility in the Galapagos Islands, where they are revered as a lumbering symbol of the region's unique biodiversity and a reminder of how Charles Darwin conceived his theory of natural selection. "They were all taken at once, 123 in all. It was a robbery," Washington […]

Tawny owl decline: Public urged to record ‘twit-twoos’

Bird lovers are being urged to give up 20 minutes every week to listen out for the "twit-twoo" call of the Tawny owl, amid concerns over its numbers. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is asking people to listen for the distinctive hoot from their garden, a local park or woodland, once every week for […]

New, Ultra-Colorful Neon Fish Species Discovered

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of feet underwater, the Greek goddess of love lives on—in the form of a dazzling reef fish. In a new study published on Tuesday in ZooKeys, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences describe a new species of anthias, a common type of reef fish, named Tosanoides […]

Water voles returning to national park in west country after 30 years

One of the most beloved and endangered riverine creatures is returning to a west country national park where it has been extinct for more than three decades. Over the next few days 150 water voles will be released at six locations in the Aller river on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor in Somerset. Once regularly […]

300 endangered sea turtles found dead off Mexican coast

About 300 endangered sea turtles were found dead off the southern coast of Mexico on Tuesday, trapped in fishing nets, shortly after more than 100 dead turtles were recovered. Fishermen in the southern state of Oaxaca discovered the turtles in the seaside community of Barra de Colotepec, said Heliodoro Diaz, the coordinator of the state's […]

Why Poison Is a Growing Threat to Africa’s Wildlife

Two male lions had been killing cattle and goats for weeks. The Maasai herdsmen in Kenya’s Osewan region had seen enough. Solve the problem by Christmas, the Maasai told the Kenya Wildlife Service in late December last year, or we’ll solve it for you. “We know how to kill lions,” one young Maasai warrior said […]

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

That is the message of a study looking at how large-scale expansion of the oil crop in Africa might affect the continent's rich diversity of wildlife. Most areas suitable for growing palm oil are key habitats for primates, according to researchers. They say consumers can help by choosing sustainably-grown palm oil. Ultimately, this may mean […]

Toxic ‘red tide’ algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism

With its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families to enjoy these last days of summer. This year, however, 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish, 72 Goliath groupers, and even a 21-ft whale shark have washed up on the […]

Who’s driving the future of conservation?

As a marine biologist I have been inspired by citizen scientists and volunteers, who give me hope for the future of conservation. On the Isle of Man, more than 8,000 people (nearly 10% of the population) are involved in regular weekend beach cleans, rallied by the dynamic Beach Buddies organizer Bill Dale. At one recent event, […]

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