Category Archives: deforestation

How to talk to complete idiots


Must read column here by Mark Morford of the SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Wildlife Policy News – August 2009


The Wildlife Society publishes Wildlife Policy News as a monthly newsletter. Check it out.

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Toucan’s beaks are radiators


New research from a joint Canadian/Brazilian team of researchers indicates that there is a reason for those huge bills of toucans – they function quite well in thermoregulation. Read about it here. Lead researcher Glen Tattersall. Of course, those beaks … Continue reading

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water-loving mouse-deer dive for safety


Here’s a great piece of information on a biodiversity theme: The mouse-deer (a.k.a. chevrotains) not only like water and swim well, they also will dive readily. This story by BBC Earth News Editor Matt Walker describes new information on the … Continue reading

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Using DNA to reveal extinct moas


It’s only been a few hundred years since Maori settlers in New Zealand hunted moas and other birds to extinction, but that was still too long ago for any photographs or paintings of the birds to have been preserved. Now … Continue reading

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The Wildlifer – winter 2009 issue


Issue 348 | Winter 2009 Time to Weigh in on Wildlife Conservation Policy Following the 2008 general election there will likely be major changes coming in government policy. It’s extremely important for TWS staff, Sections, Chapters, and individual members to … Continue reading

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February boreal birds update


Click here to learn the latest conservation news relevant to birds of the boreal forest in North America.

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February update from ProAves, Colombia


Check out the latest in conservation news and opportunities from ProAves, Colombia.

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Mammoth extinction: fire, yes. Comet? Maybe not.


Reporting for the BBC, Jason Palmer has written a story on a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that challenges a recent interpretation that catastrophic fires from a comet impact 13,000 years ago led directly … Continue reading

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Solenodon study


Follow this link to a BBC article by Science Reporter Rebecca Morelle on a study of the solenodon, a little known and ancient mammal currently restricted to the Caribbean on the Island of Hispaniola. The only other living solenodon is … Continue reading

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Boreal Birds E-Update for November 2008


The latest Boreal Birds E-Update is available here.  Check it out.

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Cutting down on cutting down the Amazon


Interesting development here on efforts from the Brazilian government to seek international buy-in on conservation in the Amazon.

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