Other Animals

WWF has collaborated with partners to successfully tag three wild jaguars with special collars, allowing scientists to better monitor and understand the behaviour of this iconic species. The mission, part-funded by WWF-UK and undertaken by WWF-Brazil, theInstituto Onça-PintadaandInstituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, took place on a protected Amazonian island off the coast of
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Golden-winged Warbler. Photo: Arni Stinnissen/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (December 5, 2019) – The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee voted today to advance the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019 (RAWA). Co-sponsored by a growing bipartisan list of Members of Congress, RAWA would provide a dedicated $1.3 billion for states, territories, and the District of Columbia,
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Tennessee Warbler and ledger kept by Field Museum ornithologist and collections manager emeritus David Willard. Photo: Kate Golembiewski/Field Museum Every year, David Willard, collections manager emeritus at the Field Museum, measures the lifeless bodies of birds that die from building collisions in Chicago. Since 1978, this has been his routine every spring and fall, when
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“The great auk will always hold a place in my heart,” Dr Jessica Thomas says.The Swansea-based scientist spent years piecing together an ancient DNA puzzle that suggests hunting by humans caused this giant seabird’s demise. Dr Thomas studied bone and tissue samples from 41 museum specimens during a PhD at both Bangor and Copenhagen University.The
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Despite the fact that most people have never seen an Emperor Penguin in real life, the gold-necked seabird feels intimately familiar. Perhaps it’s the species’ starring role in numerous films, or its majestic form that is a favorite of nature photographers, or maybe it’s just the bird’s charismatic personality. Whatever it is, it’s difficult to imagine a world in
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Photo: Courtesy of Aurelio Ramos NUEVA YORK (2 de diciembre de 2019) – Hoy, la Sociedad Nacional Audubon anunció la incorporación de Aurelio Ramos como vicepresidente sénior del Programa de Alianzas Internacionales. Antes de Audubon, Ramos guió el diseño y la implementación de estrategias regionales sobre recursos hídricos, sostenibilidad y conservación en América Latina. “Con
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You can spend a small fortune on the world’s finest binoculars, but you don’t have to break the bank in order to purchase a pair of optics that are great for birding. All of these bins deliver bright images and good—in some instances great—fields of view at a modest price. To make the most of your investment,
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Two people in Cambodia have been sentenced to 26 months in jail each for possessing body parts of protected wild animals. It’s the first successful case like this since the Johor National Park was created 27 years ago. It’s also a success given that the illegal wildlife trade affects one-fifth of vertebrates on land. Wild animals clearly are in need of
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Julie Jedlicka checking on a Western Bluebird nest box in a California vineyard. Photo: Laura Barrow Wouldn’t it be great if you could raise a glass of cabernet after a day of birding and know your libation’s producers care about birds as well as grapes?  We already have some bites and beverages that trace bird-friendliness to
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Ever wish your puppy could stay small forever?  Meet Ranger — a 2-year-old German shepherd dog who tips the scale at only 17 pounds.  Ranger isn’t a “mini.” The unique dog suffers from a rare genetic mutation called pituitary dwarfism, a condition found primarily in German shepherd and wolfhound breeds. Ranger’s growth hormone deficiency leaves
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