Machi the Whimbrel Gunned Down by Hunters

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Scientists at The Center for Conservation Biology have announced that Machi, a Whimbrel that they have tracked via a satellite transmitter for over two years and 44,000 kilometers (27,000 miles) was gunned down on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe (French West Indies). And though the satellite transmitter let Machi be tracked it did not protect it from the hunters’ guns.

Lawsuit Filed Over EPA Refusal to Address Lead Poisoning of Wildlife

Green (Living) Review

The EPA has the ability to protect America’s wildlife from ongoing preventable lead poisoning, but continues to shirk its responsibility,” said Jeff Miller, conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Notes from the Deer Wars: Science & Values in the Eastern Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

There were lots of does and a small number of young bucks, since hunters targeted antlered deer. Hunters became accustomed to seeing 30 or more deer a day. Paradoxically, the biggest opponents of killing more deer were deer hunters. Alt was a popular bear biologis t in the state. At Woodbourne, the Conservancy is working with deer hunters as partners. Eckley is also a hunter; he brought the deer steaks from a deer he harvested last year.

The Largest Mammal That No Scientist Has Ever Seen in the Wild

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 1992, a joint biological expedition by the Vietnam Ministry of Forestry and the World Wide Fund for Nature conducted a survey in the Annamite Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot. When a biologist visited a local village to pick up vegetables, he noticed horns hanging in a hunter’s house of an animal he didn’t recognize. One has been seen alive by outside biologists, but it was captured by a hunter and confined to a general’s menagerie.

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Bird Deaths in Washington DC Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program

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Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program By Corey • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share City Wildife , an organization in Washington D.C. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their two indoor cats, Hunter and B.B. Fish & Wildlife comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Cerulean Warbler Gets a Boost in Colombia

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Cerulean Warbler Gets a Boost in Colombia Cerulean Warbler Gets a Boost in Colombia By Corey • March 3, 2011 • 1 comment Tweet Share Good news for one of my favorite wood-warblers : American Bird Conservancy and Fundación ProAves, the leading bird conservation organizations in the U.S.

ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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Nationwide, wildlife watchers now outspend hunters 6 to 1. Giving a few hundred hunters something else to shoot, in my opinion, cannot be worth the blowback from tens of thousands of people who are willing to travel and spend just to watch the birds fly over. I’ve received letters and emails from a number of avid hunters who find the concept of shooting cranes repugnant. Hunters and fish and wildlife departments having a stake in Sandhills is a great thing.

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Astonishing Facts About Wetlands


The latter both have floors of black mucky soil rich in organic material as distinguished from the nutrient-deficient peat environment where decomposition is a very, very slow process. . Wetlands are one of the most biologically diverse and productive of earth’s ecosystems.

Why Are Pangolins Endangered?


According to recent research published by the Society for Conservation Biology, up to 2.7 Hunters began capitalizing on pangolin sales when Mao Tse Tung formally promoted Traditional Chinese Medicine in the 1950s. Support organizations that fight for pangolins.

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What Causes Animals to Become Extinct?


conditions in the environment through biological modifications and natural selection. It is a principle of biology that each successive generation of a species is better adapted to the changing environment than its parent. This means that the soil hosts no organisms. #3

Review: When Conservation is Successful (Too Successful)

Nature Conservancy - Science

Cambronne argues that no wildlife species has a more effective constituency than the whitetail: an active force of advocates in the form of deer hunters, deer feeders and people who just love having large animals around. How else could you describe a collection of loosely organized wildlife advocates whose desires routinely trump those of farmers, foresters, ecologists, suburban homeowners and the insurance industry?

Too Many Deer: A Bigger Threat to Eastern Forests than Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

If business news organizations can talk freely about deer, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) needs to speak openly as well. Among these partners are hunters, auto insurance companies and the driving public, the public health sector, the timber industry, and agriculture. Hunters. Hunters spend billions of dollars each year in pursuit of white-tailed deer. Such hunters could be very helpful. The result was a hunter revolt. Biological Invasions 10: 785-795.(Beckage,

India’s Banjaar Tola: Bengal tiger-spotting in eco-luxury

Green Traveler Guides

That was before a century of poachers, big-game hunters and ill-conceived policies that preyed on many species to the brink of extinction. | Kanha Roars Back |. T wo young Royal Bengal tigers are gorging themselves on freshly-killed chital. This is the moment I had come on safari in India for.

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Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

While organizations in North America are working tirelessly to help shorebirds weather the many threats they face, the very same birds are being hunted in the Caribbean and South America. Shorebird hunters had their own calls, decoys, and hunting blinds. In 2011, after they were grounded by a tropical storm, 2,000 American Golden Plover were shot by sport hunters in Barbados.

Eating Animals and Magical Thinking


The most recent example of this is from Jason Mark, the editor of Sierra , the journal of the respected environmental organization, The Sierra Club. This is particularly true when the imagery of hunter-gather people strongly influences the “eco-minded”. Hunter gather people had a unique and powerful relationship with the environment. There are two types of evolution, biological and cultural. Guest Post by Bill Tara. ————-.

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Do birds avoid predators because of culture?

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And, likely, this sort of thing is most likely found, and most likely complex and important, in organisms that have that very costly but important physical adaptation known as brains. I spent a lot of time with Efe Pygmy hunters in the deep forest, and I spent a certain amount of time either entirely alone or with only one other researcher, this or that American. Tradeoffs in behavior, and plasticity. We assume natural selection has shaped birds to avoid predators.

Can Nature Take Care of Itself?

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Wild birds are biologic organisms just as we and our domestic pets are. This blog was written by Marge Gibson, co-founder of Raptor Education Group, Inc. in Antigo, WI: Most of us have our own idea what the phrase “nature takes care of itself” means. My father, a lifelong conservationist, spoke those words with reverence when describing the natural world. We are an integral part of that world, and a connection with it carries responsibility.

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Recovery: Saving Loons from Lead Fishing Tackle

Nature Conservancy - Science

National Parks such as Yellowstone and Glacier have long banned lead in most fishing activities, but sadly, these restrictions are not yet widespread,” remarks the Park Service ’s chief of biological resources, Elaine Leslie. Virtually all fishing organizations and publications that object to non-toxics receive and recycle such ASA fiction as “alternatives materials to lead can cost anglers up to 20 times what current tackle costs.” (The

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What is the National Bird of Honduras?

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Lafeber Conservation and Wildlife has Project Tomás – Parrots, People and Peace in Honduras , which seeks to “establish and maintain an international biological research and conservation center in Mabita, La Mosquitia, Honduras so as to conserve sustainable mixed species communities.&# The location is one of the few left in the country that sustains a population of La Guara Roja. Fish & Wildlife comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

Flying Dinosaurs: A Review by a Triceratops Fan

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And then, in 1996, a farmer/fossil-hunter named Li Yinfang found a unique fossil in his home province of Liaoning–a beautifully preserved turkey-sized creature that clearly had feathers. People and history come into play in “The dinosaur hunters,” a chapter on larger than life personalities such as E.D. Which includes, I think, a new respect for birds and their biology.

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Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather–A Book Review

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And, like many body parts that are separated from the whole, a feather sometimes become an artifact, a thing apart from a living creature, invested with values beyond the original, biological function. Their populations, plus those of other species that ‘wore’ the coveted long, colorful feathers used for women’s fashionable hats, were being dangerously depleted by hunters intent on feeding the millinery industry. A feather is a magical thing.

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10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo: © Hunter Desportes. Hiking on the mountain also offers a chance to see one of the oldest living organisms on earth — the bristlecone pine. Called a biological soil, this crust is actually full of cyanobacteria, fungi, lichens, mosses, and algae. Petrified Forest National Park. Photo: © Andrew V Kearns VIP/NPS. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. Grand Canyon. Great Smoky Mountains. Yellowstone. Yosemite.

Koalas Have 2 Thumbs & Other Weird Australian Wildlife Facts

Nature Conservancy - Science

When it comes to biological weirdness, nowhere on earth do things get as collectively bizzare as Australia. It gets weirder: All of their reproductive organs and waste elimination occurs out of a single hole — called a cloaca — just like modern reptiles and birds. This might not be surprising to the lucky generation of Americans that grew up binge-watching Steve Irwin’s Crocodile Hunter, but Australia is chock-full of reptiles.

When conservation and animal rights collide

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It’s a subject I’ve thought a lot about over the years, pretty much since I first started studying biology at undergraduate level. The essential point is that the ecosystems of New Zealand were unable to cope with mammals, the organisms lacked the ability to defend themselves from the very different problems posed by mammal predation.

The Most Interesting Man in Florida

Conservancy Talk

Bowled over by the land’s beauty and biological value, the family bought a decrepit hunter’s cabin on 10 acres and picked up Bok’s dream. He organizes Lake Wales Mardi Gras events, an annual Bass Tournament, a Christmas Bird Count circle, and is the go-to guy for all sorts of outreach and educational events in the community. Forget for a moment how he came by the name “Sticky.”

Darwin and Lincoln: Revolution to Evolution

The Alien Next Door

The “truth” held in 1809 lay in a “vertical” organization of life, a kind of established hierarchy of species on earth, descending from humans downward with a divine judge above. At July 3, 2009 3:11 PM , Tina Hunter said.

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A Question of Migration

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Angry email from stamp collectors in 3 … 2 … 1 …) We are interested in conservation, ecology, biology, evolution, and all sorts of other aspects of Aves. One way to organize these ponderous complexities is to refer to our Tinbergen.

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A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia: A Book Review by a Penguin Groupie

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Seals and Whales are also given a lot of attention, with entries organized similarly to the bird species accounts. Over 3 million pairs of Antarctic Fur Seals breed on South Georgia, saved from near extinction by fur hunters. Details are given about the seals behavior, including when they come ashore, social organization, how the young are taken care of, and diet.

The Passenger Pigeon & A Message From Martha: One Pigeon, Two Book Reviews

10,000 Birds

The book is divided into several distinct parts: several chapters that analyze the biology and life style of the Passenger Pigeon and reasons for extinction from biological and ecological viewpoints; a chapter on Avery’s 5-week pilgrimage to the United States to see where passenger pigeons lived and died; a strange chapter that lists in a chronology the U.S. Avery offers some interesting insights into the biology of the Passenger Pigeon.

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The return of the population bombers

Green Blog

More recently, the organization that represents 105 global science academies called on the Rio+20 conference to take “decisive action” to reduce population growth. Anti-immigrant organizations in Canada and Australia have adopted the same strategy. It was implemented directly by northern government aid agencies, and indirectly through massive fertility control projects organized and funded by the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations. Confusing biology and sociology.

Qualitative Growth

The Green Changemakers

While certain parts of organisms, or ecosystems, grow, others decline, releasing and recycling their components which become resources for new growth. In living organisms, ecosystems and societies, qualitative growth consists in an increase of complexity, sophistication, and maturity. It was a science of organic forms, of qualities, of patterns of organization and processes of transformation.4

Mercury, Birds & People: What we can learn from studying our.

Elephant Journal

Harmful elements such as mercury wreak similar havoc on human and bird biology alike. Recently Varian-Ramos has been studying the connections between humans and our feathered friends through the lens of pollution effects, specifically mercury’s affect on bird biology and behavior. I was about a month into my first formal biology class and was absolutely enthralled by the whole subject. I came home one afternoon and asked my mom what kind of careers I could have in biology.

War, Drugs, and Buddhist Yoga. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

After over 13 years of abstinence from drugs and alcohol, I went haywire— Hunter S. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call. Together, we can make mindful independent reader-created media powerful! Video. Talk Show. Member. Login. Advertise. Event Sponsorship. Our Writers. Write. Press. About. Contact. Get RSS. Fan Facebook. Follow Twitter (named #1 in US for #green, twice).

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My Study of Life. ~ Sh'mal Ellenberg | elephant journal

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The experience lasted for a few seconds, then our dog, Hunter, came close to my knees, as he has sometimes does during my meditation, and began to lick my hands resting on my lap. In 1968, I began work as teacher and community organizer for Head Start. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call. Together, we can make mindful independent reader-created media powerful!

On Closing the Culture Gap

The Green Changemakers

For most of our species’ existence, all members of hunter-gatherer bands possessed virtually the entire body of their group’s non-genetic information—its culture. But critical parts of it could be filled in, so that most people would know, for example, what an ecosystem service is, the difference between ozone depletion and climate disruption, the biological significance of skin pigmentation, and the importance of the second law of thermodynamics.

The Environmental Education Collection

The Green Changemakers

A Guide to Biological Identification 94 Wildlife for the Future 96 WOW! The guidelines, organized into six themes , provide a mechanism for gauging the quality of pre-service and in-service preparation programs and the abilities of environmental educators working in the field.

Permaculture -- The Path to a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Five billion people cannot live on this planet as hunter-gathers in a stable eco-system. The term Permaculture was invented by an Australian engineer named Bill Mollison, it is also the copyrighted name of an international organization he founded in the early 1980's. I wanted to come back with something very positive, something that would allow us all to exis t without collapsing the biological systems around us."

Yogis Call For Hyatt Boycott: Another Bag Left At Yoga's Doorstep.

Elephant Journal

Sara Hunter Sell says: January 17, 2013 at 17:14. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call. Together, we can make mindful independent reader-created media powerful! Video. Talk Show. Member. Login. Advertise. Event Sponsorship. Our Writers. Write. Press. About. Contact. Get RSS. Fan Facebook. Follow Twitter (named #1 in US for #green, twice). Weekly & Daily Newsletter.

Sustaining the web of life

The Green Changemakers

Benyus, Biomimicry (Quill, 1997) A natural biosystem: Runs on current sunlight Uses only the energy it needs Fits form to function Recycles everything Rewards cooperation Banks on diversity Curbs excesses from within Taps the power of limits Learns from its context Provides for future generations Natural Capitalism Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins in a book entitled Natural Capitalism (Little Brown & Company 1999) provide an application of natural principles to business.

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Training manuals and education resources on sustainability

The Green Changemakers

GLOBE Program Module lessons for grades K-8 on atmosphere, hydrology, soil, land cover/biology, GPS, and seasons. Training Manuals “Thinking Critically about Environmental Impacts throughout History” is a workshop developed for history and social studies teachers who want to incorporate the scientific and social aspects of using renewable resources into classroom teaching.

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Ecotechnic economy and relocalisation

The Green Changemakers

This would require either extreme taxation or a global fuel shortage, combined with high technology renewable energy, local organic polyculture farming and the like. This does not mean that these smaller farms will be fossil fuel free, still less that they'll all be organic polycultures.

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Teaching Values of Nature

The Green Changemakers

Encourage your child to be a ‘trophy’ hunter (by camera, of course!) We can: Join nature organizations, and encourage them to pay attention to kids. Teach them to appreciate the world around them. Teach them to be aware of their surroundings.

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Meditation, Social Change, and Education

The Green Changemakers

The ecological revolution is founded on new scientific discoveries in astronomy, biology, cosmology, ecology, physics, and psychology. Organizing and Leading On-Campus Meditation Groups My own experience in the late seventies and early eighties at Middlebury College taught me that if students, who have been introduced to meditation at a workshop, are to continue to practice, it requires the leadership of a committed faculty or staff member and an appropriate space.

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