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Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

But along the Canada border in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a struggle is playing out pitting the real-life counterparts of Rudolph (caribou) and Disney’s Bambi (white-tailed deer). They were declared extinct but are now being reintroduced throughout their range.

Trumpeter Swans: Don’t Shoot Them

10,000 Birds

Canada has more than the US. Around the middle of the 20th century they had almost gone extinct. They (hunters) see this white thing, and they aren’t entirely sure what it is,” Naumann said. The other reason is due to inexperienced or uninformed hunters. Three hunters have been charged. Many years ago, back in the 1970s, I visited my sister, who lived in West Yellowstone, Montana, in the dead of winter. We rented snow mobiles and drove into Yellowstone.

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10 Reasons Why Species Become Endangered

Greentumble

Basically, “endangered” means that a species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. . It is estimated that today 50 percent of the world’s species are at risk of extinction [2]. And in 2011 black rhinos became extinct [6].

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

10,000 Birds

Developed in the post-frontier era, the NAMWC helped put a stop to wanton wildlife destruction in an era where many species were being hunted and trapped ruthlessly to the brink of extinction. The system was intended as a hunter-centric model, both guided by and benefitting consumptive interests. Non-consumptive users are accustomed to hearing that conservationist hunters not only fund wildlife endeavors but were also the primaries in early North American conservation efforts.

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

Shorebird hunters had their own calls, decoys, and hunting blinds. Many shorebird populations rebounded after hunting was banned, but some species (such as the Eskimo curlew, which is now extinct) never recovered.

2016—Year of the Cat?

The Alien Next Door

Although cat cafes have been popping up globally, Canada’s entry into the market has been relatively recent.” The domestic cat has evolved from wild hunter to opportunist predator and as partner alongside humanity as companion and symbol. Cat Cafes Prowl Across Canada".

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Rudolph Versus Bambi: A Conservation Dilemma

Nature Conservancy - Science

But along the Canada border in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a struggle is playing out pitting the real-life counterparts of Rudolph (caribou) and Disney’s Bambi (white-tailed deer). They were declared extinct but are now being reintroduced throughout their range.

Cristina Eisenberg on Large Predators, Large Landscapes and Coexistence

Nature Conservancy - Science

We had been living in Montana for a few years, and all at once wolves started recolonizing our land, moving down from the north, from Canada. I come from a ranching background and I’m also a hunter. Cristina Eisenberg. Photo: Trevor Angel.

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Birds and People: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The book is divided into 143 chapters covering 144 bird families and 2 extinct families, plus an ending chapter on Birds, People, and Birdlife International by its president, John Fanshawe. It includes stunning photographs by Tipling of eagle hunters (as in Kazakhs who hunt with eagles), Stellar Sea Eagles in Hokkaido, Japan, and Black Kites at the dump near New Delhi, India.

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Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Nature Conservancy - Science

The book introduced me to the master ginseng seeker, hunter and trapper Dersu Uzala , and to the Russian explorer V.K. I grew up in Ohio, a hunter, and always out in the woods,” he said. “I

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The return of the population bombers

Green Blog

In New York’s Times Square, members of the Committee to Defend Biodiversity handed out condoms in colorful packages depicting endangered animals, while a huge and expensive video billboard warned that “human overpopulation is driving species extinct.”. Anti-immigrant organizations in Canada and Australia have adopted the same strategy. China, Canada and elsewhere will continue burning coal, bringing us ever closer to climate catastrophe.

A New Way of Living

The Green Changemakers

In the past five decades: almost half of the forests that once covered the earth have vanished, and deforestation is expanding and accelerating; 70 percent of the world’s fish stocks are at some stage of deterioration through overfishing and all 15 major fishing areas are close to reaching or have already exceeded their natural limits; and at least 1,000 species go extinct every year.

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