Dead, Poisoned Mice to Rain Down on Guam

10,000 Birds

To try to manage the invasive Brown Tree Snake on Guam, which has forced many of Guam’s bird species to extinction and as a way to try to keep the snakes from Hawaii. Conservation Guam ReptilesIn what must be one of the most unusual conservation strategies ever, dead mice laced with acetaminophen, trailing streamers meant to catch on tree branches, will be dropped one-by-one, by hand, from helicopters.

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US Plans to Drop Toxic Dead Mice on Guam as Snake Killing Scheme


island of Guam. military on Guam that will potentially increase outbound aircraft, environmentalists in Hawaii are worried that snakes Brown tree snakes are not native to the U.S. They reached the island’s jungles by way of U.S. military ships after World War II.

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Can You Tell Me How to Get to Guam? Sesame Street Joins USO Tour


The next stop for the show is overseas in Guam and South Korea, where they will visit next month. Memorial Day has come and gone, but there’s one group that will tirelessly continue on in honoring our troops. One group that will continue working to make the lives of military families a little better. One…very furry group. The Sesame Street characters are set to travel overseas next month, as part of their ongoing tour with the USO.

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Filling the Gap Left By DeBooy’s Rail

10,000 Birds

Guam Rail Gallirallus owstoni. Photo copyright The Smithsonian’s National Zoo, taken from the Guam Rail page. . The Guam Rail Gallirallus owstoni is, as most of you will know and the remainder will have guessed, native to Guam… in the South Pacific… a long, long way from Puerto Rico and the V.I. It persists in captivity at a breeding facility on Guam and in a number of American zoos. So wither the Guam Rail now?

You're going to have to check the math on my benefit-cost analysis because, quite honestly, I'm pretty freaked out by this story

Environmental Economics

territory of Guam. They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. But the rodent commandos didn't know they were on a mission: to help eradicate the brown tree snake, an invasive species that has caused millions of dollars in wildlife and commercial losses since it arrived a few decades ago. That's because they were dead. And pumped full of painkillers.

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Weird Conservation Part 2: The Even Stranger Side of Saving Endangered Species

Nature Conservancy - Science

An invasive brown tree snake on Guam. Well, the chuck-dead-things-from-helicopters fun continues in Guam, where the U.S. The snakes invaded Guam 60 years ago after stowing away in cargo bins and airplanes. Nature is weird. But conservation is weirder. Really, really, really, weird. Previously on Cool Green Science , we brought you seven examples of how conservationists have to get a little weird when trying to save endangered or threatened wildlife.

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10 Ways to Conserve Biodiversity


One example of this is the brown tree snake that was accidentally introduced to Guam via aircraft in the 1950’s. Over the last 50 years the brown tree snake is credited with leading to the extinction of 3 bird and 5 reptile species in Guam [3]. Biodiversity is the pillar that allows. ecosystems to function and humans to thrive. Without biodiversity in an ecosystem we would not have the many plants and animals we find in our world today, including us.

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Hey, What About the Great Auk?

10,000 Birds

The public at large didn’t pay so much attention to our little screw-up on Guam and the whole steady drumbeat of disaster sounding from Hawaii, to the Grand Cayman Thrush or the Imperial Woodpecker or other birds going extinct in remote regions where a mere ‘hasn’t been reported since…’ could drag through the years without any formal punctuation.

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Extinction Week on 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds

Guam Flycatcher. Passenger Pigeon. Kioea. Broad-billed Parrot. Alaotra Grebe. Saint Helena Cuckoo. Grand Cayman Thrush. Ascencion Crake. Kakawahie. What do the eight birds above have in common? They are all extinct. They all went extinct since 1500 and they are only eight of the nearly two hundred species that have blinked out since then. Of those nearly two hundred there are very few that people would recognize. Most existed on small islands far from major population centers.

The Gap Between Wildlife and the Animal Rights Movement

10,000 Birds

A classic example of what an invasive species is capable of resides on the island of Guam…when one species of snake made its way onto to the island via airplane, practically all of the island’s birds went extinct in a matter of a few decades. Excuse the sudden and random departure from the typical self-aggrandizing and narcissistic ornithophilic content. That will return next month.

Rails: The Once and Future Kings of the Pacific

10,000 Birds

Featured image is a Guam Rail, a Pacific species of rail extinct in the wild. One of the less well remembered awful things that happened in the Second World War (a six year period of history filled with an uncountable number of awful things) is that war’s direct role in the extinction of two species of rail.

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10 Reasons Why Species Become Endangered


A familiar example is the brown tree snake inadvertently arriving in Guam on a cargo ship following WWII. The United States Endangered Species Act.

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Effective Communications for Conservation Action

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enforcement was slow at first, but continues to grow as the scientific data are communicated,” says Peter Houk , a marine biologist with the University of Guam Marine Lab and co-author on the research. A manta ray in The Philippines. Photo © Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy. When decision makers have the right information, they’ll make the right decision.

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

10,000 Birds

territories are Guam (pop. I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area. That post led to a spirited discussion on the ABA Facebook page. I will suggest an answer to the question: this post makes the argument that both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands should be added to the ABA Area. # # #. Now that Hawaii is in the ABA Area , the next additions should be Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

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Record Ocean Temperatures Recorded In July

Eco Friendly Daily

Coral in the Florida Keys, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam are already showing signs of bleaching. The National Climatic Data Center, which is overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently announced that the world’s oceans experienced record temperatures this July. The ocean temperatures have been recorded for approximately 130 years and this past July was the warmest of any of the months previously recorded.

Hyperstability: The Achilles’ Heel of Data-Poor Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bumphead parrotfish are now extinct in Guam and heavily depleted in Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and others parts of the Solomon Islands. There’s a basic logic to managing fisheries: as a fish population decreases you’ll catch fewer fish. But what if that’s not always true? New research from the Solomon Islands indicates that hyperstability — when catch rates remain high even as fish are rapidly depleted — could be a major challenge for assessing data-poor coral reef fisheries.

Caution: Hazardous Waste Leaks

Eco Friendly Daily

The Guam and Pearl Harbor ports were the areas most contaminated. Regardless of whether you have moved to a new neighborhood or you have lived in a neighborhood all of your life, you might be surprised to find out that it’s not as safe as you might have thought it was. Hazardous waste could be lurking in your backyard or it could be a byproduct from a company located a few miles down the road from your house.

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By Helping Sharks, We Help Ourselves

Conservancy Talk

The FSM joins Palau, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands under the umbrella of the Micronesia Challenge in conserving their sharks, fish and marine-based resources. I am proud to be a Micronesian and a conservationist, and I am proud to have played a role in saving sharks. The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) recently declared their waters a shark sanctuary and off-limits to shark finning and fishing.

Scaling up Conservation: Replication or Coordination?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Some of the individual conservation areas in the five jurisdictions that make up the Micronesia Challenge (Palau, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia-FSM and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands-CNMI) are indeed tiny, measured in tenths of hectares or less. The Ngemelis Islands Conservation Area in Palau supports many kinds of fish, including this school of common bluestripe snappers. Photo credit: Trina Leberer/TNC.

Newsflash: Global Warming Is Real

Green Blog

Then again, some people will likely still be in denial, even when Alaska is hotter than a garage door in Guam. In a recent British report , it is claimed that hundreds of millions of people might find themselves trapped in bad environments thanks to the effects of global warming. The report was issued by the United Kingdom’s government committee the Foresight Group , which is led by Sir John Bennington.

Two Suitcases, a Fax machine, an Ice Chest and a Mission

Conservancy Talk

Now 25 years later, what was the Conservancy’s first office outside the Western Hemisphere has blossomed into the Micronesia Program — and includes work not only in the Republic of Palau, but also the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and Guam.

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International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Participating Territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Over four hundred delegates and observers from Pacific nations and territories as well as the European Commission participated in the meeting.

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Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

This includes reefs in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Navassa Island, Florida, Flower Garden Banks, the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, the Pacific Remote Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Palau. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Three Simple Changes To Get Fit and Green at the Same Time

The Green Changemakers

Mass transit, of course, is another great form of transportation, although in places like Guam it’s a bit more difficult as we don’t have a very good transit system. Post written by Leo Babauta Get fit and green at the same time. I’ve been trying to change my life for the better for awhile now, including simplifying, getting fitter and healthier, and trying to get greener — and in the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of researching into reducing my carbon footprint as well.

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What do we appreciate about Whole Foods? | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

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