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Conservation officers face a wide range of incidents in the field. These game warden stories range from the serious to the ridiculous:




[En rappel] Une raison pour laquelle l’ des est difficile à appréhender: les espèces disparaissent plus vite que les espèces animales, mais on en fait peu de cas.




What’s the buzz all about? It’s ! that the endemic yellow-faced bee is a vital pollinator of our endangered Ka‘ū silversword? These bees are threatened by development, fire, feral ungulates, invasive ants and more. NPS Photo/J.Wei










“Eye on the Sky”, muy pronto una historia de ciencia, conservación y esperanza, en asignación para bioGraphic y la Academia de Ciencias de California.







has one remaining species of forest . i#invasivespecies management is the number one way to protect these at-risk birds.




Zoo staff recently participated in a local red-shouldered hawk monitoring project! Biologist John Jacobs has been monitoring and banding the birds here (and throughout the state) for many years. We're proud to assist with this important research.




PhD candidate showcasing his amazing work on Prassophyllum conservation and his success in germinating some of Australia's most threatened orchid species










The was founded by H.S.H. Prince Albert II. With over 6000 specimens on display it is largely renowned across the world for its commitment to protecting and raising awareness about our oceans.




I always respect a landowner who does their own trapping and pest control. We are simply here to provide support if you want to be out doing better things with your time!




𝟮𝟮 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 a reunion on the Rocky Mountain Front.




25 years and 14,000 acres protected in . Bravo for your most successful year yet, with 19 more properties. Wishing you continued success at a critical time for and







DYK? The CSP supports our farmers and ranchers in their effort to do what’s right by the land through technical and financial assistance? Their practices have positive impacts that extend far beyond the fence line









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New arrival from yesterday! 🦔 This little one was found wondering about in the daytime in a school playground.

Hedgehogs are suppose to be nocturnal so it’s a bit odd when you see them walking while the suns out. This little one would have still needed to be with her mum as she’s very young still.

Fortunately after some subcutaneous fluids and a bit of cat/hedgehog food made into a paste. She has brightened up a lot, and I have hope for a full recovery and release soon.

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Limbani truly enjoys painting 💙If you would like to acquire one of his paintings please DM us. All donations go towards building his habitat!
#limbani #limbanipaints #conservation #chimpanzee #endangeredspecies #zwfmiani #zwf @zwfmiami
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Yet we humans cannot seem to get it right 🤔
#tabbytiger #bengal #limbani #limbanipaints #conservation #chimpanzee #endangeredspecies #zwfmiani #zwf #notpets
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anonymous asked:

Hey Duke. How are you? I was wondering: have you seen how environmental concern are now more at center of attention, with Greta Thunberg and her school strikes? What do you think of it? Have you Made an effort in your daily life to have a ore sustainable lifestyle, for examples by reducing plastics, or by using recycled paper?

It’s certainly something I’m concerned about and somewhere I make a conscious effort to reduce waste. Generally, I think my carbon footprint is about as small as I can reasonably make it. I use tiny amounts of electricity and not a lot of water, my car is incredibly fuel efficient and I take public transportation when I can, I reuse tote bags for groceries and recycle everything recyclable and buy environmentally friendly dog-waste bags even though they’re like four times the price. However, I’m also aware that my personal impact on the environment is infinitesimal compared with big industries dumping their waste in the ocean and the atmosphere. So where I’m really focusing my energy (no pun intended) is politics. Individual efforts are meaningless if we can’t get world leaders to step up and put some serious regulations in place about how we use and abuse our natural resources. Basically, one person deciding not to use disposable straws (or whatever) matters a lot less than whether we can get someone elected in 2020 who has a sane environmental policy. Because I’m stuck in Washington for the next three years at least, you can rest assured I’ll be doing absolutely everything I can to get someone in office who can restore some kind of sanity to this country–and by extension every other country we influence–across the board, whether that means donating what measly money I have to the right campaign or making phone calls or turning up at protests or encouraging my students to think critically about their civic responsibilities. In the long run legislation is going to matter a lot more than anything I’m doing at home. 

That said, I’m making an executive decision to close this topic to further questions because I don’t have the fortitude to field a bunch of asks about why I’m not a vegan. 

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Today we have a colorful sight on Bee’s Balcony where lorikeets arrive in great number to drink the nectar.

This is a #repost from @beesbalcony via @PhotoAroundApp
The mission for today:
Count the Rainbow 🌈 Lorikeets 🐤
This dish is a porridge of sorts (rearing mix) that contains special vitamins & minerals. If you do any wildlife rehab or even for your pet, look into the ingredients. As not all foods are the same!
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#wildlife#wildliferehabilitation#bird#birdgirl #conservation #birdie #NaturePhotographyDay #naturevideo #videooftheday #rainbowlorikeet #lorikeets #playing #birdsofinstagram #birdlife #natgeo #natureshots #beesbalcony #aussiewildlife #australianbirds#funnyanimals #wild #beautifulnature #feathersarecool #natgeowild

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Video games have now been around long enough that an interest in their history is growing. Many who grew up with the games as they developed are looking back fondly on those early days, and some of them are still active gamers. Others have become game collectors, trying to preserve the history along with the games themselves. And some who are too young to remember the first generations of video games are curious about them, and are perhaps dismayed at how difficult it can be to find older games (or they may dismiss them as too simplistic and graphically unsophisticated, without realizing their importance or understanding how they were seen when they first appeared). Still others may look upon games as a part of popular culture and ask how they fit into the broader cultural scheme of the past few decades.
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Wolff, 2008. p. xiii

Como descrito nessa introdução, o livro de Wolff recorreu muitas vezes a fontes informais – como revistas especializadas, livros auto-publicados, e sites – como fontes de pesquisa, dada a escassez de trabalhos acadêmicos sobre o tema, especialmente durante os anos iniciais da indústria.

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Here is a video of a very special herd of bison being introduced to a holding pen prior to their release into the Colorado shortgrass prairie.

Not only are these the first truly wild American bison to set foot on the Colorado prairie in 150 years, they are also the first herd to contain the varied, heirloom genetics of the Yellowstone herd while being entirely free of brucellosis.

It is difficult to overstate the wholesale slaughter endured by the American bison in the 1800s. Even the numbers (20-30 million animals reduced to around 1,000) don’t really do it justice. I think this picture is the closest I’ve ever come to truly comprehending the scope of the carnage.

Those aren’t bodies, those are just the skulls. And this was only one of many hunting events.

Today around 500,000 American bison live in North America, but most of these have been crossbred with cattle and are considered semi-domesticated. Around 30,000 fully genetically wild bison live across the United States in conservation herds, but many of these (like the iconic Yellowstone bison) must be kept contained because they carry the brucellosis bacteria which poses a threat to domestic cattle. 

To have a species bounce back from such decimation is an incredible conservation success story, but continuing to reintroduce wild bison to prairie ecosystems across the US is still a huge priority. Bison are ecosystem engineers; the disturbances created by their grazing, digging, and wallowing are important for a healthy prairie.

This is why the northern Colorado herd is so important. In order to preserve Yellowstone genetics without also transmitting brucellosis, scientists at the University of Colorado were able to cleanse Yellowstone bison gametes of brucellosis and use them to artificially inseminate disease-free bison.

Calves born via this method have all the wild, varied genes of the Yellowstone bison without the restrictions imposed by the brucellosis bacteria. As the Colorado herd grows they can be used to seed further disease-free conservation herds around the United States.

Today we released these two little Bluetits. Out of the five we rescued we have managed to rehabilitate two babies over the past three weeks, ready for release.

We’ve chosen this nice little area as it’s well known to have many Bluetits here already. Hopefully they will carry on with the life they were suppose to have.

Below are photos of what they looked like a week before release. 🕊

*SENSITIVE PHOTO*

We had this little guy visit the practise this afternoon. He’s a frequent garden visitor of a lady in the area that wanted to get him checked over.

We put him under anaesthetic and removed all his ticks and gave him some treatment for the fleas. He had been so itchy that around his mouth and his little paws were so red! We applied some flamazine cream to the affected areas and woke him up.

He’ll be able to return to his garden home later this evening 🦔

theguardian.com
Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn
‘We are in trouble if we don’t act,’ say experts, with up to 1m species at risk of annihilation
By Jonathan Watts

The world’s leading scientists will warn the planet’s life-support systems are approaching a danger zone for humanity when they release the results of the most comprehensive study of life on Earth ever undertaken.

Up to 1m species are at risk of annihilation, many within decades, according to a leaked draft of the global assessment report, which has been compiled over three years by the UN’s leading research body on nature.

The 1,800-page study will show people living today, as well as wildlife and future generations, are at risk unless urgent action is taken to reverse the loss of plants, insects and other creatures on which humanity depends for food, pollination, clean water and a stable climate.