Spinner sharks launch themselves out of the water while feeding on schools of small fish. See them jump and spin among surfers.
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy asks the public for $35k to buy a drone to protect what may be the world’s last four northern white rhinos from poachers.
Tell the FWS that Chicago and Milwaukee would like Hackmatack, a new wildlife refuge they could drive to. You might see whooping cranes, river otter, cougars, blandings turtles and all kinds of birds there. They take comments until April 27 and are set to decide this fall.
Bald eagles chose the post-industrial wasteland of Chicago’s way South Side to build their first nest in the city in 130 years. The Chicago PD cancelled plans for a huge outdoor firing range nearby that environmentalists hated anyway.
13 endangered whooping cranes now call Wheeler NWR their winter home–maybe permanently–thanks to the quirks of weather, FAA rules and bird stubbornnes.
Church near Yellowstone charges taxpayers $313 per month for wild bison to graze. Mother Jones measures how much Obama sucks on wildlife. Escaped prairie dogs and wandering leatherback sea turtles.
Is all this panda puppetry really necessary? Chinese researchers now wear panda costumes to prevent imprinting, which is a real problem with birds. But meanwhile they’re selling access to the mushy cubs.
I don’t think it would be asking too much to offer a preliminary finding in the copious and tedious weekly and monthly reports the wolf reintroduction project puts out. Was there a gaping bullet hole? A tire tread? We’re not talking CSI Wolf here.
Two wolves from the center were released, then shot within months. The whole program has effectively been on hold for almost five years. Just last week the Fish and Wildlife Service announced it wouldn’t release any wolves this year — without any real explanation. while federal and state wildlife debate what to do. (The states involved, Arizona and New Mexico, seem to also be locked in a battle over who can be more inhospitable to wolves.) So far the program has released 92 wolves into the wild on the Arizona-New Mexico border. But since 2006, they’ve only released one–despite continued illegal hunting of the wolves. Since 1998, there have been 75 documented wolf deaths. People who presumably don’t like the federal intrusion of wolves introduced to cattle country shot 32 endangered Mexican gray wolves. Twelve were hit by cars. Only 10 were confirmed natural causes; the rest are under investigation.
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An ID judge relisted the gray wolf as an endangered species, saying the USFWS can’t keep them endangered only in WY just because that state is crazy.