Tag: predators

Nature’s Copycats: Butterflies, Hornets and Orangutans

Written by | August 30th, 2012

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Some say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. For these animals, imitation sure comes in handy in the dog-eat-dog animal kingdom.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2011

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Pandagate!… and other animal-related news stories.

  1. The BBC selects a panda as one of their women of the year. (Guardian)
  2. The Gulf of Mexico experiences giant tiger prawn takeover. (Houston Chronicle)
  3. Meet the world’s cutest polar bear cub. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Johnny, the globe-trotting sea turtle, returns to Florida’s waters. (Washington Post)
  5. How do you deter lions from preying on cattle? Taste aversion. (Scientific American)

It’s Time for Environmentalists to Stop Crying Wolf

Written by | September 17th, 2009

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Hate mail, angry community meetings, hyperbolic letters to the editor. No, not health care reform: Wolf hunting. Here in Idaho, it seems, the wolf hunting season — which opened earlier this month — has pushed all other news aside. Many environmentalists are mad as hell that wolf management has been turned over to the states […]

By the Numbers: Can We Save the Last Herds, Flocks and Swarms?

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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500,000 sandhill cranes roosting along the Platte River. One million wildebeests migrating across the Serengeti plains. Ten million bats emerging from a Texas cave. Literally uncountable masses of mayflies hatching along a beautiful spring creek. Perhaps nothing captures a naturalist’s imagination quite like the world’s great herds, flocks and swarms. There’s something beyond words when […]

Bears and Bed Stands

Written by | January 14th, 2009

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How did I find myself in this recent condition — the Franken-scar, the bloody wound, the watermelon-sized head? Did I meet the grizzly bear my mother warned me about? It was, alas, nothing so dramatic. In short: I fought the wall, and the wall won. My mom did warn me about the grizzlies, though. I […]

Controlling Wolves, Controlling Weeds

Written by | December 18th, 2008

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In the early 1900’s, professionals entered Yellowstone National Park and killed wolves. Lots of wolves. Shooters lined the ridges of Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania and blasted migrating raptors. Others poisoned badgers and mountain lions and bragged about it. And what were all of these people called in their day? Conservationists. At the time, many “knew” there […]

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