Tag: wildlife

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Sometimes, it’s hard to impress children. A father uses his upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea to teach his snake-loving son a lesson on the Birds of Paradise.

Watch: Eastern Screech Owl Cam

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Our favorite screech owls, Hoot n’ Annie, have returned to their favorite owl box to lay eggs. We’ve set up a live camera to watch as the chicks hatch and grow up!

Nature’s Madness: Taking the Tournament Outdoors

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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March Madness is in full swing — in honor of college basketball’s biggest moment, we’ve pitted together nature’s fiercest creatures for our own online competition this March.

Nature Photo of the Week: Face Off

Written by | February 8th, 2013

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This furry river otter seems to be in an intense staring match with Flickr photographer Desert Horse. We love his determined expression! Thanks for sharing your photograph through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — […]

Animal Extinction Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Written by | May 2nd, 2011

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New findings show that as more species become extinct, the human risk of infectious disease—such as Lyme—increases. Joe Kiesecker explains the science behind it.

A Cloud Hangs Over Our Hunting and Fishing Future

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Keith Curley, director of government affairs for Trout Unlimited, reacts to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and its potential harm to our nation’s fish and wildlife populations.

Putting Up Firewood for Next Winter

Written by | March 23rd, 2011

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Director of U.S. Government Relations Bob Bendick wants to know why Congress hasn’t heard that Americans still care about conservation. Your voice can make a difference.

Battling Back From ‘Extinction’

Written by | January 18th, 2011

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As a child he read that they were gone forever. Thirty years later he watched three of them run past his feet in the wild. Matt Miller tells an amazing tale of recovery and hope.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2010

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Ready for some cool green news this morning?

  1. USFWS tries to identify which animals face the most threats from climate change. (Green)
  2. The world’s oldest trees face a one-two punch that could mean their demise. (The New York Times)
  3. R.I.P the EPA’s well-regarded Climate Leaders program for reducing CO2. (Green Biz)
  4. Florida panthers are coming back–but they continue to face obstacles. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. GPS for your bike? There’s an app for that! (Treehugger)

Of Lions and Border Lines

Written by | July 8th, 2010

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A study of mountain lions reveals just how important conservation on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border is. And protecting a buffer of open space could help make the border easier to secure, says Conservancy scientist Scott Morrison.

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