Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (May 24th 2013)


Snakes aren't the only group of animals surrounded by a lot of misinformation. Bug Girl takes on a grossly inaccurate poster about U.S.A. spiders. While you're there, check out this great natural history summary of the cicadas that are emerging along the east coast. And, on that note, lobsters are not immortal.

Another great take-down of the ridiculous television shows about wildlife that are masquerading as educational.



Texas cop has a ratsnake freakout.

When did bears go extinct in Ireland?

A readable summary of recent studies examining the effects of climate change on amphibians.

Rare pics of rare Javan Leopard and how their presence may influence land use and conservation policies in the region.

Why de-extinction misses the point.

How to tackle the massive problem of wildlife road mortality.

The ongoing efforts to eradicate invasive species from the Galapagos Islands: next up, rats. Includes the innovative strategy of holding rat-eating hawks in captivity until all the poisoned rat carcasses were gone (hold them longer next time).

Hey Rhode Island: learn about your rattlesnakes.

Scottish Wildcats are on their way out...

South Sudan, the world's newest country, is trying to find out if they have any rhinos to help support a nature tourism program.

Why are crocs dying in the Florida Keys?

Thanks but no thanks: how missionaries caused blindness in western Africa (hint: parasites were involved).

Malayan Sun Bears, the world's smallest bear species, are declining.

Amphibians are in a lot of trouble, those that are left, that is.

Newly-described Honduran viper named after environmental hero.

Intimidating clean up crew: White Sharks scavenge too.

It's nesting season: look out for turtles on the road.

Big invasive species: the new world record Brown Trout may have just been caught in New Zealand and the biggest Florida Burmese Python has just been captured.

How the abandonment of traditional-land uses is bad for a European toad.

A great summary of Grand Cayman Blue Iguana conservation efforts.

In the wake of a recent elephant-poaching event, Gabon and the Central African Republic crack down.

It's that time of year: camera traps record baby Red Fox and reveal a large camera vandal with two small accomplices.

Don't miss this Yellowstone landscape.

Finally, did you miss this week's guest posts from Jim Godwin and Erin Abernethy?




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