Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (March 28th, 2014)

Can you spare some change? A $10,000,000 plan to save the world's rarest gorilla.

Second Red Wolf of 2014 killed in North Carolina. What's the big deal? It's only the rarest canine in the world. Way to respect our unique heritage.

Wolves are at the gate of Paris...and getting closer.

Bangladeshi fishermen use otters to help them catch fish-but the traditional method is in jeopardy due to water pollution.

Which fisheries produce the most bycatch? And, now that you know, will you change your purchasing habits?

Due to drought, now salmon need our help to make their voyage to the Pacific Ocean possible.

The evil of the outdoor cat. Yes, even yours.

As we expand our development further into the wilds of Florida, some of the native denizens are reminding us of their presence. Human and bear conflict just north of Orlando. Same problem, different actors: conflicts between jaguars and humans in Costa Rica. The jaguars tend to lose.

Kakapos are a critically endangered parrot in New Zealand (total population about 130). Good news for their conservation, six chicks have hatched in the last few weeks. The Duggars are not impressed.

Australia poisons Dingoes to help sheep farmers. But dingoes help keep the invasive Red Fox in check.

Do you know what a Bonneted Bat is? I didn't. Endangered Florida bat sent to Zoo Miami for rehab.

Up to 70,000 kangaroos are culled each year in Victoria. Now, instead of leaving them to rot, Australia will turn them into dog food.

Meet Mshale, the un-poachable elephant. I feel like that the writing of this article may have jinxed Mshale, but I hope I'm wrong.

A broken fossil turtle bone was found in 1840. An amateur paleontologist just found the missing piece on a stream bank.

That Copenhagen zoo that killed Marius the giraffe a few weeks ago goes ahead and kills some lions.

Are you still watching Animal Planet? What's wrong with you? More evidence they abuse and exploit animals to entertain you. Oh, and that former Animal Planet host has been sentenced for trafficking those endangered Iranian lizards.

Stop calling Pronghorns antelope. More like giraffes.

No details, but potentially encouraging news that big cat populations are increasing in northeastern China.

Did I miss something interesting? Let me know below.


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