Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Roundup: The Week's Wildlife Links (April 4th, 2014)

Did you already take a guess at our first snake identification challenge of 2014?

Japan will no longer be allowed to go whaling in the Antarctic. But what does this new ruling actually mean?

For the first time since the 1700s, the nene, an endangered Hawaiian goose, is nesting on Oahu's North Shore.

The Night Lizard Cometh...back! Good news for a once-rare reptile.

Poaching is up for the Red Panda in Nepal. But, on the other hand, a Pallas Cat has been discovered there for the first time.

No longer just in India? Asiatic Lion spotted in Pakistan.

Should crocodiles in Australia be killed to reduce risk to people? Includes the awesome quote, "...if you dive off the Adelaide River bridge...there is a 100 percent certainty of being taken by a saltwater croc."

The state squares off with the feds regarding Alaska hunting regulations. The war on bears and wolves within national preserves.

How thick is thick? The story behind the study on murre eggshells.

A fascinating look behind the decision to kill protected sea lions to help conserve salmon populations.

I recently linked to a story about the Cincinnati Zoo's controversial plan to breed sibling Sumatran Rhinos to help save the species. It's a moot point now, the female just died.

Have rabbit populations crashed in Alabama?

Afganistan creates super-park. Will be home to Lynx, Snow Leopards, Marco Polo Sheep, and more.

10 extinct animals that have been preserved in photographs.

So much stupid. Florida woman makes friends with alligator, feeds it cereal, tries to avoid getting bit by screaming and kicking. The story ends the same way all these stories do, the alligator gets killed.

Tigers killed as entertainment for rich businessmen.

Why collecting butterflies isn't cruel. I don't buy the logic, but it's interesting to think about.

From frog massacre to frog rescue in Oregon. Helping amphibians across the road. They crossed the road to breed, that's why.

Are there too many salmon in the sea? Well, the answer is a little more complicated than yes or no.

Here are a few great long-reads:

The Madness of Modern-Day Poaching. How lion bones turned to rhino horns.

Buck Fever: An investigation of the captive deer and breeding industry in the United States.

The Most Trafficked Mammal You've Never Heard Of. Uh, whatever CNN, I know what a Pangolin is. Good read though.

Did I miss something interesting? Let me know below.


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