Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hushing up loud bird babies: worth it?

We’ve all been told to hush up by our parents. Whether that was usually an act with our safety in mind rather than one of irritation we can probably guess, but how alarm signaling works in animal species has been … Continue reading

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Parent birds can calculate risk and vulnerability of young in alarm signaling strategies

It’s not only humans and primates who can assess when it’s most appropriate to hush their noisy young; a new study shows birds can do it too. Parents assess the vulnerability of their brood and only make alarm calls when … Continue reading

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Ruffling some feathers: What to do with outdoor cats?

Almost everyone has seen them: stray cats that are homeless and live outside, or cats whose owners allow them to spend time outdoors. Regardless of the type of outdoor cat, there are those who say these cats catch pests and … Continue reading

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Study of key stakeholders finds key differences and similarities of opinion, perceived risks, and management strategies of outdoor cats

For years, there has been conflict over how to manage outdoor cats, with the liveliest debate occurring between wildlife advocates and animal rights activists, two key stakeholders in this issue. According to a Florida research team, there is significant difference … Continue reading

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Giving and Taking: The struggle between land and marine conservation

Coral reefs are vast treasure chests just dying to be tapped and discovered. They offer homes to hundreds of thousands of creatures, as well as are fantastic for minerals used for many medicines and are even found in the cosmetics … Continue reading

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The focus on coral reef conservation decreases biodiversity both on land and under the sea

Researchers have long been studying how the pollution and runoff from the surrounding earth affect the surrounding aquatic environments. They took note of the fact that when most terrestrial ecosystems are preserved, the solutions that were regularly implemented had not … Continue reading

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Connectivity is Key Even for Elephants

  Male forest elephant at the Langoué Bai, Ivindo National Park, Gabon.   The fact that human influence is the most predominant factor that affects habitat use by other species is no longer an elephant in the room. Poaching, logging … Continue reading

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