Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Japanese black bears, it seems—or at least they’re afraid of big, bad robotic wolves. With bear sightings at a five-year high and dozens of attacks reported in Japan this year alone, city officials in the town of Takikawa on the island of Hokkaido took action by buying and […]
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Citizen science programs like eBird, NestWatch, and SciStarter have seen dramatic increases in users since states began to lock down in March, giving conservationists a wealth of data to help make datasets that might be used to protect birds and insect species like butterflies and dragonflies NestWatchÂ and eBirdÂ capitalize on the enthusiasm of local birdwatchers to […]
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Bird species are in decline even in the remote parts of the Amazon, far from human interference, a study shows. Scientists have found a sharp decline in nine insect-eating bird species in the lowlands of the central jungle in the…
Crows, rooks, and ravens, a family of birds known as corvids, are pretty dang smart. In some ways, there are crows as smart as first graders. In 2014, a famous ornithological accomplishment saw New Caledonian crows, who as outlined in Jennifer Ackerman’s brilliant work The Genius of Birds, are possibly the smartest of their race, […]
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Over the next few years, three million local trees–from fig to mahogany–will be planted in Uganda, benefitting people, the planet, and our closest wildlife relatives, chimpanzees. Earlier this year, the reforestation non-profit One Tree Planted and the Jane Goodall Institute announced they’re working together on a “Wildlife Habitat & Corridor Restoration Project” in Uganda. As […]
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Nursing Home Residents With Dementia Enjoy Very Special Guest When Visits Are Restricted – a Miniature Horse
Dementia sufferers at a nursing home who cannot see relatives were “overjoyed” by a morale-boosting visit from a miniature horse. Residents at Rosevale Care Home in York, England, always “benefit greatly” from pet therapy, which allows them to interact with animals. Sarah Fearn, lifestyle and activities co-ordinator at the home, said many residents who normally […]
The iconic Tasmanian devil has just been returned to mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years. This first historic release is only step one in the mission to rewild Australia and bring balance to the bush, according to nonprofit Aussie Ark and its partners Global Wildlife Conservation and Wild Ark. In a statement, […]
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By placing 3D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle eggs into nests on the beach, it could be possible to gather key evidence needed to expose illegal trade of the eggs. This is the finding of a new study published in the journalÂ Current Biology. According to a release from Cell Press, the researchers specifically tested how […]
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