The term “coexistence” gets thrown a round a lot, but what does it mean? More importantly, how do we achieve coexistence as it pertains to wildlife? That’s what Dr. Silvio Marchini and his co-authors sought to determine in their recent paper.
There’s been an exciting study making the rounds that actually has positive findings. The study, authored by Ceballos et al. (2021), was published in the journal PLoS ONE in October. It found that jaguar populations may actually be growing in Mexico.
A Facebook follower alerted me to an alarming issue that took place while I was in Colorado. War broke out between the nations of Azerbaijan and Armenia on September 27, which concluded in a cease-fire in mid November. During this time, illegal chemical weapons were used that could lead to much human and ecological suffering.
There’s an amazing event taking place on social media right now: Black Birders Week! Organized by #BlackAFinSTEM … Black Birders Week is showcasing the achievements, personalities, and passions of Black nature enthusiasts.
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity! Created by the United Nations in 1993, Biological Diversity day was designated to celebrate the variety of life on Earth. Along those lines, here’s a cool story by Tara Lohan of The Revelator about crucial areas in the oceans that need to be protected.
In my last post, I mentioned that humpback whales were a conservation success story. This article from TIME gives more details. Written by Dr. Kirsten Thompson, it discusses humpback whales’ decline and recovery.
Just as I was wondering if I should continue this blog, I received an awesome message from Anna Hansen of sparpedia.dk! She said that she loves my site, and wanted to feature it in Sparpedia’s list of Top Zoo and Wildlife Blogs of 2020!
Here is a fascinating story that appeared in The Revelator last week. It was written by Melissa Gaskill, and it covers a fierce debate within the scientific community about the importance of trophy hunting.