Platypus

Photo: Brisbane City Council Platypus = a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal which frequents lakes and streams in eastern Australia. It has a sensitive pliable bill shaped like that of a duck, webbed feet with venomous spurs, and dense fur HeadlinesPlatypus in peril as national range shrinks a quarter in three decades Embedded Tweets WikipediaPlatypus Planeta.com

Jaguars

Photo: Oaxaca Jaguar Tree, Sculpture by Ricardo López Pinacho Jaguar = a large heavily built cat that has a yellowish-brown coat with black spots, found mainly in the dense forests of Mexico, Central, and South America November 29 is International Jaguar Day. November is Jaguar Month. Noviembre es el mes del #Jaguar (Panthera onca). Background …

Translocation

Buzzwords Translocation in wildlife conservation is the capture, transport and release or introduction of species, habitats or other ecological material (such as soil) from one location to another. It contrasts with reintroduction, a term which is generally used to denote the introduction into the wild of species from captive stock. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Crabs

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale Crab = a crustacean with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which are modified as pincers HeadlinesHorseshoe crabs are crucial to creating vaccines, but they are facing extinctionThis Crab’s Blood Is the Reason You’re Alive WikipediaCrab Planeta.com

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. Honor Spirit MountainThe proposed Avi …

Wildlife Friendlier Fences

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS Fences can sometimes become barriers to wildlife movement or present hazards to flying birds. In Wyoming and many other states, wildlife friendlier fence designs have been encouraged. The designs effectively keep livestock from crossing, but allow the movement of big game animals and/or make them more visible to reduce wire strikes by …

Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 Wikipedia: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. in the past 15 years, the population has plummeted some 40 percent, to less than 80,000 from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. Its scattered range extends from Chad in the …

Giraffes Links

Photo: Unexpected giraffe Links related to giraffes Recommended ListeningGiraffes – the forgotten megafauna – Conservationists are putting renewed energy into saving the giraffe, whose population has plummeted by 40 percent in just 16 years… there are just 80 thousand left. This rapid loss has prompted the creation of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation – headed by …

Birding

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Birding = the observation of birds in their natural habitats as a hobby Questions What are the latest studies, reports, and videos regarding birding? How has the birding community changed in the past 20 years? What are your favorite birding apps, books, Facebook pages/groups and other digital and analog resources? Elsewhere …

Bison

Photo: Denver Bison entered the Americas through the landbridge from Siberia during an Ice Age. – Wikipedia CelebrationsNational Bison Day is the first Saturday in November. Hashtag: #NationalBisonDay Elsewhere on the Webhttp://storyofthebison.com/tatankaaboutbison.htmlhttps://www.wcs.org/get-involved/updates/senate-passes-bison-day-resolution HeadlinesIt’s Bison, Not Buffalo. And Other American Bison Factshttps://deadspin.com/bison-gets-irritated-by-tourists-tosses-child-into-obl-1836670446Bison are Back – The Conversationhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/12/how-native-american-tribes-are-bringing-back-the-bison-from-brink-of-extinctionhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/06/us/utah-bison-herd/index.html Embedded Tweets Photos Planeta.com