Migrating Arctic Geese Are Confused, Exhausted By Rising Temperatures — News : NPR

Warmer weather means that barnacle geese fly faster to their breeding grounds, leaving them too tired to lay eggs right away. By the time they’re ready, the babies have missed the best food.(Image credit: Thomas Lameris/NIOO-KNAW)

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The Trump Administration Proposes Limiting Protections for Threatened Species — TIME

(DENVER) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the landmark Endangered Species Act is used. “These rules will be very protective,” said…

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“Dinky” Zinke’s New Department of Interior Regulations Target Wildlife Protections — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Earth Justice New proposed changes aim to change the way the agency upholds the Endangered Species Act July 19, 2018 Washington, D.C. — Today, Ryan Zinke’s Department of Interior released a series of proposed changes to the way the agency interprets and carries out actions under the Endangered Species Act. Among the proposals are: […]

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Action Alert: House Passes 2019 Appropriations Bill that Calls for Sterilized Wild Horse and Burro Herds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Wild Hoofbeats Breaking News: On July 19, 2018 the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Bill. By Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation The Bill included an amendment by Representative Chris Stewart of Utah which authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to manage all wild horses and […]

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Friday Farm Favorites: Welcome Sweet Woollies — fourth generation farmgirl

(Left to right) Tino (lying down), Butter Bean, Sweetpea, and Truffle Farmguy and I recently welcomed four Scottish Blackface lambs to our flock of eight sheep. Sadly, we had to say goodbye in December and February to our gentle woollies, Violet and Fern. While we will greatly miss as well as remember the original […]

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Stay Tuned… — The Jaguar

I do not usually publish ‘stay tuned’ alerts on this blog, but this time I must. I am working on a post that has me truly excited, because it features an individual whose work has been a primary source of inspiration for me for many years. While I was studying mental health counseling at Cleveland […]

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The Complexities of Perceptions about Jaguars’ Impacts on Human Livelihoods — The Jaguar

Introduction Drs. Silvio Marchini and David Macdonald have just released a fascinating new study about the human dimensions of jaguar (Panthera onca) conservation in Brazil. Long-time readers of The Jaguar and its Allies may remember these authors. In 2015, I shared an article of theirs that used the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1985) to examine ranchers’ intentions […]

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