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 Translocation …

Beavers

Photo: Sarah Morgan/USFWS Midwest Region, Beaver Beaver = a large semiaquatic broad-tailed rodent that is native to North America and northern Eurasia Embedded Tweets As a scientist I've had an "elevator speech" prepared for a few years now. This year I made an "elevator video" & let me tell you: people enjoy seeing my research …

How to move a giraffe

Google Maps Following up on some interesting tweets and stories about a fascinating roadtrip in Australia from the nation’s capital Canberra to the Sunshine coast near Brisbane. What caught our eye was the roadtripper – a young giraffe named Kebibi. Questions What is Kebibi’s history? What was the route taken during the roadtrip? Where do …

Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism

Book Cover Reading: Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism Citation: “Twining-Ward, Louise; Li, Wendy; Bhammar, Hasita; Wright, Elisson. 2018. Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism. Tourism for Development;. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.” Download available online http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/494211519848647950/Supporting-sustainable-livelihoods-through-wildlife-tourism https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29417 Questions Is this publication available in other languages? When …

World Wildlife Day 2018

Poster Big cats under threat! This year’s World Wildlife Day (March 3) focuses on the larger felines — lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar — the 4 largest wild cats that can roar – and also cheetah, snow leopard, puma, clouded leopard. 2018 In 2018 World Wildlife Day is celebrated with the theme “Big cats: predators …

Cheetahs

Photo: Ray Morris The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. It is the fastest land animal. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Cheetah captive breeding out of control? Many are used for cub petting and later returned to breeding facility, sold …

Birds

Photo: Hotel Xixim, Flamingos, Celestún, México Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly Celebrations World Migratory Bird Day Species Ducks Penguins Kākāpō Webcams Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Amazon.com The Wonder of Birds Planeta.com Biodiversity Birding Conservation Wildlife …

Favorite Streams #ABCWildOz

One of our favorite collection of streams comes from Australia. Presenting ABC’s Wild Oz — http://www.abc.net.au/news/wildoz — live until Friday (Australia time). If this is a pilot project, we’re looking forward to whatever it grows into. Hashtag: #ABCWildOz YouTube Today: In a suburban backyard in Brisbane orphaned squirrel gliders are preparing for release. They’ll sleep …