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The History of Lions

Here’s a great post by the BBC about some genetic work that has just been done to shed light on the evolutionary history of lions. Apparently, it’s a bit tricky reconstructing lion history due to the fact that they don’t fossilize particularly well (generally not conducive conditions in lion habitat) and that humans create giant holes in the record by wiping out entire sub-population. 55 more words


Costa Rica And India, Friends In And Friends Of Democracy

I was rushing through an airport recently, in transit between one workplace and another, when the man in the picture above walked past me and our eyes connected; we both stopped.   563 more words


Chinese White Dolphin Found Dead

At around 11am on the 15th April 2014 the body of a white dolphin was found washed ashore at Anglers Beach in Sham Tseng.

The dolphin appeared to have been hit by a hard object on the head and back and so authorities believe he may have died because of injuries caused by a travelling boat or ferry. 42 more words


African Conservation on Pinterest by Alison Nicholls

As we all know, there are many, many, many social media sites. One of my favorites is Pinterest, because it is image based. I have a number of boards, including this one about African Conservation. 67 more words

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To Be or Not to Be: Hunted, Captive, Catcalled and/or HAPPY (courtesy of Pharrell...)

Since its premier in January 2013, the documentary Blackfish has sparked public outcry and even legislative measures against orcas (killer whales) in captivity.  Last Tuesday, April 8, the California Assembly was set to vote on the highly publicized  908 more words


Does Bird Friendly Coffee Matter? A Farmer’s Perspective

By Jefferson Shriver

“Bird Friendly®” coffee’s very name makes it obvious that there are clear benefits for the birds and bird habitat. At Gaia Estate—a medium-sized family farm in Nicaragua that my wife and I own—we grow… 1,100 more words

Bird Conservation