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
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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
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
Updates about conservation efforts of African elephants:
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