Holsworthy side tracked..Strange Animals 29-05-2019



Rapidly Declining Songbird Won’t See Federal Protections Anytime Soon

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www.audubon.org – Membership benefits include one year of Audubon magazine and the latest on birds and their habitats. Your support helps secure a future for birds at risk. Greg Shriver and Chris Elphick have spent th…SCIENCE

Why aren’t countries meeting their targets to tackle the loss of nature?

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www.birdlife.org – Earlier this month, a shocking report showing that one million species are at risk of extinction made headlines. Released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversi…SCIENCE

Andrew Crawford: Colombia’s frogs face “massacre” with illegal trafficking | The City Paper Bogotá

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thecitypaperbogota.com – AC: I am not an extreme adventure guy by any means. I want to do what’s safe. If someone said to me then, “don’t go there,” I didn’t. I wasn’t keen on pushing the envelope. I did manage to go to Quib…SCIENCE

tRNAviz: explore and visualize tRNA sequence features

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academic.oup.com – Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) are ubiquitous across the tree of life. Although tRNA structure is highly conserved, there is still significant variation in sequence features between clades, isotypes and even …SCIENCE

What an Extinct Bird Re-Evolving Says About “Species” – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

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nautil.us – You may have heard the news of what sounds like a resurrection story on the small island of Aldabra, off the coast of Madagascar. Around 136,000 years ago, the island was submerged in water and a lay…ENVIRONMENT

Survival of the fattest: why the country birds are coming to town


www.theguardian.com – As a child, I remember my nan throwing out a few crusts of stale bread for the birds. Not surprisingly, this attracted few birds apart from the odd sparrow or starling. Later on, we discovered packet…ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Documentary on world’s rarest ape generates film festival buzz

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news.mongabay.com – JAKARTA — Inspired by an article on Mongabay, a documentary film on the world’s rarest and most threatened great ape species is now racking up awards on the international film festival circuit. Now O…ENVIRONMENT

NGO reveals endangered otters being smuggled to Japan for pet breeding, ‘animal cafes’ – The Mainichi

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mainichi.jp – TOKYO — The Japan branch of a wildlife protection nongovernmental organization (NGO) has revealed that in a two-year period beginning 2016, at least 39 smuggled otters, the majority of which were on…ENVIRONMENT

‘Decades of denial’: major report finds New Zealand’s environment is in serious trouble

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www.theguardian.com – A report on the state of New Zealand’s environment has painted a bleak picture of catastrophic biodiversity loss, polluted waterways and the destructive rise of the dairy industry and urban sprawl. E…SCIENCE

Fund Endangered Species Act, it’s saved 99 percent of wildlife on the brink

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thehill.com – The Endangered Species Act is widely recognized as one of the country’s most effective conservation laws. But despite saving thousands of plants and animals from extinction, Congress has consistently…SCIENCE

7 Facts About Sea Stars That Are Out of This World – Ocean Conservancy

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oceanconservancy.org – Sea stars are possibly one of the most recognizable and iconic of all marine wildlife species, and a coastal classic when it comes to shoreline visits. Yet, there’s so much more than meets the eye wh…SCIENCE

Brexit and the Customs Union: The Practical Impact on Museums

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natsca.blog – Written by Clare Brown, Curator of Natural Science, Leeds Museums and Galleries. Who knows where you are and when you are reading this and so this blog comes with a few provisos: With the UK in the E…SCIENCE

Australia Has Several New Dragon Lizard Species—And One May Already Be Extinct

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www.smithsonianmag.com – At just three inches long and weighing about as much as a quarter, Australia’s grassland earless dragon is not quite as fierce as a fictional fire-breathing dragon, but the little critter is still pr…SCIENCE

This is how Britain saved some of its most precious wildlife from the threat of extinction

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www.weforum.org – Many of Britain’s wild carnivore species have returned in numbers from the brink of extinction, despite humanity encroaching on their natural habitat. In the face of historic declines, most of the co…SCIENCE

Humans are causing 1 million species to go extinct. Here are 3 ways we can still save them.

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www.edf.org – Human activity puts 1 million species of plants and animals at risk of extinction, a startling report from the United Nations showed recently. It’s a sobering warning — but if we rethink conservation…SCIENCE

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

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www.theguardian.com – Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough …SCIENCE

Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048

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www.cbsnews.com – That’s when the world’s oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists. The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss,…SCIENCE

This little earless dragon is found only in Canberra, and yes it’s in trouble

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www.canberratimes.com.au – If there was ever an animal that symbolised the city Australia’s politicians call home, it would be an earless reptile. Scientists have found the endangered grassland earless dragon in Canberra is on…


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