Tag Archives: Environment

Invasion of the Habitat Snatchers

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Non-native or invasive species are finding their way into ecosystems all around the world.  Regardless if they are being purposefully introduced by biologists to predate on a more destructive non-native or to enhance a biological area, or if they are being released by irresponsible pet owners, non-natives threaten native species.  More importantly, invasive species not only pose a risk to… Read more »

Sharing Space With Wildlife

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One of the first things we are taught as children is to be mindful of traffic.  We know all too well the consequences of running across a busy street; doing so with blatant disregard would be considered suicide.  Therefore, it is well established that roadways are the automobiles area, and we respect that.  So why don’t we give the same… Read more »

A New Year For Conservation

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Like years past, 2011 has been full of both triumph and loss.  Precious habitat was saved.  Conservationists continued to educate and inspire others to help preserve our natural world.  In addition, new plant and animal species were discovered; however, a few were also considered to now be extinct.  With all of our great accomplishments over the last 365 days, I… Read more »

Peace and Place For All

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When I first began working in the field of wildlife conservation I was very naïve.  It was so easy to come up with solutions to habitat loss and species survival when humans were not factored into the equation.  It was so very simple to point an accusatory finger.  Part of the learning curve in this line of work is to… Read more »

Extinction: The Final Countdown

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The word extinction has shown up several times in the news lately regarding the population status of some wildlife species.  All too often we can identify species that have been deemed extinct, but we are not given an explanation of how this came to be.  Historically, or I should say prehistorically, we know that a meteor striking the earth and… Read more »

Crikey! It’s Steve Irwin Day!

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This Tuesday, 15 November, is the annually celebration of the life of Steve Irwin.  Like him or not, you cannot deny that this man brought the plight of wildlife conservation into more than 150 million living rooms around the world.  Carrying on that tradition, the aptly named Steve Irwin Day continues Steve’s mission to fight for wildlife conservation and habitat… Read more »

7 Billion and Counting

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Last month the world population reached 7 billion.  In only 12 short years, since ~October 1999, the human population has increased by 1 billion.  Let us take a few moments to think about the fact that we now share this planet with 6,999,999,999 other people… and counting.  If our global growth rate continues, it is anticipated that by 2050, you… Read more »