The Dallas Safari Club is making headlines for their decision to auction off a permit to shoot a rhino in Namibia. Their mentality: "kill a rhino to save the rhino" doesn't need much argument as to...
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Serious thinking about humans and the Earth. Some argue that humans might have encouraged diversity when their numbers were small, but no one believes that intercontinental travel beginning around 1500AD has increased diversity. Transoceanic travel began and is continuing to aid the global dispersal of invasive species.
Six biologists, including four from Simon Fraser University, cast doubt on the scientific soundness of management of British Columbia, Canada’s grizzly bear population in a new paper published onli...
"...out of an estimated population of 15,000 bears, more than 3,500 bears (including more than 1,200 females) were killed."
The Namib Desert is probably the oldest desert on Earth. Because of the quirks of plate tectonics and geology, it has been the same hot arid landscape since West Gondwanaland shifted to its presen...
"As the dinosaurs came and went, as the seas rose and fell and great ice sheets carved the world and then melted, welwitschia has sat in its inhospitable corner of the globe and quietly prospered (even as all of its close relatives died away)" Wayne Ferrebee.