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Big or small, cats find themselves in the line of fire | The National

… an antelope – that it has been called the Asian unicorn. All the types of tigers are endangered, with the WWF saying we have lost 97 per cent of wild tigers in just over a century. My introduction to a tiger was via the Disney animated film, The Jungle book, and as a child I thought all tigers spoke with a British accent like Shere Khan. That was until I met a tiger at a palace in Jeddah, who had the most mesmerising eyes and stinky breath. It was chained to a pillar, and it was so miserable …

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Are humans, along with vanishing top predators, ‘the walking dead’? : Ct

… published his 2008 book “Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators,” he was interviewed as part of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Conservation Action Series. Stolzenburg said, “Science has changed dramatically. There has been a groundswell of studies showing that top (natural) predators have disproportionate power.” That is a positive power cascading to create healthy intact life support systems. Human trophy …

All Animals Have Rights: A Researcher’s Perspective | WIRED

… mammals deserve the care and consideration we give humans. The advanced neurological architecture and cognitive function of these creatures proves their intellect, but I can see no reason for not extending equal rights to all animals. This ethic emphasizes an individual’s right to maintain its natural ecological and evolutionary niche. Aldo Leopold stated this eloquently in his 1948 book “A Sand County Almanac,” writing “a thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, …

India home to 48 species of bumblebees – The Hindu

By Shiv Sahay Singh | May 5, 2015 They are one of the most economically important insects. India is home to 48 of the 250 known species of bumblebees, the only pollinators of vegetation in high-altitude regions. This has been revealed in a recent publication Indian Bumblebees written by entomologist M.S. Saini and co-authors Rifat H. Raina and Harpeet Singh Ghator. The book was launched in Kolkata at the beginning of the centenary celebration of the Zoological Survey of India. Mostly …

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