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The coywolves of Albemarle County: A new species that calls the area home

… freshly cut hay field in front of them, followed by a chorus of yips and more howling. Mike Hummell watches and listens. He zips up his jacket against the cold. “You want to hunt that?” he asks his hunting partner, Marshall Koontz. Hummell and Koontz are specialist hunters who respond to calls from concerned residents about predators preying on their flocks of sheep, herds of cows, etc. Working pro bono last week, they had received a call from a farmer concerned about a top-level predator …

A 21st-century government must care for our nature and our future

From TheConversation.com | October 1, 2015 Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st century government”. This article is part of The Conversation’s series focusing on what such a government should look like. What if we decided that a modern government should pledge to put our nature first and explicitly commit to preventing any more extinctions? Or, at least, give conservation an equal billing with our current totem, the economy? In fact, …

Seal pups recognise their mothers’ voices and differentiate in Antarctic colonies | Daily Mail Online

… closer range. The researchers, from the University of Paris-Sud, found that when mothers return to the colony, they and their pups initially use vocalisations to find each other among several hundred other seals. They then use their sense of smell to confirm. As recognising vocal calls is essential to their survival, the study investigated the components of the individual vocal signature detected by pups to identify their mothers. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: …

Oil and gas officials scramble after feds weigh new species protections | Fox News

… announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as part of 21 species the agency said are worth considering after looking over requests from the environmental group Center for Biological Diversity. “Although few people have heard of, let alone seen, a Cascade Caverns salamander or Rio Grande cooter, these unique species are an important part of the web of life and of what makes the Southwest unique,” …

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