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

… that has recently arrived in Virginia—the coywolf. Also called the eastern coyote, the coywolf is a hybrid of western coyotes and eastern timber wolves, and it may represent an entirely new species. For most of human history, wolves have been feared and hated. They ate livestock and occasionally attacked humans. Virginia’s first government bounty on wolves was enacted at Jamestown in 1632. As settlers moved west, the slaughter accompanied them across the continent and bounties continued to …

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, …

UWA to restock wildlife reserves with black rhinoceros

… sector is recognized in the National Development Plan and Vision 2040 as one of the fastest growing service sector and a major foreign exchange earner, there has been limited strategic planning and investment and inadequate mainstreaming of tourism in all government activities to boost the sector. The three day conference was attended by dignitaries from Rhino Fund Uganda, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), Makerere University, NEMA, Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) and African Wildlife …

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

… arrow by American dentist Dr Walter Palmer, and suffered for 40 hours before being finished off, beheaded and skinned. In Australia, the government has announced a “war on cats”. Up to two million feral cats will be culled by 2020 because they are a threat to small mammals and birds. The authorities said the “humane and effective” culls would “involve baiting, shooting or poisoning feral cats”. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Big or small, …

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