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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 …

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

… endangered species. Some say it’s a matter of the survival of the fittest, but it is mainly humans killing other species just because we have the means to do so. The list ranges from the beautiful Amur leopard (fewer than 40 left) to Javan rhinos (about 60 left) to different types of lemur, elephants, gorillas, pandas, polar bears, wolves, foxes, sheep, whales, dolphins and turtles to all kinds of birds, fish, insects and plants. There is even an animal so rare – the saola, which resembles …

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

… play, possibly in this century. Oops. What will it be like without wolves, bears, cougars, lions, tigers, elephants and large natural predators as we allow them to be extinguished from the earth? Humans hyping themselves as the ultimate predator are at the pinnacle of risk of extinction. Will humans die off soon, leaving the rest of life to recover? Is there merit in the American Indian prediction that as the wolves go, so go humans? Somehow people have the idea that the ongoing mass extinction …

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

… respect these birds and dedicate my life to their conservation. Yet, to argue persuasively for their preservation I must know (and tell others) about them. If possible, I would ask their permission before thrusting my curiosity upon them. But, of course, this is impossible. As a biologist, I believe all living organisms have rights. As one who spends a good portion of every year in close company with smart and social animals, such as crows, ravens, and wolves, I am convinced that all birds and …

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