Joe O’Connor and 4 other SolarCity engineers have installed 3 solar powered micro grids at ranger stations in Verunga National Park so rangers can better protect the animals and flora inside the park from poachers.
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 5 Pickle and Kelsi navigated her Tuesday morning classes … [Read full article]
CLICK HERE to return to Pickle Panda Finds Love in the Time of Robot Bees‘ table of contents. Part 1, Chapter 3 As soon as Meghan started shouting about the … [Read full article]
[UPDATED: Jan. 14, 2015; see UPDATE NOTE below] On Monday morning, December 2, an animal rights group called the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) filed a lawsuit in the Supreme court … [Read full article]
With over 50, 000 photos (and counting) capturing over 100 mammal species from seven protected areas across Africa, Asia and the Americas…a global ‘hidden camera” research project is giving conservation biologists a rare glimpse into the ordinary lives of many endangered or threatened mammal species.The camera study, conducted by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM), is helping to confirm what smaller, isolated studies have indicated: that habitat destruction is jeopardizing the biological integrity and diversity of many of the world’s mammals.
Here are some top animal stories of the week (other than what we’ve covered already). Feel free to drop more stories or videos in the comments below if you have them.
A form of human metapneumovirus (HMPV) has been identified as the likely cause of death in two mountain gorillas, an infant and adult female, following an outbreak of respiratory disease that hit Rwanda in 2009. The source of the virus is unknown and an unknown number of other gorillas may be carrying the virus. Due to the genetic compatibility of humans and gorillas, wildlife biologists have long feared and predicted the spread of human diseases into this critically endangered population. Now, it appears, their worst fears may have come true.
The following is a guest post from the WWF. Law enforcement officers in Gabon have arrested five men accused of possessing illegal animal products, including those of endangered species. The … [Read full article]