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Elephants Missing in Chad, Presumed Poached

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Civil unrest in has made conservation exceedingly difficult in Chad. Tags: ivory chad africa poaching elephants. Several park guards have been shot and killed in recent years.

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Cuckoos Tracked from England to Africa

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The birds have dispersed rather widely: Four of the birds have already crossed the Sahara; two are in southern Chad, one is in northern Nigeria and the fourth one is in Burkina Faso. Tiny satellite tracking tags allowed scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology to track five cuckoos on their 5,000 km migration to Africa.

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Defending Laboratory Rats

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You see people shut down if you talk about how a rat can suffer," says Chad Sandusky, director of toxicology and research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group that fights for animal rights and advocates vegetarianism. I've worked with rats and I find them charming and intelligent creatures.

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Black-backed Woodpeckers and Forest Fires in California and the West

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Justin Augustine and Chad Hanson, Ph.D. Point Reyes Station, California. 4 Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project (2014). Nourished by Wildfire: The Ecological Benefits of the Rim Fire and the Threat of Salvage Logging. Conservation black-backed woodpecker California forest habitat'

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Mad over Maltese

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So every time I take my Chad for a walk, (Chad is my tiny rockstar, my Maltese by the way) I get dozens of ‘awwws’ and ‘oohs’ and “Oh my God! This popular dog has been a muse for many great artists. He is so cute!”

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eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

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We have a paper under review where we collaborate with Chad Wilsey from Audubon, using Audubon’s forecasts of how climate change is likely to affect bird ranges. Q: Do you have any future research plans using eBird data?

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hello, My name is Chad and I am working with the easy-to-understand explanations web site HowStuffWorks.com. Thanks, Chad Davis The site recently posted a section called “How Dog Fighting Works” in response to the Michael Vick court case. You can find the article here.