Elephants Missing in Chad, Presumed Poached

Critter News

Civil unrest in has made conservation exceedingly difficult in Chad. Tags: ivory chad africa poaching elephants This situation sounds a lot like the the mountain gorillas, the Congo and Virunga National Park. Elephants in Zakouma National Park, the last stronghold for the savannah elephants of Central Africa's Sahel region, have crashed to just 1,000 animals from an estimated 3,000 in 2006.

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Defending Laboratory Rats

Critter News

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. Nice article about people who are committed to defending "lab rats" used for medical research. I've worked with rats and I find them charming and intelligent creatures. So I think it's sad to read this.

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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.

Mad over Maltese

4 The Love Of Animals

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! Mad over Maltese. . These tiny fluff balls will make you laugh out loud and drive you crazy. Best friend and protective- pampering parent, you will have to switch roles and shift gears with these sprightly creatures before blinking an eyelid. “The tiniest dog Nature has ever produced –.

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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 DavisThe site recently posted a section called “How Dog Fighting Works” in response to the Michael Vick court case. How Dog Fighting Works” is a look into the illegal sport of dog fighting and gives readers information on the issues and its effects.

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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. It was July of 2012. I arrived at Lassen Volcanic National Park around 7:00 a.m. It was a cool 48 degrees. I had taken the short drive to the park to search for a family of American Dippers sighted near the visitor center by a fellow birder a few days before. What I found was more than I could possibly hope for.

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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. Birders derive “value” from birding. But does the value of a particular trip come from the number of birds seen, viewing a particular species, seeing an endangered species, catching a glimpse of a rarity, adding a lifer, or something else? How much do birders value a birding experience?

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