On Scheduling Epiphanies. and Coral Snakes

Animal Person

Some people cut back on animal products, some eliminate one at a time, some ditch it all upon watching Earthlings (and I'd love to know if they watched it in one sitting, but no one has volunteered that information) or reading Eating Animals. But we can be there, consistently, with an answer, an explanation, a resource, or a meal. Oh, and here's a bit of information I needed this morning. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics

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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

Bush’s UN Ambassador, John Bolton, a former Covington lawyer, had fiercely opposed Latin American leaders who fought for their peoples’ rights to larger shares of the profits derived from their resources; after leaving the government in 2006, Bolton became involved with the Project for the New American Century, the Council for National Policy, and a number of other programs that promote corporate hegemony in Honduras and elsewhere. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Economics Ethics

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National Audubon Society Birds of North America: A Guide Review

10,000 Birds

In some cases, for example Jabiru, the information is tucked away at the end and can’t even be discerned from the range map. It’s excess information that I think will only confuse beginning birders. These are all informative and current.

Bird Talk: An Exploration of Avian Communication–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

I wish there was more discussion of research techniques and resources. It would love to read more about the ethical considerations that go into using playback for research purposes and how federal rules against playback affect research design.

40 Ways to Help Lab Animals

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9.Read The better informed you are, the greater the impact you can make, so read everything you can. A well-referenced book is probably your best source of reliable information. With it comes more information to access (see Action 12), more places to express your opinions, and more people to brainstorm with via e-mail or chat lines. It is not only a good place to locate people and information; it is also a major source of misinformation.

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Mastering Bird Photography: A Book Review by an Amateur Bird Photographer

10,000 Birds

Also, settings information is fully integrated into the later chapters. Photography & Ethics & Me. Read doesn’t just say ‘do this’ and ‘don’t do that,’ she describes both sides of ethical controversies (such as use of flash) and why it’s better to err on the side of caution. There is a lot of information in Mastering Bird Photography , and a lot of different types of information.

2019 65

Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest: A Photographic Journey through the American Bald Eagle Nesting Season

10,000 Birds

The text is simple, and with the provision of a glossary at the back (along with a useful code of eagle-watching ethics and a list of resources) this book is suitable for students as young as the middle grades but won’t offer much new information to more experienced birders. The Bald Eagle is not just an American symbol, it is also a quintessentially American story.

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

10,000 Birds

But the tenets of the North American Model were developed in the 19th century, when wildlife ethics and science were a mere glimmer of what we understand today. A new willingness among scientists to consider certain moral and ethical implications with respect to wild animals, where previously utilitarian ideas prevailed, including ideas of intrinsic value. Effective conservation of wildlife relies upon a well-informed and involved public.

2014 78

How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review

10,000 Birds

And there are books like Ted Floyd’s recently published How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding , which approach birding with a mix of facts and personal experience, offering essays which convey the joy and wonder of the birding experience as well as information about bird behavior, migration, conservation, and best birding practices. “Get a field guide!” ” That’s what novice birders are told, over and over.

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Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Hashimoto also presents her personal art philosophy, summed up with these words, “I want to make art about birds that is accurate about the ecosystem and true to the bird’s anatomy, characteristic gestures, and plumage colors… I want my art to be in the service of the living, existing bird… I also make art for the sake of connection and to inspire an ethic of stewardship” (pp. I first encountered Molly Hashimoto’s bird art in California.

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4 Lions are dead: Sad and all, but does it actually matter?

10,000 Birds

I’m not gong to go into the ethics and reasons behind why a zoo might want to, well, manage its stock. We live in a world of information over-saturation. The internet is great at collecting information, but it is at best so-so at working out what’s actually important. (It’s That doesn’t translate into action if the money and resources aren’t there to act on such ideas.

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ABA Field Guides to Birds of Colorado and Florida

10,000 Birds

Here are the basic contents for each state guide: a flexibound cover, the ABA Mission Statement and Code of Ethics (I like that this is the first thing you see when you start perusing the books), Foreward by Jeffrey A. There is a lot of attention given to where and when the bird can be found within the state, specific locations sometimes given, supplementing the birding hotspot information offered in the Introduction.

A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!–Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

10,000 Birds

Her children’s books–which include the charming Mama Build a Little Nest , other picture books, and chapter books–evince an easy familiarity with birds, their science and birding ethics. It’s an excellent resource for family and child-learning adventures.

2020 87

Still the Same Hawk: A Review of a Book about Nature and New York by a Native New Yorker

10,000 Birds

There are thoughts about the possible futures of New York City, based on how we reclaim our waters and where we invest our resources, and there are descriptions of how to teach urban college students to value their natural, usually unseen surroundings, and there are essays expounding the “duality” of living in a world of cement and steel where plants and hawks and rats and butterflies insist on making their presence known.

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Ghana – Rainforest Birding on the Brink by Adam Riley

10,000 Birds

Very little information was available at the time, so we hired a car and off we went, following the few tips we had managed to gather but mostly our noses. This certainly raises a question of ethics for any birder contemplating a visit; should you hurry to Ghana’s forests and witness the last of this diversity as it is being destroyed or is it better to simply stay away? The timber industry-led assault on this resource is building towards ecological catastrophe.

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