Cocaine trafficking threatens critical bird habitats, new study shows

Cocaine trafficking threatens critical bird habitats, new study shows

In addition to its human consequences, cocaine trafficking harms the environment and threatens habitats important to dozens of species of migratory birds, according to a new study. Two-thirds of the areas that are most important to forest birds—including 67 species of migratory birds that breed in the U.S. and Canada and overwinter in Central America—are […]

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Elephants Are the First Non-Human Animals Now Known to Use Names, AI Research Shows

Elephants Are the First Non-Human Animals Now Known to Use Names, AI Research Shows

In a study as amazing as it is probably unsurprising, a team of biologists and researchers using machine learning tools discovered that elephants call each other by names. For an animal that is known to perform deeply social acts like grieving, raising children collectively, and communicating across miles of countryside using complex low-frequency vocalizations, the […]

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For the First Time in Decades, Rare Birds Nest on Restored Chilean Island

For the First Time in Decades, Rare Birds Nest on Restored Chilean Island

In Pajaros Uno Island, La Higuera, Chile the Island Conservation is celebrating a groundbreaking milestone. For the first time in decades, the rare Peruvian Diving-Petrels, locally known as “yuncos,” have returned to nest on the island. These seabirds, crucial to the ecosystem’s health, have made their comeback less than a year after social attraction efforts […]

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