A forest in Sumatra disappears for farms and roads. So do its elephants

A forest in Sumatra disappears for farms and roads. So do its elephants

Jumar is no stranger to the presence of elephants. Having lived and farmed in the village of Pematang Pudu village in Bengkalis district, in Indonesia’s Riau province, for more than 20 years, he’s seen elephants wandering through his village and fields of sweet potato. And he has never become upset with the animals. He says […]

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Philadelphia Sees Largest Mass Collision Event in the City in 70 Years

Philadelphia Sees Largest Mass Bird Collision Event in the City in 70 Years

In a single day, more than 1,000 migrating birds collided with buildings within a small area in downtown Philadelphia, killing a particularly large number of Parula, Magnolia, Black-and-white, and Black-throated Blue Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, and Ovenbirds as well as smaller numbers of many other species. Birds collide with many types of buildings on a regular […]

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Israel sets an example in the protection of migrating birds

HULA VALLEY, Israel — It’s chilly and still dim at 6 a.m. when Haggai Hochman, a Galilean farmer, slides into his tractor and sets out on his dusty course. Behind him, in a repurposed fertilizer spreader, he drags four tons of dried corn kernels. It’s “for the birds,” he says. As Hochman turns off the […]

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Birds’ migration secrets to be revealed by space tracker

Small birds, butterflies, bees and fruitbats will be fitted with tiny radio transmitters and tracked throughout their lifetimes from space when a dedicated wildlife radio receiver is fitted to the International Space Station next year. The ability to follow the movements of very small organisms hour by hour from space will revolutionise our understanding of […]

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