Beverly Kirk

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Will the Big Cats Survive the Free-Roaming Domestic Cats in the Sundarbans & Elsewhere?

I’m a wildlife ecologist and conservationist and I believe in promoting a “no-kill” nation with regard to feral and stray cats. However, let me share concerns with you put forth by many in the conservation community concerning feral cats.<p>I just returned from South Asia where I was working on rescue …

Autumn in Grand Teton National Park

It snowed on the night I arrived in Grand Teton.<p>The next morning, on the last day of September, the wall of mountains simply disappeared into whiteness, and as I hiked through the sagebrush, my face tingling with falling drops of ice, I sent this tweet:<p><i>big snowstorm overhead/ mountains melt into</i> …

Hippo vs. Elephant: Giants Face Off

<b>Back off, buddy! That’s no welcoming smile, but a hippopotamus leaving absolutely no doubt that an African elephant is an unwanted visitor to its home turf.</b><p>“There is an island on the middle of the Chobe River to which this elephant had crossed. The hippo was not happy about it and was apparently …

Can Long-Distance Migrating Shorebird Survive?

Rufa red knot faces depletion of its food sources and its Arctic breeding grounds.<p><b>Twice a year, the rufa red knot performs one of the planet's most amazing migrations. After wintering in the southern reaches of Argentina and Chile, the red knot will fly roughly 9,300 miles (15,000 kilometers)</b> …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #48

Cuckoos, woodstars, plumeleteers, skimmers, weavers, bee-eaters, grenadiers, laughingthrushes and ground rollers… The wild birds of the world will never cease to astound and amaze. Their natural habitat, however, is disappearing rapidly and most populations are under threat or, at least, in …

Remote Rain Forest Expedition Finds 60 New Species

Scientists exploring Suriname's rain forests, some of the most remote on Earth, discovered 60 new species and a pristine region in need of protection.

Elephant Crisis: An International March, As Warning and Call to Action

Changing Planet<p>By Daphne Sheldrick<p><b>Elephants have captured the imagination of individuals across the world. Majestic beings, they have enthralled even those who may never have enjoyed close contact with them.</b><p>It’s this empathy that has led thousands of people worldwide today to join the International …

Musical Mice Sing to Fend Off Rivals

Changing Planet<p><b>It’s not over until the mice of the Costa Rican cloud forest sing.</b><p>Over millions of years of evolution, animals have evolved countless ways of avoiding conflict. Cobras expand their hoods to look bigger. Skunks release a foul-smelling spray.<p>An Alston’s singing mouse belts out a tune. …

World's Biggest Hornet: Insect Behind Deadly Attacks

Experts unsure why aggressive insects are attacking people.<p><b>The world's biggest hornet is wreaking havoc in</b> <b>northwestern</b> <b>China, where 42 people have died after being swarmed and stung in Shaanxi Province, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.</b><p>Some 1,600 others have been injured since the …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #16

We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful effects. A great example of this is National Geographic’s “The Great Nature Project”. This …

Most Wild-Caught Grey Parrots Die Before Market

Researchers in the field estimate that 45-65% of wild-caught African grey parrots (<i>Psittacus erithacus erithacus</i>) die before arrival at markets and quarantine facilities in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Terese Hart, Director of the TL2 Project (www.bonoboincongo.com), …