Other Animals

The Amazon rainforest fires have brought global attention to deforestation and the massive impact it has on the planet. Everyone is deeply affected by deforestation including the innocent animals who lose their habitat due to human actions. Orangutans are dangerously affected by deforestation for palm oil and the fires in the Amazon rainforest are affecting
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Common Mergansers. Photo: Lynn Cleveland/Audubon Photography Awards The four-year-old Colorado Water Plan—the Centennial State’s proactive response to drought, flood, unpredictable water supplies, climate change, and a booming population that is likely to rise from 5.7 million today to nearly 9 million Coloradans in the next 30 years—is now  guaranteed some of the annual $100 million
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It was another sunny spring day in Borneo’s Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary. Surrounded by tall canopy rainforest and thick fern understory, Chris Milensky and Jacob Saucier, researchers from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, were spending the morning identifying the day’s first batch of birds. The pair were halfway into a two-week stay to conduct a bird
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Australian Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia’s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into
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Vulturine Guineafowl, Kenya. Photo: Danita Delimont Creative/Alamy Existing harmoniously in a complex society isn’t easy, even for humans. Scientists have long thought that it takes a big brain and high intelligence. But in a study published on Monday, researchers found that the tiny-brained Vulturine Guineafowl go about their days in highly cohesive groups that coexist
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This September, as college students across the country were settling back into the rigors of academia, Audubon campus chapter members at Rust College and the University of Mississippi reunited where their bond began in the spring: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  The occasion? The 20th annual Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration Festival.
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Bear carcasseshave been a growing problem in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Officials and residents have found them strewn around, many missing gallbladders and genitals. Officials blame poachers searching for the Asiatic black bear for its valuable bile. Madhya Pradesh set up a task force to evaluate the problem. The Forest Department’s wildlife
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