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Scientist uncovers dirty secrets about birds' sex lives

Wildlife News News Staff

Date: Sun. Jun. 13 2010 7:44 AM ET

Biologist Bridget Stutchbury was once introduced at a university lecture as someone who "probably knows more about sex than anyone in this room."

Her lectures to first-year biology classes, she writes in "The Bird Detective," often elicit giggles, elbowing and knowing looks.

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Good news as new body sets out to tackle the great wildlife extinction crisis

Conservation & Preservation

By Geoffry Lean   June 13th, 2010


It has not had nearly so much attention from governments as climate change, but the world wildlife crisis rivals global warming for importance and seriousness. Over the next 90 years, by some estimates, we will have driven half of the world’s wild species to extinction. That would be the greatest mass disappearance of life since the one 65 million years ago that brought about the death of the dinosaurs, from which life on earth took millions years to recover. And, unlike that and the previous four great extinctions in the planet’s history – which all had natural causes this one is being caused by just one species, ourselves, as we destroy the world’s wild places.

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DNR seeks help from public in finding who shot osprey

Wildlife News

June 12, 2010



A wildlife rehabilitator is offering a reward to anyone who helps catch those responsible for shooting and wounding an osprey that was found near its nest at Weyauwega High School Thursday.

The injured bird was unable to feed two chicks in the nest and they died.  The adult bird, which was found to have shotgun pellets in its body, may not survive.

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from the public in finding the culprits.    Tipsters may remain anonymous when they call the DNR hotline at (800) 847-9367.

Wardens suspect the osprey may have been shot some distance from the school and flew back to its young but did not have the strength to care for them.  The chicks were about a week and a half old.

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Jacques Cousteau "would be heartbroken" at our seas today

Conservation & Preservation


Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born a hundred years ago today. "Captain Cousteau," became synonomous with the ocean. "The sea is everything," he said. (Jacques-Yves Cousteau centennial: "The sea is everything"). French inventor, engineer, explorer, naturalist, poet, and ultimately prophet, Jacques Cousteau died in 1997, but, as his son Jean-Michel Cousteau writes in the tribute below, he remains a champion of the oceans.

By Jean-Michel Cousteau

My father, Captain Jacques Cousteau, would have been 100 years old today. He was a man of undeniable charisma, a man who always achieved his objectives, a man of such single-minded determination that he would not give up on a goal until he had achieved it. His lifelong vision was to help millions of people understand the fragility of life on what he called our "'water planet."

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Kirk's new enterprise saving B.C. salmon

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