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Last weekend, with the help of photos from an aerial support team, the on-site veterinarian determined that antibiotics might be able to help the baby whale. The team then got close enough to the pair to administer the drugs to the baby in the hope that they would prevent its wounds from becoming infected. Now we just have to hope it recovers even as the biologists say its prognosis is poor. They will continue to monitor the mother and calf from the air. This type of cooperation between experts from the government and private partners across the country is exactly what we will need to conserve species that are increasingly at risk because of the actions of humans.
We just love a tsunami with a happy ending! The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on St. Simons Island had been rehabilitating Tsunami, an endangered green sea turtle that was hit by a boat in 2017, for years with the hope of setting her free in the ocean. But her injuries were too severe to survive […]
By Will Gartshore, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s an old aphorism that still rings painfully true today. Long before Covid-19, the three deadliest pandemics in human history—the bubonic plague, Spanish influenza and HIV/AIDS—claimed more lives than all the […]
We know the permafrost in the Arctic is melting fast, but a new study finds that one of the reasons for its rapid decline may be that beavers are actually damming it up — literally. CNN reports that using satellite images scientists have observed that beavers are building dams way farther north than previously observed. […]
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