One “Creepy” Thing: Georgia’s Newest Pest — The Tegu Lizard

The New York Times reported over the weekend that Georgia has yet another problem besides continuing increases in COVID patients.  An invasive South American exotic lizard species has made its way to Georgia where it is now threatening native wildlife because, according to state Fish & Game officials, they can eat whatever they want (insert your own joke here). These pests were first found in the wild in South Florida in 2008 in the swamps of the Everglades, where they found plenty of good eats.  They are native to Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.

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We Need Animals to Survive—But First, We Need to Include Them

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By Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare It’s often said that dogs are man’s best friend. This common phrase may seem simple to most, but it holds a very important lesson: animals are important to human wellbeing. IFAW’s newest report, Animals are Key to Human Development: A Guidebook for Incorporating Conservation […]

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One Cool Thing: Wildlife Comes Out At National Parks

One Cool Thing: Wildlife Comes Out At National Parks

Park Rangers at National Parks that have been closed for many weeks have observed things they had never seen before.  For example, pronghorn antelope in the sun-scorched lowlands of Death Valley National Park, and at Yosemite, with traffic a distant memory, deer, bobcats, and black bears have made their way into Yosemite Valley and are […]

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One Cool Thing: Kenya’s Rangers Keep Watch 

One Cool Thing: Kenya’s Rangers Keep Watch 

Across Africa, rangers remain at work to protect wildlife and conserve protected areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes ‘Team Lioness’, eight women aged from 19 to 26 years working as Community Wildlife Rangers (CWR) in the Amboseli Ecosystem in Kenya. The first ever cadre of female rangers in the highly patriarchal Maasai community, they […]

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