Proposed Fencing in Nairobi National Park Draws Anger from Maasai

Proposed Fencing in Nairobi National Park Draws Anger from Maasai

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer The oldest national park in Kenya is “under immense pressure,” Dr. Patrick Omondi, the director of biodiversity, research, and planning at the Kenya Wildlife Service, told The Guardian. As Peter Muiruri reported, because of “dwindling wildlife and visitor numbers, and increasing industry and human settlements on all sides,” the […]

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Scientists Take “Anthropause” to Better Study Urban Animals

Scientists Take “Anthropause” to Better Study Urban Animals

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, animals have enjoyed the freedom of a quieter world by venturing further into cities and suburbs. While this “anthropause” has made for thrilling YouTube videos, scientists have taken the opportunity to study the effects of human activity across geographic regions, ecosystems, their effect on species. Researchers have been tracking animal movements […]

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LA’s mountain lions need our help, there’s no time to waste!

LA’s mountain lions need our help, there’s no time to waste!

While Los Angeles is known for its celebrities and massive freeways it’s also home to an abundance of wildlife–with one of the more well-known animal stars being the mountain lions that call the Santa Monica Mountains home. Sadly, these big cats are facing extinction and their numbers continue to dwindle as a result of traffic […]

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