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Wildlife

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: May 15, 2013
ECOLOGY Saviour pest European green crab is one of most hated invasive species. But it has helped save critically damaged Cape Cod marshes in the US by driving down the population of purple marsh crab, a native species that has multiplied out of control.

Gorilla tactics

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
A zoo in Southwest UK celebrated its 90th birthday by getting a nine-year-old gorilla to paint sculptures. The art piece in question was that of a gorilla. Authorities at Paignton Zoo believe their endeavour will highlight the plight of large apes in the wild. The painter, N’Dowe, is scheduled to apply his “master strokes” on several other replica of his species in coming months.

Trunk call

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
A new e-magazine and iPad app, Unveiling the Ivory Trade, released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, uses digital storytelling as a campaign tool to highlight the escalating illegal ivory trade. Unveiling the Ivory Trade brings together video, audio, illustrative graphics, visually inspiring photography and interesting text to create a dynamic digital storytelling experience.

Curse of the horn

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013

Taken to tusk

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2013
Google came under fire at the recently concluded international wildlife meet in Bangkok. Conservation groups accused the Internet giant of helping fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand in Asia that is killing African elephants at record levels.

A violent forest

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2013
After three hours of slow but steady cruise through meandering river channels, the research boat finally reached its first halt for the day. By the time I disembarked, the tide had receded, laying bare the mudflat. I ploughed through the knee-deep muck for about 15 metres before I could reach the relatively hard ground.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2013
ECOLOGY Heat is on

Letters - March 31, 2013

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2013
Bigger is better

Guided tour of birdlife

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2013
AT the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, scientists, conservationists, engineers, educators and students all work together for a common purpose: to understand birds and other wildlife, to involve the public in scientific discovery, and to use this knowledge to protect biodiversity. This website showcases the work of this project.

On a wing and a prayer

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2013
In 1993, when South African photojournalist Kevin Carter clicked a vulture stalking a dying child in Sudan many expressed outrage. After all in most parts of the world, vultures are reviled. Carter was censured for having done nothing to help the dying child. In spite of the outrage, the photographer went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for the picture in 1994.
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