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Our Electronics May Be Messing Up Birds' Migratory Patterns

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May 9, 2014
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A team of German researchers found human-made radiation is throwing off some birds' natural navigation systems. Video provided by Newsy


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Fears for Future of Brazil's Wetland Sanctuary

Fears for Future of Brazil's Wetland Sanctuary

AFP (Feb. 3, 2012) — A wildlife paradise for migratory birds, reptiles and even the elusive jaguar, the Pantanal is often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system. But this biodiversity sanctuary -- which extends through millions of hectares of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay -- is threatened by intensive farming and deforestation, according to environmental group the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).
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Maasai Lease Ancestral Land to Elephants

Maasai Lease Ancestral Land to Elephants

Reuters (Aug. 7, 2013) — Maasai communities in Kenya's Amboseli region have joined the fight to save endangered elephants by leasing their ancestral lands to conservationists. The agreement is designed to protect migratory routes used by the the elephants for thousands of years, giving them breathing room in an era of unprecedented human encroachment.
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Oh Poop! Beach Town Seeks Relief From Birds

Oh Poop! Beach Town Seeks Relief From Birds

AP (Apr. 8, 2013) — Tourists flock to the jagged coastline in La Jolla, California. So do lots of birds and with those birds comes lots of poop. Rather than gasping in amazement at the beautiful views, people are holding their noses from the stench.
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Australian Parrot Species Close to Extinction

Australian Parrot Species Close to Extinction

AP (Feb. 15, 2012) — One of Australia's rarest birds is edging closer to extinction. The population in the wild of the orange-bellied parrot has plummeted to 21 birds, including just eight females, according to conservationists.
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