Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

"Feds Again Petitioned for Florida Panther Critical Habitat"

"As a species, the endangered Florida panther needs about 4,860 square miles in southern Florida to be protected as critical habitat to save the animal from extinction and recover the species, according to a new scientific petition submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by three nonprofit organizations."

Source: ENS, 09/22/2009

"Don't Hold That Thought"

"A file cabinet at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland holds some of the center’s six million bird-migration observation cards dating back to the late 1800s. The hand-written cards contain data about sightings of birds such as the ruby-throated hummingbird, often spotted in the 1930s when fruit trees bloomed in spring. Now being digitized, data from these cards will be stored on a U.S. Geological Survey database."

Source: Wildlife Professional, 09/18/2009

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