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One of the many ways that Donald Trump is by no means worse than the average Republican politician is on wildlife issues, especially around endangered species. Republicans have wanted to drive species into extinction for nearly a half-century now if that’s what business wants. The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water […]

Rattlers

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On July 10, 2020

For all the hiking I’ve done, I’ve ever only seen a rattlesnake once and that was when I was driving across Wyoming and one was doing its crazy sidewinder slither across the road. I did ho

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The Animals Return

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On June 5, 2020
It’s amazing how quickly the ecosystem rights itself if people just stay out of the way. COVID-19 has demonstrated this repeatedly. From Thailand: Since the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in March, Khao Yai, Thailand’s oldest national park, has been closed to human visitors for the first time since it opened in 1962. Without the jeeps and […]

#FloridaMonkeys

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On November 13, 2018

I guess there’s no reason for Florida’s escaped monkeys to be any less disease ridden than Florida’s people: In the heart of central Florida lies Silver Spring State Park—a large p

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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On February 17, 2018
In 1997, I was traveling in Sumatra and I ended up at this camp where they did orangutan rehabilitation for released into the wild. You could watch the morning feeding, where they left a bunch of fruit out and orangutans came from all over the place to eat it. It was wild and awesome. A […]
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