Endangered Species Act Marks Fortieth Anniversary

Joe Roman discusses the landmark legislation with Heather Goldstone on WCAI.

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Wildebeest_FULL When thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion. Read more about wildebeest carcasses and whale falls in The Scientist

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Murray Carpenter reports on how the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base provides a refuge for tropical wildlife. After the detention center closes, Gitmo could be transformed from a military base into a peace park and research station. It would first be jointly managed by the U.S. and Cuba but would eventually revert to Cuba. Listen to the story on NPR.

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btdwdfCarcasses, from the Mara River in the Serengeti to the deep sea, can release key nutrients and provide habitats for hundreds of species. Read more in the Smithsonian.

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tunnel16Federal Highway Administration and private donors from Monkton and beyond helped fund a tunnel that could save thousands of frogs, salamanders, and other wildlife. Watch more here.

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gitmo10Murray Carpenter reports on efforts to study Cuban wildlife at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in the Washington Post.

Read more about the state of wildlife on the base here.

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1495042628083-KW_attack_3V2A4707The natural deaths of gray whales and other large whale species, as a result of predation or old age (as opposed to human-caused deaths such as fishing-gear entanglements or boat collisions), is beneficial for not just the killer whales that consume their flesh, but the entire ocean ecosystem.

Read more here.

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1-rebootgitmof“For the next generations, the name Guantanamo could be associated – not with its recent dark history – but with redemption, preservation, and repair of nature and international friendship.”

Read more here.

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Read about Chile’s resolution proposing that the International Whaling Commission consider whales as essential to maintaining healthy oceans and fighting climate change here.

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gettyimages-159236426At the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting, conservation groups will push for commissioners to criticize Japan for its continued “scientific whaling.” They have vowed to oppose strategies to sidestep the moratorium, including Japan’s small-type coastal whaling.

Chile will present a draft resolution focused on the ecosystem services provided by cetaceans, including the role of whale feces in regenerating fish stocks at the meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia. Read more about Chile’s resolution here

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Katie Silver explores how animal feces drive the world on BBC Earth.

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