WHAY DOES DAISY THINK

— “you cannot really mimic the behaviour of wild whales in a concrete pool.” not every researcher is in agreement. read article : cetacean scientists say aquarium decision ‘banning research’ crucial to endangered animals

THAT TIME IS NOW

— it was a remarkable accomplishment with a lot of luck associated with it. it made me feel extremely good to help restore a part of the natural world that had been taken away from southwest colorado.” read article :  animals on the edge

A CAGED MOTHER’S LOVE

— “i hope that this birth will help us highlight the plight of orangutans in the wild and that with the support of the public we can continue to work to ensure a better future for this precious species” read article : three-day old endangered bornean orangutan is cradled by watchful mother

THE KEY ROLE

— as it turns out, biodiversity protects against climate change and helps ensure a stable food supply. and those both have economic benefits that in some cases dwarf the value of developing land. read article : how the endangered species act helps save humans, too

A SPECIAL MIX

— the team have catalogued all the unused public land where they could potentially plant the flowers and grasses. the list includes not only the rarely frequented corners of parks, golf courses, and the local airport, but also sewage ditches, water retention basins, and roadway right-of-ways read article : a small city in iowa is devoting 1,000 acres of land to america’s vanishing bees

ASTROPHYSICISTS AND ECOLOGISTS TEAM UP

— astrophysicists have been using thermal cameras for many decades. crucially, it turns out the techniques we’ve developed to find and characterize the faintest objects in the universe are exactly those needed to find and identify objects in thermal images taken with drones read article : conservation drones and thermal finger prints help endangered species

AN AWAKENING?

— right now, every single remaining rusty patched bumblebee is nestled below ground waiting for the seasons to change. at this moment the entire species is composed of young females, a fresh generation of queens tasked with repopulating the earth as soon as it gets warm enough read article : trump’s attack on endangered species really stings

POLLINATORS THAT SUSTAINS US

— it is the latest in a flurry of last-minute efforts to protect the environment and preserve president obama’s legacy on climate change. in the last month, he has issued a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in large areas of the arctic and much of the eastern seaboard; announced two new national monuments in utah and nevada, protecting 1.65 million acres of federal land; and denied six permits for oil exploration in the atlantic, partly because the seismic testing harms marine animals. read article : a bumblebee gets new protection on obama’s way out

FINE DINING

—he put the beads in the seawater with the larvae under a microscope to watch the turbulence they produce around them as they swim. the beads, smaller than red blood cells, follow even small swirls of water and reflect light, so the lines of water flow are visible. what he saw entranced him. watch video: the beauty of a starfish larva at lunch

SEIZURE OF THE BIRDS

— wildlife crime control unit of bangladesh’s forest department has rescued about 300 birds of different rare and endangered species. last month the wildlife crime control unit rescued 1,451 birds of different rare and endangered species. read article : bangladesh rescues over 300 birds

THESE WOLVES ARE NOT REALLY OURS

— “it’s very bittersweet; there’s always a risk when wolves are released, but at the same time we keep reminding ourselves that that’s the whole purpose of the captive breeding program. it’s not to continue having them in captivity.” read article : wolf haven celebrates release of endangered animals