Friday, October 11, 2019

Loose Feathers #718

Sanderling / Photo by Peter Pearsall/USFWS
Birds and birding news
Science and nature blogging
Biodiversity and conservation
  • A new species of tarsier was reported from Sulawesi, a biodiversity hotspot in Indonesia.
  • Kangaroos are a major cause of overgrazing in Australia's preserves
  • Stick and leaf insects probably evolved their camouflage to hide from birds and mammals.
  • Florida's Python Action Team recently removed its 900th invasive python, which is in addition to the 2,567 pythons captured by another agency. However, the python population in Florida is probably still in the tens of thousands.
  • Three of the nineteen wolves translocated to Isle Royale have died, and one crossed the ice back to the mainland.
Climate change and environmental politics