Brookesia desperata, photographed by Frank Glaw
Vivek Sharma, who works as a freelance photographer, documentary maker, and snake expert, has shared four different snakes (including two venomous species) from Central India and Maharashtra with everyone and your jaw is going to hit the floor when you see the photos!
Bob Ferguson president of the north east chapter of the North American Field Herpers Association NAFHA joins us this episode to flip some rocks and talk a little field herping.
An understanding of anthropogenic factors influencing wildlife invasions is crucial to development of comprehensive prevention and management strategies. However, little attention has been paid to the role religious practice plays in biological invasions. The tradition of wildlife release is prevalent in many areas around the world where Asian religions are influential and is hypothesized to promote species invasions, although quantitative evidence is lacking.
New research suggests that allowing more Pacific salmon to spawn in coastal streams will not only benefit the natural environment, including grizzly bears, but could also lead to more salmon in the ocean and thus larger salmon harvests in the long term—a win-win for ecosystems and humans. In a new article and accompanying synopsis published April 10 in the online, open-access journalPLoS Biology, Taal Levi and co-authors from UC Santa Cruz and Canada investigate how increasing “escapement”—the number of salmon [...]