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The Last Three Addaxes in the Wild Have a Strong Potential to Survive Climate Change. But First, They Must Overcome Extinction.


“They (addax) managed to survive in very remote areas where there’s nothing.” ~Thomas Rabeil, Sahara Conservation Fund There are three confirmed addaxes left in the wild, seen in a 2016 aerial survey by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Other sightings were reported but uncertain, in Western Chad, the Mali-Mauritania border, southern Algeria, and Libya. In sum, there may be 50 – 100 addaxes in isolated pockets in the desert. Other sources say there may be 500 in the wild. But we can only […]

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Fl. python problem gets another potential solution—dogs

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Florida’s snake-y situation is getting some canine relief. ABC News reports that the Sunshine State—which is currently being plagued by an invasive species of Burmese pythons—has unleashed python-sniffing dogs to help combat the problem. Read more: Another option for controlling Florida’s python invasion: Put them on your dinner plates The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) trained the python-sniffing pooches—a black Labrador named Truman and a point setter named Eleanor—for over a month before putting them to work. Although the two typically sniff out less-intimidating creatures […]

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