(OWLS, ENVIRONMENT ) As owls deliver messages in the wizarding world, they also bring us mere muggles messages pertaining to our own ecosystem. The study of snowy owls, or Hedwig-type owls, in the Arctic can enlighten us on the nature of the Arctic ecosystem. Due to the plethora of research on snowy owls, their changes in behavior and living patterns can cue us in on environmental changes. Thus, our wise, nocturnal friends carry an important message to deliver. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL WELFARE) – It's good news for birds of prey in the United Kingdom today as predator Dean Barr, who was found with an extraordinary amount of the bird poison carbofuran, will pay heavily for his crimes. Animal lovers everywhere will be pleased to see that the UK hasn't taken Barr's offense against nature lightly. — Global Animal
(WILDLIFE/STREAMING VIDEO) It's wild! Millions swooped in to this bald eagle nest to watch the egg hatching. Now, the live video feed of the Eagle Cam in Decorah, Iowa is a fascinating bird's eye view into family life in an eagle's nest. We love how sharp the video quality is, as though we're fellow wild beings experiencing the world from a treetop.
TASMANIA — With only 30 to 50 orange-bellied parrots left in the world, scientists have reached the point where they must step in to save the bird from extinction. Learn what steps are being taken to prevent this beautiful species from disappearing forever.
AUSTRALIA — The floods may be wreaking havoc for land dwellers, but many water birds are only benefiting from the rain. Even in the midst of tragedy and disaster, not all the news is bad. Find out why the birds that were in decline have having a baby boom now.
ARKANSAS – The reporting on this event has been almost as weird as the events themselves. Everything from an article by CNN yesterday saying that mass deaths were 'normal' to interviews with fringe conspiracy theorists giving air to a wide range of hooey. Read the heartbreaking facts and then some of the more bizarre theories here. Our bottom line? The planet, and the animals that we share it with, are stressed – Global Animal
MOSCOW, Nov. 24, 2010 – A smuggler has been detained after eight gyrfalcons were found in her luggage. As many smuggled animals don't survive the trip, we're thankful these magnificent predators will be returned to the wild and hope this smuggler is punished to the full extent of the law.
RUSSIA - November, 21, 2010, A flock of lost pelicans accidentally migrated north to Siberia rather than south to Africa. Locals captured some of the exhausted birds and are caring for them until it is safe for the birds to fly south. Read to find out what made the pelicans think north was south.