Sport for bird protectors, "cemeteries are of true species conservatories"
What can Madagascar's mini creatures tell us about evolution?
Dr. Mark D. Scherz, an amphibian and reptile specialist, explains what causes these animals to miniaturize. Which miniaturized species have been discovered recently? Madagascar is famous for its small animals; the mouse lemurs, the smallest primates on earth, for instance, are widely known. There’s also growing awareness that Madagascar is home to a variety of other uniquely miniaturized animals, especially chameleons and frogs. In those groups, researchers have discovered large numbers of tiny species in recent years.
Lucile Bourgeais, Pedagogical League League League (LPO) Ile-de-France and Emmanuel du Chérimont, Regional Delegate of the LPO, highlight the unprecedented nature of the study conducted since last year by the Regional Biodiversity Agency of Ile-de-France (ARB) and to which their association participates, in 45 cemeteries of the region.
What is the interest of this study for you?
Lucile Bourgeais. "It's the protection of biodiversity. But to protect something, you have to know it. This is the purpose of this long-term study, which extends to birds. For years, LPO has been conducting actions to identify animal species in the green spaces of the region. We also have monthly nature outings in cemeteries. But this is the first time a program concerns both flora and wildlife, mammals as birds or chiroptera on such a scale. "
John Calipari sends warning to Kentucky critics after poor season
The Wildcats went a disastrous 9-16 in 2020-21, missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013. That is not good enough in Lexington, and Calipari knows it. We wonder if Calipari had anyone specific in mind when he issued his warning. We can certainly think of one person it might apply to.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.
" We already have a good knowledge of the state of certain cemeteries, especially the Parisian cemeteries, "says Emmanuel du Chérimont. Dr.
Do you know what to expect?
Emmanuel of the Cheerrimont. "Attention, we do not leave anything. We already have a good knowledge of the state of certain cemeteries, especially the Parisian cemeteries, that they are intramuros or in the suburbs, as in Ivry-sur-Seine, Thiais (Val-de-Marne), Bagneux (high -De-Seine) or Pantin (Seine-Saint-Denis) for example. The upcoming counts should confirm some very encouraging data. »
See also>e.d.c. "We have already had surprises. In Bagneux, a thirty breeding birds were spotted and the presence or passage of a lot of raptors: the most common, the cresereal hawk but also the Hobereau falcon or the hawk, which needs large territories to hunt. In Ivry, we have owls hulottes; In Thiais, foxes ... Similarly, more than 1,000 orchids distributed in eight species have been identified in that of Bagneux. In three or four years, we will know if the animal populations are growing, stable or declining. We can not quantify it precisely but we will have an idea of the state of the living in the cemeteries.
Federal government sued as monarch butterfly, spotted owl await protection decisions
The Biden administration is continuing to field lawsuits filed over Endangered Species Act decisions made by the Trump administration. Your browser does not support this video The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Thursday over its failure to provide protections under the Endangered Species Act for 10 species "it admitted needed them," according to the organization.
concretely what will be the next step? e.d.c. "The development of cemeteries to promote biodiversity. There is a lot of work to be done with the public. His gaze must change. A somewhat wild cemetery is not necessarily abandoned, for example. Similarly, the presence of bats is a sign of good health. Moreover, we must finish with the urban legend, which wants them to be in the hair: their detection system is so sensitive that it is impossible. »
During the confinement, observe these eight birds ... even in town! L.B. "The health situation, without a doubt. To conduct the study, we need volunteers. However, these operations are done at specific times, in April and end of June. A new very strict confinement would be a problem. Fewer observations, it's less data and therefore, the risk of distorting the results. »
L.B. "The health situation, without a doubt. To conduct the study, we need volunteers. However, these operations are done at specific times, in April and end of June. A new very strict confinement would be a problem. Fewer observations, it's less data and therefore, the risk of distorting the results. »
Brad Stevens says Indiana Hoosiers never offered him a contract .
Stevens is in his eighth season with the Celtics.Speaking on ABC Saturday ahead of the network’s telecast for the Boston Celtics-Golden State Warriors game, Adrian Wojnarowski shared some news on Stevens. Woj said that Indiana was prepared to offer Stevens a 10-year, $70 million contract. He never said that Stevens actually was offered such a contract, just that the Hoosiers were supposedly prepared to offer it.