Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

Our Roads Are Killing Wildlife. New Infrastructure Law Aims To Help.

"Just outside of Los Angeles, in one of the most human-modified parts of the planet, a rare coastal ecosystem is being pinched against the Pacific Coast. The mountain range is home to one of the highest concentrations of threatened and endangered species in the country."

Source: NPR, 02/11/2022

Preventing Next Pandemic Is Vastly Cheaper Than Reacting To It: Study

"A new study emphasizes the need to stop pandemics before they start, stepping beyond the quest for new vaccines and treatments for zoonotic diseases to also aggressively fund interventions that prevent them from happening in the first place."

Source: Mongabay, 02/09/2022

"Top Cat: Why The Puma Is A Leading Influencer In The Animal Kingdom"

"From the Canadian Rockies to Patagonia, pumas have the largest terrestrial range of any mammal in the Americas. Now, a new study has reported the web of life these elusive cats support, showing how they are connected to more than 485 other species, from eagles feeding on their carrion to elk impacted by their “fear effect”."

Source: Guardian, 02/07/2022


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