WWF uses thermal infrared cameras to catch poachers

Poachers take advantage of cover of night to evade rangers.  WWF installed a thermal infrared camera that can sense poachers in darkness using their body heat. This is a game changer for rangers and allows them to track down poachers through darkness. According to Colby Loucks, lead of the WWF’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project, “Poachers …

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500 Elephants Relocated from Parks with Surplus of Elephants to Park Where They Were Almost

In an effort to reduce the risk of elephant extinction, African Parks, in collaboration with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), is moving 500 elephants from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve in southern Malawi to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in northern Malawi.  In 2016, 250 elephants will be moved from Liwonde, and …

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DiCaprio’s “The Ivory Game” Exposes the World of Illegal Ivory Trade

"Ivory game," a Netflix documentary from executive producer Leonardo Di Caprio and directors Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson exposes the underground world of ivory trafficking. The directors filmed the movie undercover for 16 months with a team of intelligence operatives, conservationists, and wildlife activists.  The team followed poachers and tracked the illegal trade from Africa …

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Sixth Mass Extinction:  The Holocene Extinction

The Holocene extinction is the extinction of species during the present Holocene epoch (since around 10,000 BC).  The extinction includes families of plants and animals including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and arthropods.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources has recorded 875 extinctions occurring since 1500 but the vast majority of extinctions are …

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Fifth Mass Extinction: Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event

The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event occurred 65 million years ago.  In this extinction 17% of families, 50% of all genera, and 75% of all species became extinct.  This extinction is believed to have been caused by an asteroid impact at the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan plateau.  Before this extinction, mammals were few and small, most …

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WWF v. WWF (World Wildlife Fund v. World Wrestling Federation)

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The acronym WWF was shared by both World Wide Fund for nature and World Wrestling Federation since 1979.   In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued the World Wrestling Federation and asked them to change the acronym they used.  On August 10, 2001, a U.K. court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed the acronym from WWF to WWE.  They didn’t lose their sense of humor and called movement called “Get the F out.”

https://svenvironment.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/52ea1-wwe2bget2bthe2bf2bout.pngThe World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed its Web address from WWF.com to WWE.com. 

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It also changed its stock ticker from WWF to WWE.  In 2002, the World Wide Fund for Nature petitioned the court for $360 million in damages, but was not successful.  However, WWE was mandated to issue newly branded merchandise…

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Fourth Mass Extinction: Triassic-Jurassic Extinction Event 

The Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction event occurred 205 million years ago.  During this extinction, 23% of all families, 48% of all genera went extinct and about half of the species of Earth were wiped out.  This event happened around the time period that the supercontinent Pangea began to break into continents.  Scientists believe that this extinction …

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