Extinction Watch: North Atlantic Right Whales

The only known calving area for the North Atlantic right whale is the coastal waters of the southeastern U. S. They travel south every fall from the waters off the New England states and Canada. Researchers closely monitor the mother and calf pairs and so far this season have identified eleven new calves, including this … Continue reading Extinction Watch: North Atlantic Right Whales

Vultures, Pain Medications and Feral Dogs

White-rumped vulture, uncredited image via Save Vultures Veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), particularly diclofenac which is used to treat cattle in some countries, are largely responsible for the extreme decline in vulture populations in South Asia in recent decades. In India and Nepal, cows are not eaten by humans due to their status as sacred … Continue reading Vultures, Pain Medications and Feral Dogs