AWI Quarterly » 2008 Summer

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Summer 2008 Volume 57 Number 3
Articles from the Summer 2008 AWI Quarterly about Endangered Species. Bittern Nests Show Promise. Another Yangtze Species Approaches Extinction. Caribbean Monk Seal Extinct due to Human Impacts. Good and Bad News for Rhinos. Australia's Tasmanian Devil to be Listed as Endangered. Wild Parrot Trade Banned in Mexico.
What has not been discussed much is that biofuels may also spell disaster for millions of animals.
In all cases, the quantity and the quality of oocytes is critical for the collection of reliable data. Any protocol that can enhance the quality and quantity of oocytes would therefore reduce the total number of animals needed.
Prostheses have been used on humans with missing or impaired limbs since the earliest civilizations, and now humans are helping non-human animals use artificial aids to supplement their own impaired anatomies..
Classified as "big game" and "furbearers" in much of Alaska, wolves can be trapped, snared, and chased with snow machines and airplanes, then shot at point blank range. "Wolves are being killed in Alaska in greater numbers, over larger areas, with more deception and more direct involvement of [Alaska Department of Fish and Game] biologists," says Gordon Haber, an independent wildlife biologist who has been studying wolves in Alaska for 42 years and is a longtime critic of the state's wolf management policies.
At its recent meeting in Geneva, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) unfortunately voted to designate China as an ivory trading partner and gave final approval for the sale of nearly 240,000 pounds of ivory
As children, we were taught about the concept of the food web, which provides a map of "who eats who" in the animal kingdom. And we were taught about symbiotic relationships between different species, in which one or both members of the pair benefit from the alliance.
AWI Quarterly - Book Review - Why Dissection?
AWI Reviews Films in the Summer 2008 Quarterly.
The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Santiago, Chile concluded on June 27 with confusion and uncertainty over the future of the 60-year-old body and, more importantly, the fate of the world's whales. Key to this uncertainly was the actions of the United States, which holds the current chairmanship of the IWC.
As the Yankton Sioux and their South Dakota neighbors oppose construction of a large-scale hog facility, they find a common voice. In their words, "Get the Oink out of here!"
Animals on the Farm - in Brief. AWI Quarterly Summer 2008 articles.