conservation http://blog.wlrn.org en Beloved Brazilian Monkey Clings To A Shrinking Forest http://blog.wlrn.org/post/beloved-brazilian-monkey-clings-shrinking-forest The tiny, copper-hued golden lion tamarin is so beloved in Brazil that its image graces the country's 20-real bank note. But this lion-maned monkey is in peril.<p>There's only one place on earth where the golden lion tamarin lives in the wild: in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, or <em>Mata Atlantica,</em> just north of Rio de Janeiro. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:30:39 +0000 20894 at http://blog.wlrn.org Beloved Brazilian Monkey Clings To A Shrinking Forest Bald Eagles Are Back In A Big Way — And The Talons Are Out http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bald-eagles-are-back-big-way-and-talons-are-out "It's a jungle if you're an eagle right now on the Chesapeake Bay," says <a href="http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/people/faculty/watts_b.php">Bryan Watts</a>, a conservation biologist at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. "You have to watch your back."<p>Americans have long imagined their national symbol as a solitary, noble bird soaring on majestic wings. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:39:42 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 20048 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bald Eagles Are Back In A Big Way — And The Talons Are Out Why The 'World's Weirdest Bird' Is Ditching South Florida And Heading North http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-worlds-weirdest-bird-ditching-south-florida-and-heading-north <p>The roseate spoonbill -- often mistaken by confused tourists for the non-native flamingo -- is one of Florida's great iconic species. Dubbed "one of the most breathtaking of the world's weirdest birds" by naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, the gangly creatures are an increasingly rare sight in South Florida.&nbsp;</p><p>According to a feature in the May-June issue of <em>Audubon Magazine</em>, spoonbills have been vacating South Florida in droves, heading north to more hospitable (read: often less developed) lands.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:16:04 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13788 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why The 'World's Weirdest Bird' Is Ditching South Florida And Heading North Enjoy Florida's Wetlands Before They Disappear http://blog.wlrn.org/post/enjoy-floridas-wetlands-they-disappear <p>The recently-wrapped <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/list-florida-legislation-passed-failed-2013" target="_blank">2013 Florida Legislative session</a>&nbsp;was an active one for those who track environmental issues in the Sunshine State. Thu, 09 May 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13708 at http://blog.wlrn.org Enjoy Florida's Wetlands Before They Disappear Read About New Boating Guidelines For The Everglades http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-about-new-boating-guidelines-everglades <p>Proposed changes at <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/everglades-national-park" target="_blank">Everglades National Park</a> have put anglers at odds with environmental groups. The park's draft general management plan, which includes several variations (or "alternatives"), is currently up for public comment. This Sunday is the deadline to weigh in on proposed measures, which include prohibiting traditional boating in about one-third of Florida Bay.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13656 at http://blog.wlrn.org Read About New Boating Guidelines For The Everglades Saving Florida Wildlife http://blog.wlrn.org/post/saving-florida-wildlife <P><A href="http://youtu.be/g-LkNFihm8o">http://youtu.be/g-LkNFihm8o</A></P> <P>On January 17, 2012, 3 people&nbsp; kicked off a 1000 mile expedition to increase public awareness and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project.&nbsp; It began in the Everglades National Park and they trekked forward to the&nbsp;Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:53:56 +0000 James March 12060 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's What It Feels Like To Pet A Live Shark http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-what-it-feels-pet-live-shark <p>When we caught the first shark of the day, I'd already spent a good hour or so turning Neil Hammerschlag's words over in my head, like a gambler might fidget with a lucky coin in his pocket:&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We might not </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">see</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> any sharks today."&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11116 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's What It Feels Like To Pet A Live Shark