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Motor-Vehicles And Wildlife Health
- According to New Scientist magazine, at least 10 million animals die each year on roads
in Spain -- including endangered species such as lynxes, wolves and several species of
vultures. The report by a federation of 200 environmental organizations in Europe,
concluded that many animals were killed either by careless motorists or drivers who
deliberately ran them down.
ed: Tens of millions of animals and about 10,000 pedestrians and bicyclists are killed
by cars each year in the United States.
Call for Bicycle-Free Wilderness
Wildlife Need Habitat Off-Limits to Humans - "For
the sake of the environment, for our own health and happiness, and for our
children, we need to move toward a more sustainable lifestyle. The primary
obstacle is our reliance on technology. Coincidentally, the primary threat to
wildlife is also technology -- e.g. tools that make wildlife habitat
more accessible, such as maps, GPS sensors, satellites, bulldozers,
4-wheel-drive vehicles, mountain bikes, rafts, climbing equipment,
night-vision goggles, etc. Banning the use of such technologies in order to
protect wildlife can at the same time help us move toward a more sustainable
Michael J. Vandeman, Ph.D.
Second-hand Antifreeze And Condor Health
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that a California condor which died in the
wild suffered kidney failure caused by antifreeze. It had apparently been attracted by the
sweet flavor of ethylene glycol in a puddle of antifreeze dumped by a motorist.
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