Just a few quick things to share!
- I’m really excited about a new magazine that’s coming out soon: The Citizen Science Quarterly. The idea was pitched on Kickstarter and received over 3 times the asked for funding! The first issue will be coming out in February, and they are looking for writers. The deadline for submissions is Jan 15th, so if you want to share something about citizen science, send it in!
- There is an interesting Pepsi Refresh project up for vote to help bats facing whitenose syndrome. The Nature Conservancy is proposing building an artificial cave that bats can use for hibernation. It would be closed off from people and able to be disinfected without harming other cave dwelling organisms. You can vote for the project to receive a $250,000 grant through Jan 31st.
- A couple of stories on wildlife poaching from a few weeks ago that I think I forgot to share the last time I did a link post: Porcupines expose pitfalls of wildlife farming and Poaching, habitat loss taking toll on Bornean clouded leopard.
- Premiering tonight is Unlikely Animal Friends 2 on National Geographic Channel, which I got a sneak peek at. Many of the stories are heartwarming, adorable, and some just strange. I like that they have input on a few of the relationships from someone knowledgeable on animal behavior, but wished there was more. I found the story about sled dogs and polar bears waiting for good winter ice to hunt seals along Canada’s Hudson Bay the most fascinating of the bunch. Below is a video clip about an orphaned elephant calf and sheep.