Caring for Frogs and Salamanders in their Own Home

Caring for Frogs and Salamanders —Herping Ethically 🐸 This season, we've seen a lot of posts showing salamander egg masses displaced from their original anchor spots, pics of lifted masses, and of flipped logs showing red-backed salamanders. It’s fun to ...
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Wildlife Volunteering — Expectations, Reality, Responsibility

Wildlife Volunteering — Expectations, Reality, Responsibility Sharan Bahra, Earthwise Aware's Vice-President, was recently in Kenya, where she helped a conservation organization focused on protecting both giraffes and lions.

In an EwA post series, Sharan shares about the many facets of ...
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Volunteering in Kenya – Choosing the Right Programme

Volunteering in Kenya — Choosing the Right Programme Sharan Bahra, Earthwise Aware's Vice-President, was recently in Kenya, where she helped a conservation organization focused on protecting both giraffes and lions. Here is her first post of a series, where she ...
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There’s a Bat in My House! What Do I Do?

There's a Bat in My House! What Do I Do?... Bat in the House!!! Wait! There's no need to panicyou can remove him or her safely and humanely. [WPSM_AC id=14634] Did you know that bats are the only flying mammals ...
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Cub Petting: Cute and Harmful…

Before considering cub petting or volunteering in a facility that allows close interactions with cubs, pause, research and think about the consequences... A vast number of animal lovers choose to 'volunteer' at cat parks and sanctuaries that are nothing else ...
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Is That Selfie Really Worth it? Why Face Time With Wild Animals is a Bad Idea

Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea The phenomenon of kangaroo selfies hit the headlines earlier this month, when several tourists were injured while feeding wild kangaroos in Lake Macquarie, ...
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Spotting Conservation Volunteering Fakes

I’ve heard that a lot of companies are just a front and aren’t really about volunteering. Is that true? Yes, that is true and even more so when volunteering is about supposedly preserving species that happen to be majestic, beautiful ...
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When Snapping Do Help Captive Animals

We, who visit places that host captive wildlife, can switch our attitude from one of a passive consumer to one of active empathy and compassion so that we actively help them. That enclosure does not look quite right? That ...
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Never Fear to Ask —It Could Spare a Life…

You see something that you don't understand, or that concerns you... Should you ask? Is there such thing as a naive question? The answer is 'Yes' you should ask. And 'No' there are no naive questions when the welfare of ...
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The Gift of Being Wrong —How to Enjoy & Learn From It

"The more you are willing to examine your own assumptions and beliefs—and holds the possibility that you may be wrong—the more you can truly understand" (from The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling) Being a naturalist basically means being ...
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