Saturday, December 9, 2017
The eradication of the North American beaver in Tierra del Fuego is being attempted by the governments of Chile and Argentina in this area at the southernmost tip of South America. The Non-native species was introduced in 1946 as a potential source of commercial fur trading. When the fur trade industry was unsuccessful, however, the beavers became problematic and the governments agreed to intervene. A June 2011 NPR report stated that the beavers have caused millions of dollars in damages. According to Nature, this plan is the largest eradication project ever attempted.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
The Bramble Cay memolys (Melomys Rubicola) is an extinct species of rodent which was similar to the Cape York melomys, but had a coarser tail. It hasn't been seen since 2007. However, in 2016, it was confirmed extinct. It lived on the island of Bramble Cay off the coast of Papua New Guinea and was Australia's most isolated mammal.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Bear is the main antagonist of the 1986 Japanese-American film, The Adventures of Milo and Otis. He is Milo's archenemy. When Milo was drifting in a river in a crate, Bear smells him and tries to eat him. However, Otis fights Bear and leads him away.