11 Sep '11, 12am

200 Ugandan African greys have been returned to the wild after being freed from smugglers.

200 Ugandan African greys have been returned to the wild after being freed from smugglers.

Fall (my favorite time of year) is nearly here; but while the hot, humid, weather is holding on for many us, here are some good news stories about wildlife conservation to keep you cool: Two hundred African grey parrots were released back into the wild by Ugandan wildlife officials after being freed from smugglers. The p arrots were released in Uganda's Kibale National Park . Wildlife conservation programs worldwide are making a big difference , concludes a recent study . The paper, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution concludes that global conservation efforts have resulted in establishment of 100,000 new protected areas and slowed the rate of biodiversity loss. Among other successes the paper concludes that these efforts have saved sixteen bird species around the world that would have otherwise gone extinct. A school of dolphins was recently spotted off of City I...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/awetzler/wildlife_round...

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