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Jan 26, 2016 Rat poison sales soar in Nigeria Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Sales of rat poison have taken off in Nigeria following an outbreak of Lassa fever that has left at least 76 people dead and sparked fears of contagion across the country. Link to full article...
Nov 20, 2015 Wildlife advocacy group working to rid state of rat poisons Rodenticides are killing and harming wildlife, eliminating the very creatures that help keep rodent populations in check. Link to full article...
Sep 18, 2015 Batty About Bats How many mosquitoes can a bat eat in a night....? Read full article...
Mar 20, 2015 Think Fast! Bats Make Decisions In Mere Milliseconds Bats are among nature's quickest thinkers, capable of making actual split-second decisions. Using echolocation, or ultrasonic squeaks to locate prey, bats interpret the returning echo to decide when and how to attack, or even to call off the attempt — all within milliseconds, as researchers at the University of Southern Denmark discovered. Link to full article...
Mar 19, 2015 Bats In Your Attic? Big brown bats and little brown bats are year-round residents of Maine and New Hampshire. The other six species that call our region home actually migrate to warmer climes or hibernacula during the winter. Of the eight species that call our region home, six species are now listed as Special Concern status: eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii), little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus), Northern long-eared myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), red bat (Lasiurus borealis), hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus), silver-haired bat (Lasionycterus noctivigans), Eastern pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus). Maine is considering listing the little brown bat and the Northern long eared for endangered listing. The crash in populations can be attributed to White Nose Syndrome, and there is much to be learned about the habitats and behaviors of these special species. The Center for Wildlife is proud of our work with bats (and all of our species!) because treating each individual can make a big difference to local ecology. Bats can consume their body weight in insects each night, which means a great deal to human health (think mosquitoes and EEE or West Nile), agriculture (USDA estimates bats provide 3 billion dollars worth of agricultural pest control each year in our country), and forestry (picture over-population of gypsy moths). Link to full article...

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EcoSolutions has been involved in urban ecological planning and urban ecology for the last 15 years. We consult to municipalities, corporations and the public on areas relating to integrated pest management and environmentally responsible land management.

EcoSolutions also runs the Owl Box Project, the only project of its kind in Africa and the largest in the world.

  • No Decapitated Owl Found In Alex

    No Decapitated Owl Found In Alex

    Jonathan Haw's interview with ANN7 clarifying the fact that there was NO decapitated owl found in Alexandra in October 2014.

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  • Video: Township Owl Box Project - 50/50 Footage

    Video: Township Owl Box Project - 50/50 Footage

    The EcoSolutions Township Owl Project has been running since 1998 and to date 83000 children have been directly involved. The aim of the project is simple.. to create owl friendly children and owl friendly environments.

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  • Preservationists build new nests in Perryville to persuade owls to move in

    Preservationists build new nests in Perryville to persuade owls to move in

    Preservationists recently built some new, safer quarters for the barn owl population at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site here. The only problem is persuading the shy birds to move in.

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