Lockdown isn’t good news for all wildlife – many animals rely on humans for survival

What a hungry Red kite tells us about human-animal relationships.

Ben Garlick, Lecturer in Human Geography, York St John University • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: environment covid-19 birds nature animals wildlife goats

Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land

A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.

Leslie Roche, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis • conversation
Jan. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  climate-change  agriculture  women  livestock  california  goats  sheep  cattle  grazing  wildfires  american-association-of-geographers  ranchers  regenerative-agriculture

These goats and sheep at higher risk for deadly virus

A widespread and fatal sheep and goat plague virus is more likely to infect livestock when they're an owner's sole livelihood, a study in Tanzania shows.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: agriculture viruses livestock goats sheep science-and-technology

Ancient pee indicates when we started keeping sheep and goats

Urine salts offer clues to how people went from hunting sheep and goats in the wild to managing them as livestock.

Mari Jensen-Arizona • futurity
April 24, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: agriculture archaeology livestock domestication goats sheep featured society-and-culture urine

Goats 'drawn to happy human faces' - BBC News

Scientists have found that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions.

Added by: worddisk • bbcnews
Aug. 29, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  animals  goats  relationships

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