wolf!!!!!!

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(1983.12.21) Happy 31st Birthday Steven Yeun!

Thank you for everything you’ve done for TWDFamily for the past 4 and a half years, hopefully you’ll be with us for more years to come. Thank you for being the heart of The Walking Dead. Glenn is always giving us hope. I hope your birthday is great, I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in 2015. I love you! ♥ ~

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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
    
~ George Orwell, Indian Imperial Police Department.

R.I.P.
P.O. Rafael Ramos
P.O. Wenjian Liu

Your sacrifice will not be in vain nor will be forgotten.

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Europe Is a “Great” Place to Be a Large Meat-Eater

In a rare success story for wildlife, bears, lynx, wolverine and wolves are increasing in numbers across the continent

by Rachel Nuwer

Wildlife conservation is a field often beleaguered with bad news. In Europe, however, large carnivores are proving to be the exception to the rule. According to research compiled by about 75 wildlife experts, brown bears, Eurasian lynx, gray wolves and wolverines are all on the rise across the continent. This conservation success demonstrates that people and large carnivores can indeed coexist, the team says.

The findings are based on the best available standardized information about the abundance and range of large carnivores in every European country except Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The work also excludes tiny nations like Lichtenstein and Andorra. The team collected both historical data compiled from World War II to the 1970s and the most recent population estimates, so they could compare how the numbers of animals have changed over time.

The bulk of those figures came from experts affiliated with the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe. Professionals working at universities and conservation groups and local and national governments also supplied data…

(read more: Smithsonian Magazine)

maps by Chapron et al.; photo by Konrad Wothe/Minden Pictures/Corbis