Clean Your Bird Feeders

Studies show that backyard bird feeding may lead to disease transmission. Over two years of a study, fed birds were more likely to experience transmissible diseases than unfed birds were.

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Online Q&A – April 2018

In mid-April, we ran our first online Q&A. The goal was to give our audience an opportunity to ask questions they had about our work, strategy, plans and mission.

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Some Crucial Considerations for WAS

A “crucial consideration”– a term invented by Nick Bostrom– is a piece of evidence that radically changes the value of pursuing a particular intervention or focus area.

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Reducing Aquatic Noise To Help Fish

The level of low-frequency ambient noise in the open ocean has doubled every decade since the 1950s; this increase in noise levels is primarily anthropogenic, associated with transportation, development, and resource extraction.

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Ozy Brennan’s Research Plan

In the next two to three years, I intend to write a series of papers summarizing the evidence about a handful of broad areas of intervention into wild-animal suffering.

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Euthanizing Elderly Elephants: An Impact Analysis

Euthanizing elderly elephants might seem like a good way to prevent their suffering from starvation. Unfortunately, while there’s little good evidence about how many elephants die of molar loss, the research on causes of death suggests that it’s relatively rare…

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