Jul 312017
 
Climate change is increasing the mortality rate of African wild dog pups

New research suggests that African wild dogs’ chances of survival might be dealt a serious setback as global temperatures continue to rise. The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), a native of sub-Saharan Africa, is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, which reports that there are only an estimated 6,600 adults in 39 subpopulations […]

Jul 302017
 
Tacuarita Azul (Masked Gnatcatcher) Polioptila dumicola

Hoy cerca del mediodía unos minutos antes de que el almuerzo esté listo las escuché cantando en el árbol del patio del vecino, acomodé mi sillón de espaldas al sol y luego de pocos minutos de espera las dos tacuaritas azules se cambiaron de árbol y se pasaron a mi limonero. Estas son algunas fotos […]

Jul 302017
 
POLL: Should the Eurasian Lynx be reintroduced?

Wildlife group Lynx UK Trust has officially filed a request to allow the reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to select areas of Northumberland. The move could represent a massive step forward in restoring some of the UK’s long-lost wild predators. The enigmatic Eurasian lynx, a medium-sized feline known for its long-tipped ears, once roamed UK […]

Jul 292017
 
POLL: Should the trophy hunting of lions be banned?

It’s been just two years since a trophy hunter shot Cecil the lion, and now Cecil’s eldest son has tragically suffered the same fate. Xanda, a 6-year-old lion, died near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, not all that far from where Cecil was gunned down. Tell Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to End Trophy Hunting – […]

Jul 282017
 
Skomer Island - 14th July

Sarah, Tobias and I last visited Skomer on 6th July 2014 and so after a couple of years with no visit we were looking forward to getting back and Tobias was very excited about seeing Puffin. So after a good drive to Pembrokeshire on Thursday afternoon we had time for a short stop at Laugharne […]

Jul 282017
 
POLL: Should the pangolin slaughter in Africa be banned?

The true scale of the slaughter of pangolins in Africa has been revealed by new research showing that millions of the scaly mammals are being hunted and killed. Pangolins were already known to be the world’s most trafficked wild mammal, with at least a million being traded in the last decade to supply the demand […]

Jul 272017
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 22 Jul 2017

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Antonis Tsaknakis wins First Prize for his brilliant capture “Gannets in Love”. Peter Beesley is awarded Second Prize for his outstanding image “Little Bustard Displaying”. Winner of the Third Prize is Eija Rönkkö with “Brown Bear Cubs Playtime”.   See detailed results below: […]

Jul 272017
 
POLL: Should the Eurasian beaver be "re-wilded"?

The extraordinary ability of eager beavers to engineer degraded land into wildlife-rich wetlands has been revealed by a new study in Scotland. Scientists studied the work of a group of four re-introduced beavers over a decade and found their water engineering prowess created almost 200m of dams, 500m of canals and an acre of ponds. […]

Jul 262017
 
Creative twist

This post is about colour. I am in between wildlife trips so I thought it would be interesting to play around with the colour in some of my wildlife images. Rather than change the colour of the subject, I wanted to see what effect it would create if I removed the background colour. Presumably, it […]

Jul 262017
 
POLL: Should the illegal Indonesian owl trade be closed down?

When you hear the words “Harry Potter,” certain indelible images come to mind. You likely remember Harry, Hermione and Ron. And you probably think of Hogwarts and all those fascinating professors of magic. But don’t forget the magnificent owls. You’d love to you get your mail delivered by a friendly owl, wouldn’t you? Of course, […]