Nov 182017
 
Why the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Threatens the Great Lakes

An aging oil pipeline moves 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids per day along the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron crash into each other in the heart of the Great Lakes. This pipeline – Line 5, built in 1953 – is operated by the same […]

Nov 172017
 
Sietevestidos común (Black-and-Rufous Warbling-Finch) Poospiza nigrorufa

En esta entrada comparto las dos mejores fotografías que pude obtener del Sietevestidos común durante las primeras horas del sol de la mañana del día 24 de Junio pasado en la desembocadura del Arroyo Apepú (Nemesio Parma / Posadas). Bastante mas desconfiada que en los anteriores registros no pude acercarme lo suficiente para mejorar estos […]

Nov 172017
 
POLL: Should gillnets be banned in the Upper Gulf to save the Vaquita?

Conservationists are mourning the loss of a critically endangered vaquita porpoise who died after being captured by authorities. The vaquita only exists in a small area in the Gulf of California, off the coast of Mexico. Despite past efforts to protect them, including the creation of a refuge in 2005, their numbers have continued to […]

Nov 162017
 
Crested Tits

More photos from the Spanish trip, Crested Tits are delightful to watch and were common in the pinewoods of the region (not far from Alicante), coming to feed and drink at the various feeding stations on the reserve. A bird I have seen quite often in Scotland but never managed to get any decent photographs. […]

Nov 162017
 
Welsh zoo outraged after escaped lynx is killed over public safety fears

The Welsh zoo that owned Lillith the lynx says it is devastated and outraged at the killing of the escaped cat, which had been on the run for almost a fortnight. The Eurasian lynx was destroyed after straying near Aberystwyth town centre following its escape from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom. The animal park said in […]

Nov 152017
 
POLL: Should legislation be enacted to make Britain "Fur Free"?

Animal advocates have continued to work towards a world where fur isn’t fashionable, but even with a growing list of victories that include designers ditching fur and bans on fur farming, faux products are still causing big problems for animals. The Humane Society International UK (HSI UK) and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch […]

Nov 142017
 
Batty about Serengeti’s foxes

At the Grumeti Tented Camp in the Serengeti, we usually gathered at the open air lounge before first light for a cup of coffee and a rusk or muffin. This was a traditional meeting to work out where to go for the morning and discuss what we hoped to see. There were very few vehicles […]

Nov 142017
 
Marineland Sues Ontario SPCA for Trying to ‘Destroy’ Theme Park

For many years, advocates have voiced their concerns about the welfare of the captive animals at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In November 2016, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) filed five animal cruelty charges against Marineland in regard to the theme park’s failure to provide prescribed standards of care […]

Nov 132017
 
POLL: Should Wildlife Services stop its secret wildlife-killing program?

Animal advocates are celebrating a win for wildlife in Northern California that will protect numerous species from being inhumanely killed by a federal agency that’s become increasingly well-known for its war on wildlife. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services has been in the spotlight for years over its incredibly cruel and wasteful killing of […]