Jun 172017
 
Gaviota Reidora Americana (Laughing Gull) Leucophaeus atricilla

Durante mi viaje a Cuba y en los días de estadía en Varadero he podido conocer y fotografiar a esta Gaviota, creo que junto al Chichinguaco, fueron las primeras aves que ví cuando salí de la pieza del hotel para irme a desayunar. Ya en la playa estas gaviotas hacían de las suyas, muy audaces […]

Jun 172017
 
The U.S. Is a Step Closer to Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics

While animal advocates continue to work towards a world where animals aren’t used as test subjects in labs for any reason, there’s now renewed hope that the U.S. could soon end the senseless suffering caused by testing for cosmetics. This week, members of Congress reintroduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which will make it illegal to […]

Jun 162017
 
Mongolia - 12th May (Day 5) - Dalanzadgad and Gurvan Saikhan National Park

After some early morning birding around the guest house at Dalanzadgad which produced much the same as yesterday including Isabelline Shrike,Pallas’s Bunting, Red-throated Thrush and Long-toed Stint we packed our bags and headed into the Gurvan Saikhan National Park around 45 minutes away.       Citrine Wagtail- Gurvan Saikhan National Park Isabelline Shrike – […]

Jun 162017
 
Congo Miners Poach At-Risk Animals Because They Have Nothing Else to Eat

A new study finds that small-scale mineral mining in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a critical factor in illegal poaching of great apes and other wildlife. It’s happening for the saddest, most basic of reasons, too: Those miners are hungry. In fact, the miners have no other source of meat/protein. Sure, […]

Jun 152017
 
Pecho amarillo grande (Yellow-rumped Marshbird) Pseudoleistes guirahuro

Este pájaro en particular guarda un grato lugar en nuestros recuerdos, fué el primero que fotografiamos aquella fría mañana del 1ero de Mayo del 2010 cuando salimos por primera vez a fotografiar aves en Nemesio Parma con Willy y Roby. En aquel comienzo solo yo disponía de una cámara digital para poder sacar fotos, y […]

Jun 152017
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 10 Jun 2017

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Bob Shepardson wins First Prize for his brilliant capture “Mothers Love”. Antonis Tsaknakis is awarded Second Prize for his outstanding image “Bee-eater on Flight”. Third Prize goes to Sherry Shepardson with “Brotherly Love”.   See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails for full […]

Jun 152017
 
5 Ways to Celebrate Orca Awareness Month

June is Orca Awareness Month, and orca fans and advocates are using it as an opportunity to raise awareness about the ways we can protect this amazing species — specifically an endangered population living in the Pacific Northwest. These orcas, otherwise known as the southern resident killer whales, live in three distinct pods (J, K […]

Jun 142017
 
Mongolia - 11th May (Day 4) - Travel from Ullanbataar to Dalanzadgad

Today was mainly a driving day 570km south from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad passing through the Gobi Desert with a few stops, mainly at lakes, en-route. The landscape was vast, stark and barren, mainly flat with a few rocky outcrops and dominated by gravel plains with sparse grass. The common birds here were Horned Lark, Asian […]

Jun 142017
 
Ringling Bros. Wants to Send 15 Big Cats to a German Circus

Plenty of animal lovers couldn’t have been more pleased when, after 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus held its final performance on May 21. But just because the “Greatest Show on Earth” has ended doesn’t mean that the company’s performing animals will enjoy the greatest retirement. Nope, just four days after that […]

Jun 132017
 
Lavandera (White-headed marsh-Tyrant) Arundinicola leucocephala

De mi última visita al Portal Cambyretá elegí esta serie de fotografias de dos hembras de Lavandera que pude fotografiar junto a Willy y Lucho en el pasado mes de Enero; solo comparto fotos de la hembra porque del macho no quedé conforme con ninguna de las tomas que pude sacar.         […]

Jun 132017
 
2 Rescued Circus Lions Killed by Poachers at a Sanctuary

Animal advocates are mourning the tragic loss of two ex-circus lions who were senselessly killed by poachers at a sanctuary in South Africa where they were supposed to live out their days in peace. The two lions, José and Liso, were among 33 former circus lions who were rescued during part of a larger effort […]

Jun 122017
 
Live donkey fed to tigers in shareholder protest at Chinese zoo

Disgruntled shareholders at a zoo in China have fed a live donkey to tigers in a protest against the management. They also planned to feed a sheep to the tigers, before security at the zoo in Changzhou, just outside Shanghai, stopped them. The donkey’s ordeal was filmed by a member of the public and the […]