Nov 252016
 
Golden Spectacled Bear (The real Paddington bear)

By: Michael Tweddle Lucky to share this natural instinct by enjoying and admiring wildlife. Life has led me to travel to such places that when I was a child taught me characters as Jacques Cousteau and TV documentaries such as the National Geographic, Transtel Cologne and BBC among others. Happy today, after thirty years taking […]

Feb 292016
 
POLL: Should the trafficking of all wildlife be banned?

The “year of the monkey” dawned recently in China – and with it, a trendy new exotic pet. Pygmy marmosets are all the rage among China’s wealthy elite, who are forgoing legality and snapping up baby monkeys at around $4,500 (£3,200) each. The internet has exploded with photos of the so-called “thumb monkeys,” while conservationists […]

Jan 052016
 
POLL: Should African countries be allowed to sell elephants to China?

In October 2014, tens of young elephants were taken from their family groups in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where they were held in a capture unit for eight months until July 2015. That’s when 24 were flown to the Qingyuan quarantine facility in Guangdong Province before being transferred to Chimelong Safari Park, also in Guangdong. […]

Nov 082015
 
Africa's lion population forecast to drop by half

Lion populations in Africa are likely to shrink by half over the next two decades unless a concerted effort is made to conserve them, a study has found. The study included that grim news that the number of lions in Africa has already halved since the early 1990s. The research looked at 47 African lion […]

Aug 282015
 
Rare New Zealand birds killed accidentally as cull goes wrong

In a tragic case of mistaken identity, four critically endangered takahē birds have been accidentally killed in New Zealand after hunters misidentified the animals as a more common species. The mixup occurred at a sanctuary on Motutapu Island, where volunteers from the Deerstalkers Association, a national body representing hunters, were participating in a regulated cull […]

Aug 142015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 15 Aug 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Jul 312015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 01 Aug 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Jul 232015
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 18 Jul 2015

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Keith Bannister wins First Prize for his brilliant capture “Kingfisher with Catch”. Glenn Perrigo wins Second Prize for his outstanding composition “Queen Butterflies on Eupatorium”. Third Place goes to Leka Huie for “Honey, I’m Coming”.      See detailed results below: (click on […]

Jul 172015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 18 Jul 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Jul 092015
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 04 Jul 2015

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Paul Benson wins First Prize for his brilliant composition “Trust”. Kath Langbridge wins Second Prize for her outstanding capture “Super Dad”. Third Place goes to Jem Babbington for “Arabian Red Fox Portrait”.      See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails for full scale […]

Jul 032015
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 04 Jul 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

Jun 152015
 
Vicious murdering bully chosen as Britain's national bird

So we’ve chosen a vicious murdering bully for our national bird? It’s bad enough that we probably plumped for our self-important red-breasted friend because the Victorians sentimentalised the robin as a symbol of Christmas. Yet I suspect that the main reason it has been chosen is because it’s the one bird most people can actually […]