Feb 142017
 
Can we bring vultures back to Thailand?

It’s the most dramatic bird decline ever recorded – faster even than those that robbed our planet of the Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius or the Dodo Raphus cucullatus. Since the 1990s, a staggering 99% of the vulture population in Asia have disappeared – a drop from several million to just a few thousand. As a […]

Aug 172016
 
Indochinese leopard has disappeared from 94% of its historical range

The Indochinese leopard is struggling to survive. Once widespread across southeast Asia, the leopard subspecies has been wiped out from much of its habitat, and now occurs only in six percent of its historical range, a new study published in Biological Conservation has found. “Nobody was expecting this,” co-author Jan F. Kamler, Southeast Asia Leopard […]

Jun 102015
 
Zambia lifts hunting ban on big cats

Nine months after Zambia lifted its general trophy hunting ban—including on elephants—the country has now lifted its ban on hunting African lions (Panthera leo) and leopards (Panthera pardus). The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) lifted the ban after surveying its big cat populations and setting new regulations. During the announcement the country’s Minister of Tourism and […]

Apr 202015
 
The Bandipur Tales

A big hello to my readers, its been long, really long since I posted here. This post is all about a three day stay followed by a one day round in Bandipur and Kabini respectively. I had the privilege of accompanying and guiding Alex who was visiting India purely for wildlife photography. I wont be […]

Oct 092014
 
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

Stealth coupled with great night vision give the Leopard (Panthera pardus) the edge in this very unique habitat of the Luangwa River Valley. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. with Luangwa River Camp and Robin Pope Safaris. Nikon D4. Nikon 200-400mm. ISO 6400 f4 @ 1/125 sec. Lexar Media.   © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

Aug 272014
 
Logging of Russian Far East damaging tiger habitat, few intact forests protected (Part I)

This is the first part of series examining the impact of forest loss on Siberian tigers. Part II discusses in more detail what their shrinking habitat and low numbers may mean for their future. The destruction of Russian forests to supply timber to international markets is becoming one of the biggest threats to the world’s […]

Jan 032014
 
Curious bears take 'selfies' with camera traps

“Selfies” are all the rage this year, and even bears have jumped on the trend. Especially the shaggy-coated, termite-loving sloth bears (Melursus ursinus), who seem particularly fascinated by the cameras that scientists have put up in forests to secretly capture their stealthy moves. On November 26 at 7:30 PM, one curious sloth bear decided to […]

Jun 012013
 
Snowy tigers and giant owls: conservation against the odds in Russia's Far East

The Russian Far East is one of the wildest places on Earth: where giant tigers roam snow-covered forests and the world’s biggest owls stalk frozen rivers. Bordering northern China and North Korea, the forests of Primorye are known for the diversity of habitats, including coastal forests along the Sea of Japan, vast coniferous forests in […]

May 142013
 
Stopped in Her Tracks…

A Leopardess (Panthera pardus) is stopped in her tracks after a wary impala forces her to give up the hunt by alerting the herd to her presence – Okavango Delta, Botswana. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800 f4 @ 1/4000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari With Savuti Camp