Oct 202017
 
POLL: Should wild boar be culled in order to control the population?

Drew Pratten admits it can be a little unnerving to suddenly come upon a wild boar in the forest. “They are very big. When they growl at you it’s primal. You get the sort of feeling deep in your stomach that you get when you hear a lion roar. But these animals don’t want to […]

Oct 172017
 
Radioactive Boar Wreak Havoc on Swedish Landscape

Thirty-one years ago, a plume of radiation spread across Europe with the Chernobyl meltdown, the most infamous nuclear disaster in history. Today, we think of Chernobyl as a historic event,as well as an instructive lesson in nuclear safety — and one that changed the face of nuclear power forever. But it turns out we’re living […]

May 242016
 
POLL: Should Poland’s Białowieża forest be protected?

Europe’s last primeval forest is facing what campaigners call its last stand as loggers prepare to start clear-cutting trees, following the dismissal of dozens of scientists and conservation experts opposed to the plan. Poland’s new far right government says logging is needed because more than 10% of spruce trees in the Unesco world heritage site […]

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 […]

Jan 152015
 
Poll: Are wild boar a welcome addition back in the UK countryside?

Wild boar are hitting the headlines in the UK, but for all the wrong reasons. For the first time since records began, sadly there has been a fatality involving a wild boar on the roads. The animal was in the second lane of the M4 motorway and it is believed the driver hit the animal […]

Nov 232014
 
'Guns kill trees too': overhunting raises extinction threat for trees

A new paper confirms what ecologists have long feared: hunting birds and mammals drastically raises the risk of extinction for tropical trees. Following the long-lifespan of a single canopy tree, Miliusa horsfieldii, researchers discovered that overhunting of animals could increase the chances of extinction for the species fourteen times over a century, from 0.5 percent […]

Oct 192014
 
Rewilding the Land Can Reconnect Us to the Natural World

We live in an age of mass extinctions and increasing degradation of our planet. Rewilding – the return of land to a wild state and the reintroduction of animals and plants that once lived there – is one way we can restore the balance in nature. And in ourselves. From his home in Oxford, England, […]

Jan 102014
 
From the steppe to central Spain, Europe echoes to the howl of the wolf

A twig snaps, a crow calls, but nothing moves in the dense pine forests of Spain’s Guadarrama mountains. Vultures and eagles soar over the snowcapped peaks and wild boars roam the valleys below, as they have for centuries. But for the farmers who work this land, a threatening and worrying comeback is taking place in […]

Nov 082013
 
Scientists: to save the Malayan tiger, save its prey

A major premise of biology, as any high-schooler can tell you, is the study of the connections between organisms. Perhaps nowhere is there a better example of this than in Malaysia, where the population of Endangered Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is being undercut by dwindling prey. A recent study by MYCAT, the Malaysian Conservation […]

Oct 192013
 
Is European wildlife making a comeback? Recent success stories with top images

Beaver, bison and eagles are among the species that have made a successful comeback in Europe in the past 50 years, according to a major survey published by a coalition of conservation groups on Thursday. The report selected 37 species that have showed signs of recovery, studied changes in their numbers and range since 1960, […]

Mar 102013
 
Natuurpark Lelystad  – De Evers

Zoals een oplettende lezer(es) had kunnen opmerken werd er in een van mijn voorgaande blogs (Natuurpark Lelystad – De otter) gesproken over twee diersoorten waarvoor ik met de sneeuw naar Natuurpark Lelystad gegaan ben. Er wordt daarna echter maar ingegaan op een soort, namelijk de otter. De tweede soort is het everzwijn of wild zwijn. […]

Feb 192013
 
World's biggest camera trapping program hits 1 million photos of tropical animals

The world’s largest study of wildlife using remote camera traps has captured one million photographs. The project, known as the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network, takes photos of mammals and birds in 16 protected areas across 14 tropical countries in Asia, Africa, as well as Central and South America. Remote camera traps, which […]

Dec 252012
 
Fox and wild boars

A stroll in the countryside allowed me to encounter 3 beautiful wild animals. Renard et sangliers – Promenade d’hier, 3 belles rencontres!Il y avait longtemps que je n’avais pas vu de renard; celui-ci est magnifique avec une queue très fournie, il semble en pleine forme! Vulpes vulpes (Canidae) – Red Fox – It’s been a […]