Jan 182018
 
Victory! New Jersey Just Became the First State to Ban All Wild Animals in Circuses

Animal advocates are celebrating an epic win with the passage of Nosey’s Law in New Jersey, which makes it the first state in the U.S. to ban all wild animals in traveling circuses. The law was appropriately named after Nosey, an elephant who had suffered decades of abuse at the hands of her owner, Hugo […]

Jan 172018
 
POLL: Should Lolita the Lonely Orca be Freed?

Beloved game show host and animal advocate Bob Barker has a brilliant suggestion for the Miami Seaquarum’s New Year’s resolution – let Lolita, the marine park’s lone orca, go home in 2018. Barker partnered up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to make a video calling on the Miami Seaquarium to release […]

Jan 162018
 
Summer or Winter, They Need …

It’s the staple of life! Water, birds need water every day, multiple days a day. They need it for both drinking and for bathing, both essential survival needs. In the summer, free water is scarce in many regions because pools evaporate. In the winter time free water freezes. Both scenarios remove water from the system. […]

Jan 162018
 
Arctic Fox and Snowy Owl Filmed Doing Strange 'Dance' - But Why?

Tourists in Hudson Bay, Canada, are usually most eager to see polar bears. But in November of 2012, it was a snowy owl and an Arctic fox that stole the show. Over the course of about a week, the fox and owl were seen repeatedly dancing around each other, almost as if they were playing. […]

Jan 152018
 
Wendy's Crows

Today I stood outside in the cold for a while watching this crow forage in the trash behind a Wendy’s fast food restaurant. I like the way it is puffing up its feathers. Another one flew over and then both left when I got too close, making dramatic silhouettes as they went. They are so […]

Jan 152018
 
POLL: Should "destructive" electric pulse fishing be banned?

Groups representing small-scale fishing fleets across Europe have called on the European Union to reinstate a ban on fishing using electrical pulses, which they say is a destructive method. However, others have called for the technique to continue, saying it causes less disturbance than methods such as trawling the bottom of the seabed. Electric pulses […]

Jan 142018
 
Cachudito Pico Negro-Tufted Tit-Tyrant / Anairetes parulus (Kittlitz, 1830)

Creo haber dicho con anterioridad que debía apurarme un poco para publicar todo el material fotográfico que se pudo obtener durante el pasado 2017. Por tal motivo hoy aprovechando las vacaciones me puse a revisar los archivos de las vacaciones de Luis Lugo el año pasado a la Localidad de San Carlos de Bariloche. Durante […]

Jan 142018
 
Snowy Owl faces frosty future: classed as Vulnerable for the first time

Striking, widespread and widely recognised, thanks in part to the Harry Potter books, the Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was previously listed as Least Concern, the lowest threat category of the IUCN Red List. However, this assessment was based on earlier figures that estimated the global population to number around 200,000 individuals, and the absence of […]

Jan 132018
 
Welney Whoopers

Yesterday I went to Welney Wetland Centre with my family. It was a lovely day after a very wet system passed through Norfolk. Much of the Ouse Washes were underwater, and aprt for the main hide all the reserved was flooded and closed off. This winter swan numbers are relatively low, yet. Still, Welney delivers […]

Jan 132018
 
China’s Ban on Domestic Ivory is Finally In Effect

It’s estimated that 96 elephants are killed each day by poachers for nothing more than their tusks. But conservationists are starting the new year with renewed hope for the future of elephants following the official closure of China’s legal trade in ivory. The number of elephants who are senselessly killed is astounding, but that doesn’tcover […]

Jan 122018
 
Pecho colorado (White-browed Blackbird) Sturnella superciliaris

En un momento de estos últimos días, este Blog alcanzó el 1.100.000 páginas vistas. Un número que cuando comencé con esto allá por el 2010 era una utopía. Es un número concreto porque ustedes pasan y leen. La exposición creció, y de la misma manera crecieron las responsabilidades. Sentarse a escribir dentro de los escasos […]

Jan 122018
 
Stunning Video Shows a Man Flying With Birds

When Christian Moullec saw that lesser white-fronted geese were struggling with their migration from Germany to Sweden in 1995, he took to the skies to help them. Today, weather permitting, he soars with birds on an almost daily basis. A meteorologist by trade, the 58-year-old Frenchman didn’t start out as a pilot. But inspired by […]