Jan 232018
 
Anti-bird tree spikes: we love cars so much, we destroy nature for them

There’s a world where fearsome beasts roar through every village, town and city, every hour of the day. These creatures kill hundreds of children and adults every year. They belch toxic gases that hasten death in many thousands. And yet we genuflect to their shiny bodies – so much so that we ban birds from […]

Jan 222018
 
Beware…

An old African proverb states: “When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers most”. African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) somewhere along the Shire River, Liwonde National Park, Malawi. With Mvuu Lodge. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800 f4 @ 1/4000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allenwww.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari    

Jan 222018
 
New study: India may have even fewer vultures than we thought

Talk about no good deed going unpunished. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, South Asia’s vulture populations underwent catastrophic declines, the vultures dying while performing their most essential and valued ecosystem service to humans: disposing of cattle carcasses. These remains would otherwise be left to feed and boost the populations of problem scavengers like feral dogs, […]

Jan 212018
 
Success! Beloved Wild Horses in Arizona Are Officially Protected

Animal advocates are celebrating a major victory for a beloved herd of wild horses in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, who are now officially protected from being removed and slaughtered. The herd, known as the Salt River wild horses, became the center of a major controversy in 2015, when the Forest Service announced plans to remove […]

Jan 202018
 
Western Ghats - 3rd December (Day 9)

We were up at 05:45, loaded the car and then drove to Cairn Hill Park just outside of Ooty to get better views of a couple of the endemics to be found here after our last visit on 1st December when the weather was terrible. As we entered the park there were three Black-and-Orange Flycatcher […]

Jan 192018
 
Plain Tiger – Raydah Escarpment

The below photograph of Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus was taken in the bottom valley of the Raydah Escarpment in the Asir Mountains of southwest Saudi Arabia. This butterfly was first depicted in an Egyptian tomb 3,500 years ago, making it the first ever butterfly to be recorded in history. Its striking tawny-orange colouration serves as […]

Jan 192018
 
POLL: Should circus animal exploitation be banned in England?

Animal advocates have been working for years to end the suffering of circus animals in the UK. Years ago, it looked like that would finally become a reality after a government promise, but it was never followed up with any meaningful action. Now,animal lovers are once again optimistic with reports that a bill to end […]

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 […]