White-tailed Eagle (Haliaectus albicilla) – Danube Delta, Romania, May 2013

During this month’s group tour to The Danube Delta we we had returned to our floating ‘pnton’ or hotel which was berthed on one of the many tributaries and courses of the old Danube, relaxing with a beer on the mid-deck when this lovely adult White-tailed Eagle flew towards the boat and landed directly opposite […]

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Fipronil named as fourth insecticide to pose risk to honeybees

A widely used insect nerve agent has been labelled a “high acute risk” to honeybees by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). A similar assessment by the EFSA on three other insecticides preceded the suspension of their use in the European Union. “The insecticide fipronil poses a high acute risk to honeybees when used as […]

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Using SMART Technology to Stop Wildlife Poachers

One evening last June, wildlife rangers heard a burst of gunfire in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They followed the sound to a group of poachers attacking elephants for their ivory. When confronted, the poachers opened fire with an arsenal that included PKMs, AKs, G3s, and FNs. Outgunned, the rangers […]

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13 year search for Taiwan’s top predator comes up empty-handed

After 13 years of searching for the Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura), once hopeful scientists say they believe the cat is likely extinct. For more than a decade scientists set up over 1,500 camera traps and scent traps in the mountains of Taiwan where they believed the cat may still be hiding out, only […]

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Feds’ Decision to Allow Wind Farm to Kill California Condor Threatens Recovery Effort, Says Leading Bird Group

Today the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published the Record of Decision and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion for the Alta East Wind Project in California, which would for the first time allow a wind farm to kill an endangered California Condor without danger of prosecution. Fewer than 250 California Condors […]

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To Get to the Other Side…

A Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalus) crosses the Savute Channel, in no small hurry, to get to the safety of the other side. Savute Channel, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana. With DumaTau Camp. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800 f4.8 @ 1/2000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari

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