20 percent of Africa’s elephants killed in three years

Around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory on the African continent in just three years, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Between 2010 and 2012 an average of 6.8 percent of the elephant population was killed annually, equaling just over 20 percent of the […]

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Cardenal común, Red crested Cardinal, Paroaria coronata

Que lindo que es ir a un lugar en particular y encontrar aves que en la mayoría de las veces es mas frecuente observarlas en cautiverio presas en la crueldad de una jaula. En Colonia Carlos Pellegrini / Corrientes es casi seguro que se van a encontrar con mas Cardenales que Gorriones, todos conviviendo pacíficamente […]

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New skeleton frog from Madagascar is already critically endangered

Sometimes all it takes is fewer clicks. Scientists have discovered a new species of frog from Madagascar that stuck out in part because it “clicked” less during calls than similar species. Unfortunately the scientists believe the new species—dubbed the Ankarafa skeleton frog (Boophis ankarafensis)—is regulated to a single patch of forest, which, despite protected status, […]

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Orcas – Always expect the unexpected

A moderate rain shower as we got under-way from Tobermory harbour for our Whalewatch Explorer on Monday 7th July. The natives would call it ‘dreich’ but the forecast said things would improve as the day went on. We were making our way through an area of sea nicknamed ‘the middle grounds’ which is a little […]

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When forests aren’t really forests: the high cost of Chile’s tree plantations

At first glance, the statistics tell a hopeful story: Chile’s forests are expanding. According to Global Forest Watch, overall forest cover changes show approximately 300,000 hectares were gained between 2000 and 2013 in Chile’s central and southern regions. Specifically, 1.4 million hectares of forest cover were gained, while about 1.1 million hectares were lost. On […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 23 Aug 2014

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. First Prize is awarded to Nitin Jain for his outstanding image “Hunter”, John Jennings wins Second Prize with “Diedrick Cuckoo” and Third Prize goes to Andrew Butterfield for “Red Panda” (click on thumbnails for full scale view). See detailed […]

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Have scientists discovered a new primate in the Philippines?

Despite some media reports, scientists have not yet discovered a new species of big-eyed, nocturnal primate – known as tarsiers – in the Philippines. Instead what they have discovered is an intriguing population that is genetically-distinct even from nearby relatives, according to a new open-access paper in PLOS ONE. “There does seem to be a […]

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Sabi Sands: February 2010 (Part 2)

This is the second episode of my long overdue trip report for this safari I enjoyed with my wife. We were up early on the 2nd day of our stay in Leopard Hills, and the anticipation was high was we headed out on our morning game drive. We hit the road again after getting confirmation […]

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