New born Elephant calf in Amboseli National Park

One evening as we were about to exit the Amboseli National Park to return to our lodge, we noticed an African Elephant with a calf by the side of the road. As we came closer to it to get a couple of pictures, we noticed that the calf was very young. Our guide pointed out […]

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Climate change is increasing the mortality rate of African wild dog pups

New research suggests that African wild dogs’ chances of survival might be dealt a serious setback as global temperatures continue to rise. The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), a native of sub-Saharan Africa, is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, which reports that there are only an estimated 6,600 adults in 39 subpopulations […]

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Tacuarita Azul (Masked Gnatcatcher) Polioptila dumicola

Hoy cerca del mediodía unos minutos antes de que el almuerzo esté listo las escuché cantando en el árbol del patio del vecino, acomodé mi sillón de espaldas al sol y luego de pocos minutos de espera las dos tacuaritas azules se cambiaron de árbol y se pasaron a mi limonero. Estas son algunas fotos […]

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POLL: Should the Eurasian Lynx be reintroduced?

Wildlife group Lynx UK Trust has officially filed a request to allow the reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to select areas of Northumberland. The move could represent a massive step forward in restoring some of the UK’s long-lost wild predators. The enigmatic Eurasian lynx, a medium-sized feline known for its long-tipped ears, once roamed UK […]

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White-eared Bulbul – Jubail

Whilst birding Jubail in July I found a White-eared Bulbul a species not commonly seen there although Phil Roberts saw one in early June. The birds in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia appear to be of the subspecies mesopotamia found in Iraq and Kuwait as they have very yellow eye rings and a bigger […]

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POLL: Should the trophy hunting of lions be banned?

It’s been just two years since a trophy hunter shot Cecil the lion, and now Cecil’s eldest son has tragically suffered the same fate. Xanda, a 6-year-old lion, died near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, not all that far from where Cecil was gunned down. Tell Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to End Trophy Hunting – […]

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Skomer Island – 14th July

Sarah, Tobias and I last visited Skomer on 6th July 2014 and so after a couple of years with no visit we were looking forward to getting back and Tobias was very excited about seeing Puffin. So after a good drive to Pembrokeshire on Thursday afternoon we had time for a short stop at Laugharne […]

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POLL: Should the pangolin slaughter in Africa be banned?

The true scale of the slaughter of pangolins in Africa has been revealed by new research showing that millions of the scaly mammals are being hunted and killed. Pangolins were already known to be the world’s most trafficked wild mammal, with at least a million being traded in the last decade to supply the demand […]

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Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 22 Jul 2017

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Antonis Tsaknakis wins First Prize for his brilliant capture “Gannets in Love”. Peter Beesley is awarded Second Prize for his outstanding image “Little Bustard Displaying”. Winner of the Third Prize is Eija Rönkkö with “Brown Bear Cubs Playtime”.   See detailed results below: […]

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