Cats’ Walk in Tadoba National Park

During one of our safaris at the Tadoba Nationa Park, the noise level was slowly getting to us, thanks to the restless tourists in the many jeeps wanting to get a closer look at Choti Tara (Tigress) and her cubs. Given that we were the first jeep, we kept the right distance from the resting […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 30 Sep 2017

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.   […]

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Vireo Cubano (Cuban Vireo) Vireo gundlachii (Lembeye, 1850)

Este Vireo cubano fue el pájaro que mas me costó fotografiar durante mi viaje a Cuba; lo escuché cantar durante todos los días de mi estadía en el hotel pero nunca se hacía ver. Para que ustedes tengan una idea acerca de su comportamiento puedo decir que es casi lo mismo que intentar fotografiar a […]

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POLL: Should the Ortolan Bunting poaching ban be strictly enforced in France?

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, plumpened and drowned in brandy. It’s a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980. Ortolan is […]

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Snow Leopards Are No Longer Endangered, But They’re Also Not Safe

Snow leopards received some good news with a status change from Endangered to Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but advocates for these elusive cats are warning that it’s not quite time to celebrate yet. Snow leopards have been classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species […]

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Close encounter with a Bonelli’s Eagle

Had a great experience with a pair of Bonelli’s Eagles during my last UAE Bird Watching tour in February this year (2017). We basically surprised each other as we came through from under a tin roof, the birds had been hawking very low over the building unbeknown to us. As we appeared the two birds […]

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POLL: Should the wild bird trade in Vietnam be stopped?

Thousands of birds, suspected to have been caught from the wild, are being sold openly in Vietnam, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Many of the species on sale are threatened with extinction, warns the report. In April 2016, researchers from TRAFFIC surveyed bird vendors — both shops and […]

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Suckling African Lion cubs in Amboseli National Park

On one of our evening game drives at the Amboseli National Park, we spotted a couple of Lion cubs sitting close to the road. There was not a single Lioness in sight. I guess most of them were on a hunt. The cubs looked hungry and listless, so we left them to mind their business […]

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POLL: Should Nevada’s wild horses be protected from roundups and slaughter?

Thousands of wild horses are living peacefully on public lands in Nevada right now, completely unaware that the government is coming for them soon. They will be rounded up this fall, and their advocates are raising serious concerns that they will be sent to slaughter, along with thousands of others. Tragically, the Bureau of Land […]

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