Yemen Rock Agama – Tanoumah

Whilst birdwatching the Tanoumah area of the Asir Mountains, 120 kms north of Abha, I came across a Yemen Rock AgamaAcanthocercus yemensis. The Yemen Rock Agama occurs in northern Yemen and adjacent Saudi Arabia, but the limits of its distribution in Saudi Arabia are currently not well known, although I have seen it as far […]

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POLL: Should Trump’s officials allow ‘shaker machines’ to search the arctic refuge for oil?

The Trump administration has announced it is considering a proposal to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas in the Arctic national wildlife refuge, the largest such preserve in the US. If the plan moves forward, vehicles with “shakers” – diesel-powered equipment that sends tremors through the landscape – will be deployed along Alaska’s northern […]

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Madagascar: Biodiversity’s Most Wanted

Madagascar is considered to be one of the, if not the most, precious reservoir of life on our planet. Some 90% of its fauna and flora is endemic to the island, meaning these species are only found in Madagascar. Its lilies have cancer-curing properties, and its deep tropical forest (and savannah-like mainland and mountainous regions) still […]

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POLL: Do We Need an International Agreement to Halt Mass Extinction?

We are in the midst of the sixth major extinction event in the history of the planet — one that is entirely human-caused. And this alarming and ever increasing rate of extinction shows no sign of halting. Based on estimates of total global biodiversity and annual rate of species loss, well over 10,000 species could […]

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Barrancolí picogrueso / Broad-billed Tody; Todus subulatus (Gray, 1847)

Hoy les presento al Barrancolí picogrueso, especie que luego de buscarla durante los 3 primeros días de estadía en el Hotel Iberostar Punta Cana pude encontrarla gracias a lo que investigué antes de ralizar el viaje. Estos hoteles abarcan una gran superficie, el complejo Iberostar en este lugar cuenta con varios hoteles que junto a […]

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POLL: Should we continue to keep wildlife in captivity?

Just a few hours before the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana, opened its doors to the public on July 14, a three-year-old jaguar named Valerio — who had been described by the staff as a “big, lovable goofball” — managed to bite through the steel cables on the roof of the “Jaguar Jungle” exhibit. […]

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Ciguita Parula / Northern Parula – Setophaga americana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Durante mis vacaciones de este año en Punta Cana pude mejorar bastante las fotografías que obtuve en Cuba de la Ciguita parula, el Pity caribeño; muy parecido en colores, tamaño, y vocalización, a nuestro Pitiayumí; especie bastante frecuente de observar y muy colaboradora con el fotógrafo al momento de fotografiarlo.    

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