Man dies after stingray attack while swimming near Hobart

A 42-year-old man has died of a heart attack after apparently being stung by a stingray while swimming off the Tasmania coast, police said. Attempts to resuscitate the man, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday afternoon in the waters at Lauderdale beach, east of Hobart, were unsuccessful, police said. “He was removed from the […]

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Brazil Ubatuba Day #7 – Tanagers Galore

Today’s birding in the Atlantic Forest of Ubatuba was really about brilliance. We could not have our breakfast quietly, nor leave the lodge on time, because of tanager et al. action on the bananas. Green-headed Tanager is truly spectacular Brazilian Tanager is so brilliant red it hurts the eye Blue Dacnis are uber-pretty too. Here’s […]

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7 Reasons Why Wind Power Is The Future

2016 saw for the first time wind power create more electricity than coal. The Uk is currently the best place in europe to house wind farms. As the success of wind turbines grows so does their production, size and location. But why are wind turbines so good? Here’s 6 reasons why wind power is the […]

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POLL: Should the legal protections for the gray wolf be maintained?

Just because an animal is a predator doesn’t mean they’re not vulnerable. Take gray wolves – their population once thrived in the United States, but farmers nearly wiped them out of existence in the 20th century in an overly aggressive attempt to safeguard their livestock. Endangered Species Act protections have been critical in reviving gray […]

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Birding Wadi Thee Ghazal – Taif

Wadi Thee Ghazal is an excellent site on the outskirts of Taif that is always a great place to see some of the Arabian Endemics. Arabian Wheatear, Yemen Thrush and Arabian Serin are normally easy to find at the site and other southwestern specialities such as Little Rock Thrush can be located quickly. The dry […]

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POLL: Should wolves be restored in Japan to control sika deer and save forests?

From the peak of Mt. Rausu, a clear view of the Shiretoko Peninsula opens from the Okhotsk Sea on the west to the Pacific Ocean on the east. Below, a dense green boreal forest of conifers, maples, and birch hides hundreds of brown bears and 590,000 sika deer. Japanese wolves once roamed this wilderness but […]

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Brazil Days #4 and #5 – Transit Birding

Yesterday we left the Pantanal towards the second leg of our trip. We spent the day along the Transpantaneira road that connect Porto Jofre with Pocone. It was nice to experience some open habitats – vast wetlands and cerrado. We picked up a few birds and mammals along the road: Red-legged Seriema Scarlet-headed Blackbird Maguari […]

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