POLL: Should fur farming in Finland be banned?

With its noble face and thick glossy fur, this Arctic fox may look appealing. But a glance inside its tiny wire cage reveals it is lying in its own filth. It is held with hundreds of other animals including silver and red foxes. Some have eye infections and others are so obese they can barely […]

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Four Black-throated Thrushes in Deffi Park – Jubail

Phil Roberts and I went to Deffi Park on 20 January to see if we could find any displaced birds. Weather to the north of us has been very severe with lots of snow and we were hoping the cold weather may have moved birds south. Deffi Park is a large urban park in Jubail […]

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From a new bird to a new community reserve: India’s tribe sets example

SINGCHUNG, India — “Follow the rustling in the bushes,” whispers Phurpa Tsering, tiptoeing aside. I hear a brief low-pitched call. A bird, larger than a sparrow but smaller than a pigeon, stirs in the branches before diving deeper into another bush in the ravine. Its partner trails behind, revealing a fleeting glimpse of the bird’s […]

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Lechuza de campanario (Barn owl) Tyto alba

En un nuevo aporte escrito para el Blog compartimos estas fotografías de otra de las hermosas lechuzas que pudimos observar junto al amigo Nicolás Pavese; la Lechuza de campanario, Chuinda en mbyá-guaraní. Espectacular cerrar el año de esta manera, increíble poder ver y fotografiar a esta especie, pensar que hasta comienzos del 2016 solo había […]

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Feed a fishery, starve a seabird

Competition for fish stocks with fisheries to feed humans could be forcing seabirds to go hungry, according to new research. The study, published Dec. 6 in the journal Current Biology, reveals that seabirds’ share of fish has dropped by nearly 20 percent over a span of 40 years. Expanding large-scale fisheries, meanwhile, have increased their […]

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Capuchino canela (Tawny-bellied Seedeater) Sporophila hypoxantha

El pasado 20 de Diciembre aprovechando las vacaciones nos fuimos a la siesta con Nico hasta Ituzaingó a pescar un rato y a aprovechar para fotografiar algo de aves. Tuvimos la suerte de encontrarnos con algunos Capuchinos y este juvenil Capuchino canela fue el que mas colaboró con nosotros para poder fotografiarlo. Pese al alto […]

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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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