Can manmade rope bridges offer relief for the world’s rarest primate – the Hainan gibbon? A new study shows promise.

Can manmade rope bridges offer relief for the world’s rarest primate – the Hainan gibbon? A new study shows promise.

The Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) is described as “The world’s most critically endangered primate.” In fact, its numbers are said to be much lower than any other primate on Earth. It’s found in just a single block of forest on Hainan Island, China, and nowhere else. Like so many similar creatures, it travels through the […]

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Massacre on Cyprus. Researchers call for a crack down on poachers who lure millions of birds to their deaths on the Mediterranean island with recordings of their own songs.

Massacre on Cyprus. Researchers call for a crack down on poachers who lure millions of birds to their deaths on the Mediterranean island with recordings of their own songs.

Millions of birds like the Sardinian warbler (above) and the Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) have been migrating through the region for a long time. And, each year for many years, poachers on Cyprus have been trapping and killing them illegally. The slaughter is now said to have reached “industrial levels.” A study just published by The […]

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Jizan to Al Namas: A Saudi Birding Epic

Jizan to Al Namas: A Saudi Birding Epic

Total Avian Species: 151 Total Endemics and Near-Endemics: 17 Highlights: Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris mitratus Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei arabica Philby’s Partridge Alectoris philbyi Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Dusky Turtle-Dove Streptopelia lugens African Collared-Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata Bruce’s Green-Pigeon Treron waalia Lichtenstein’s Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii White-browed Coucal Centropus […]

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Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia’s polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia’s polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

For well over a century, freshwater fish from Europe – the carp (originally from China), have been released, either deliberately or accidentally from fish farms, into Australian waterways. The fish, now widely regarded as pests, are thriving. Their habitat includes rivers flowing through the Murray-Darling Basin of New South Wales. Those vast waterways support, through […]

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