Orangutan found shot, hacked at palm plantation with history of deaths

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Authorities in Indonesia are investigating the killing of a rare orangutan whose body was found riddled with bullet and knife wounds in an oil palm plantation with a history of orangutan deaths. Workers at the plantation in Seruyan district, in the Bornean province of Central Kalimantan, pulled the badly decomposed corpse […]

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White-browed Coucal – Raydah Escarpment

Whilst birding the bottom of the Raydah Escarpment in June 2018, I heard and saw a White-browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus. I eventually found the bird and after waiting some time, it came out into the open allowing some reasonable photographic opportunities. The subspecies of White-browed Coucal we get in southwest Saudi Arabia is Centropus superciliosus […]

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Suspected rhino poachers eaten by lions at South African reserve

At least two rhino poachers were eaten by lions on a South African game farm, according to the reserve’s owner. A ranger taking guests on a safari drive at the Sibuya game reserve in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday afternoon discovered human remains near a pride of lions. “We suspect two were killed, possibly three,” […]

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Lechuza Listada (Rusty-barred Owl) Strix hylophila (Temminck, 1825)

Primero que nada voy a agradecer a mi amigo Nicolás Pavese quién fue el que nos guió, nos acompañó, y nos hizo el aguante a los que no conocíamos a esta lechuza para que podamos fotografiarla con lujo de detalles. Sin mucho esfuerzo pero con la necesaria dosis de paciencia entre los 4 que compartimos […]

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POLL: Should US Wildlife “Killing” Services Be Disbanded?

From foxes and falcons to otters and owls, the USDA program is doing away with wildlife in droves. Wow. Who knew that the Wildlife Services branch of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHS) was so busy? I stumbled across their “Program Data Report G – 2017” and honestly, it stopped me in […]

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Promote Wildlife Conservation with our FREE animated logos

Please help us to increase awareness about the urgent need to preserve biodiversity by mounting one of our attractive, animated butterfly logos on your website or blog. The logo can be adapted to fit where you want to place it and to match the color of your website. It’s as simple as copying the HTML […]

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Video: A Rare Look at the Secret Life of Orangutans

In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, new research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans. Photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryll Knott, and National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Suro have documented rarely-seen unique orangutan behaviors such as making pillows, fashioning umbrellas, and displaying regional greetings. With orangutan habitats disappearing […]

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Sweden Road Trip

Got back last night from a week-long family trip to Sweden. Sweden is a wonderful country. We landed at Västerås and drove from there up north. First night we stayed near Sandvik, second near Bispgården and then we reached our destination – Luleå in the far north of Sweden. Lots of driving…From a family point […]

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Ghost towns of Chernobyl becoming wonderland for wolves

Not only are gray wolves thriving in the exclusion zone, they are starting to wander out into the rest of the world as well. After the 1986 fire and explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant released 400 times more radioactive fallout than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, most everyone left the area. Authorities […]

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