Every year, millions of dragonflies fly thousands of kilometres across the sea from southern India to Africa. So says a biologist in the Maldives, who claims to have discovered the longest migration of any insect. If confirmed, the mass exodus would be the first known insect migration across open ocean water. It would also dwarf […]
An extremely rare and incredibly reclusive bird—the Junin Rail—was seen and photographed near a high Andean Lake this past Sunday, February 26, 2012. “More people have climbed Everest and visited space than have seen this amazing creature. For me, this event was equivalent in ornithological terms to finding the Holy Grail. Frankly, I never expected […]
The poor hunters of Idaho couldn’t find enough deer to kill, so to make life easier for them the Idaho Fish and Game Department (At least, unlike many states, they don’t pretend to be a wildlife department) has killed more than 300 wolves to allow humans to buy licenses to kill the deer instead. Last […]
These Common Toads were filmed on April 24th, rather late considering that toads emerge from hibernation around February/March and head straight to ancestral ponds to breed, following the same migration route each year. Males are smaller than females and many stop on the migration route waiting for the females to arrive so they can hitch […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the cancellation of two toxic pesticides that were documented by American Bird Conservancy to have recurrently poisoned hundreds of birds. Read full article published by American Bird Conservancy. Dimethoate is an insecticide used on many different food products including blueberries, a fruit often eaten by birds such […]
Five of the six species of vultures in Nigeria have been wiped out, according to a scholar. True to the scholar’s finding, only dead Vultures are now found in places where they once flourished. Meanwhile, there are just a few programmes that currently address the drop in the population. A colleague drew my attention to […]
A young otter is being looked after by an animal welfare charity after being found inside a seafood restaurant in Fort William. The 10-week-old female along with a 12-week-old male found hiding under a post office counter in nearby Caol a few days earlier could be orphans. Read full article.