Illegal hunting is a widespread and serious problem in Malta, with poachers specifically targeting raptors (birds of prey) and Herons as well as rare migratory birds. This persecution reaches its peak during migration periods, when large numbers of raptors, herons and other protected species are killed by poachers.
BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home. BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoscnik, its “message for Nagoya”, an urgent Europe wide appeal to save the world’s biodiversity, as he leaves for the Japanese city hosting the world summit on biodiversity.
Every year, 100,000 albatrosses are killed needlessly by drowning on the end of fishing hooks. 19 of the 22 species of albatross in the world are threatened with extinction, largely because of long-line fishing. If you can help us act now, the Save the Albatross campaign can help stop these magnificent birds from becoming extinct. […]
This past Saturday myself and a friend went on a road trip to Gainesville, Florida to visit the Butterfly Rainforest, associated with the University of Florida. It was rather an overcast day, with the sun sneaking out on occasion. We looked along the way at different small ponds and the like to see what we […]
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge is now full of ducks (northern shovelers,pintails,american wigeons and blue winged teals), roseate spoonbills, kingfishers, and the like. The trick is getting them in the right light. Black Point Drive seemed to have most of the action this past weekend. The early morning or late afternoon light is so much better! […]
This past weekend I was at the Viera Wetlands, located in Viera, Florida. It is one of my favorites places to photograph. This time of year the activity really gets going and it did not disappoint! The ducks haved started to arrive, as in hooded mergansers, blue winged teals and northern shovelers. The crested caracara’s […]
The weekend before last a friend of mine and myself made a trip to Gainesville, Florida, to the Butterfly Rainforest that is part of the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History. They have butterflies from all over the world. Once a year, for two weekend mornings, they have a private workshop, put on before […]
Yesterday I received some wonderful news!! I placed First in the Baby Animals category, Pro level, of the 2011 National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest, with the image shown. With so many excellent photographers out there, I feel privileged to have been given this award! I am passionate about trying to capture the best in our […]