Dec 042017
More than 100 reindeer killed by freight trains in Norway 'bloodbath'

More than 100 reindeer have been killed by freight trains in northern Norway in the past days in what has been called a senseless tragedy. One train killed 65 deer on a track on Saturday while 41 died between Wednesday and Friday, the public broadcaster NRK reported late on Sunday. “I’m so angry that I’m […]

Oct 252017
POLL: Should animal traps in our National Wildlife Refuges be banned?

Since the first National Wildlife Refuge was designated in 1903, hundreds of refuges have been created and 150 million acres of land and water across the nation have been protected. These refuges now provide homes to hundreds of species, including those who are endangered and threatened — and as a bonus, they draw millions of […]

Oct 202017
POLL: Should wild boar be culled in order to control the population?

Drew Pratten admits it can be a little unnerving to suddenly come upon a wild boar in the forest. “They are very big. When they growl at you it’s primal. You get the sort of feeling deep in your stomach that you get when you hear a lion roar. But these animals don’t want to […]

Mar 152017
Austria flouts EU law to cull otters

Lower Austria is planning to trap and shoot 40 otters in the very near future. This is in spite of the fact that otters are protected by the European Union Fauna and Flora Habitats Directive. This is in response to appeals from fishermen stating that there are too many otters. The numbers quoted for that […]

Apr 102016
FAA aims to save millions of birds by changing static red airport lights

In an attempt to save some of the millions of birds that die each year after being bewildered by airport illumination, changes will be made to the US lighting towers that warn approaching pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration said it will change the lighting on towers across the US after its research found that birds […]

Sep 092012
The Leeudril Leopard - an Incredible Encounter

Leeudril is a waterhole situated along the dry Nossob river in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This 15,000sqmi Kalahari desert reserve straddles the South African and Botswana border regions and was created when two national parks were merged – these being South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park. Kgalagadi means “place of […]