The Last Days of American Wild Horses? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By : William E. Simpson II Native species American wild horses are vanishing from the American landscape at an unprecedented rate. Why? A lone wild stallion looks into a valley that once was home to hundreds of native-species American wild horses. Under guidance from the Department of Interior (‘DOI’) Secretary Deb Haaland and executed by […]

The Last Days of American Wild Horses? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

A memorable encounter with Sable Antelope — de Wets Wild

As mentioned in our previous post, the chief reason why Joubert and I decided to spend the first morning of our August trip to the Kruger National Park around Mlondozi Picnic Site was the recent sightings of a beautiful herd of sable antelope in that vicinity. Being one of our favourite antelope we couldn’t let […]

A memorable encounter with Sable Antelope — de Wets Wild

The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea — Antinuclear

One of them is the K-27, once known as the “golden fish” because of its high cost. The 360ft-long (118m) attack submarine (a submarine designed to hunt other submarines) was plagued with problems since its 1962 launch with its experimental liquid-metal-cooled reactors, one of which ruptured six years later and exposed nine sailors to fatal doses […]

The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea  — Antinuclear

ENVIRONMENT LAWS IN INDIA — Aishwarya Sandeep

The need for protection and conservation of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources is reflected in the constitutional framework of India and also in the international commitments of India. The Constitution under Part IVA (Art 51A-Fundamental Duties) casts a duty on every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including […]

ENVIRONMENT LAWS IN INDIA — Aishwarya Sandeep

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

Activities of humans are now having an impact on our environment and our global ecosystem. In the long run, it is a necessary condition for human survivability. Because biodiversity is an integral aspect of life on our planet, it is our moral responsibility to maintain this natural heritage. The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the […]

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports Even the staunchest defenders of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” massacre on Sunday of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins, which were driven into shallow waters of the Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy and left writhing for hours before being killed. The Sea Shepherd […]

Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands — Natural History Wanderings

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people. There are an estimated 7,500 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Killing […]

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports Over 10% Of Florida’s Total Manatee Population Has Died So Far This Year In Florida, wildlife managers and environmental groups are stunned by a record number of manatee deaths. More than 750 manatees have died since the beginning of the year, the most deaths ever recorded in a five month period. Most of […]

Florida Manatees Are Dying Of Starvation At An Alarmingly High Rate : NPR — Natural History Wanderings

Record number of environmental activists murdered  — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports A record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered last year, according to a report by a campaign group. 227 people were killed around the world in 2020, the highest number recorded for a second consecutive year, the report from Global Witness said. Read more at  Record […]

Record number of environmental activists murdered  — Natural History Wanderings

Apple snail: The threat and potential economic impacts on East Africa — Invasive Species Blog

Earlier this year, scientists from CABI and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) published new research confirming that the apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, had been discovered in Kenya for the first time. Widely considered to be one of the most invasive invertebrates of waterways and irrigation systems, the apple snail threatens Kenya’s rice production……

Apple snail: The threat and potential economic impacts on East Africa — Invasive Species Blog