Last update 07:30 | 21/03/2018 vietnamnet VietNamNet Bridge – On January 1, 2018, the 2017 amended Criminal Code with stricter provisions and heavier sanctions on wildlife crime took effect. Criminals can be sentenced up to 15 years in prison Criminals can be sentenced up to 15 years in prison and a pecuniary penalty of up […]
The Luangwa Valley was once called the Valley of the Elephants, and was estimated to have 250,000 elephants. The population plummeted and in 1989 was estimated at 18,000. Poaching and snaring have been aggressively controlled, and it is now stable at around 20,000, if not increasing. The Great Elephant Census* aerial survey, helped by the Nature […]
Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. You better have a sharp eye to spot these little birds of prey. Location: Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, USA. via Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl – Traveler Photo Contest 2013 – National Geographic.
An American black bear salmon fishing While on an Alaskan cruise my wife chose an excursion where we flew by float plane from Ketchikan to Neets Bay in the Tongas National Forest to hopefully see some ‘wild’ black bears in their natural habitat salmon fishing. We were not disappointed Image Credit: Photograp by JennerTaylor/GuardianWitness Source: […]
The New York Times had a recent op-ed about a rare worthwhile action by the Department of Interior The interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, recently directed the agencies in his department to work with states and private landowners to minimize development and disturbance in migration corridors and winter ranges used by elk, mule deer and pronghorn […]
Last update 11:27 | 20/03/2018 vietnamnet VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are struggling to find solutions to address deforestation and development violations, which are rampant in many localities across the province. Several big trees were illegally chopped down in Gia Lai Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Forest rangers here […]
Hello everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I will not be able to post any of my usual content this week. An exciting study has just come out about how leopards (Panthera pardus) might be protecting people from rabies in Mumbai, and I am eager to finish my Belize series. But I am […]