Schismaderma carens While naturally occurring in savanna and woodland habitats and breeding in deep, permanent pools of water, the Red Toad is often found close to human habitations, no doubt finding the bounty of insects attracted by outside lighting very attractive. Being rather large amphibians at about 10cm in length, they’re surprisingly adept at climbing […]
Estefania Fernandez Barrancos studied aroids in Panama and found that they have a hard time recolonizing secondary forests.
Alt National Park Service reports A big win! The Trump administration abruptly disbanded an advisory committee earlier this month whose recent recommendations to greater privatize national parks were met with heavy criticism. The Interior Department quietly ended meetings of the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee more than four months before its charter was set to expire […]
There are numerous important economic and ecological reasons to conserve forests, in addition to intrinsic and emotional reasons. Meg Lowman explains the value of forests, for the planet and for humans.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a U.S.-based environmental group. A Rainforest Action Network (RAN) investigation showed Asia-based palm oil traders […]
Ecuador is mentioned in the title but is not the only country where deforestation is putting at risk the survival of one of the big predator species in the hemisphere. Thanks to Kimberley Brown, writing in the Guardian, for her reporting from our neighborhood to the south on one of the animals we have featured […]
THIS IS THE COUNTRY THAT ADMINISTERS GALAPAGOS, ALSO.
A recent study shows that male emerald ash borers infected with a deadly fungus readily transmit the fungus when mating, opening doors for future biological control efforts.