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 […]

via Red Toad — de Wets Wild

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 […]

via A Big Win For US National Parks — Natural History Wanderings

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 […]

via Palm oil from ‘orangutan capital of world’ sold to major brands, says forest group — IMURNEWS