Vietnam’s Wildlife Crimes Code!

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 […]

via Law on wildlife crimes takes effect, but enforcement still weak — CVD


Wild Horses Get a Break!

BREAKING NEWS! In the 2018 Budget, AMERICA’S WILD AND DOMESTIC EQUINES WILL BE SAVED FROM SLAUGHTER AND DESTRUCTION! Thanks to all of YOU for making the many phone calls, sending faxes letters and visiting with your Congressional representatives. The language for the Omnibus Spending Bill has been released and it contains provisions against horse slaughter […]

via Great news in the 2018 Budget: America’s wild and domestic equines will be saved from slaughter and destruction — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Valley of the Elephants…

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 […]

via The Valley of the Elephants — Eyes on the Wild

Eastern Screech Owl, Master of Disguise!

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.

via The Masters of Disguise. — Old Guv Legends

Alaskan Black Bear!

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: […]

via The American Black Bear, Alaska. — Old Guv Legends

Long Tailed Tits…

This 18 March 2018 video is about long-tailed tits feeding on special peanut butter for birds in a garden in the Netherlands. See also here. Related articles Here’s where tropical forests have been destroyed for palm oil over the past 25 years Rosy starlings in the Netherlands Snow goose, rare in the Netherlands

via Long-tailed tits feeding — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Some of America’s Last Great Wildlife Migrations…

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 […]

via Protecting America’s Last Great Animal Migrations — Natural History Wanderings