Film Maker: Shekar Dattatri Time: 45 minutes English 2002 It has indeed been very disturbing to read some of the news pegs last week in various Indian newspapers about the Olive Ridley turtles. The Times of India mentioned on 29th January 2019; ‘Pregnant Olive Ridley found dead in Kanyakumari’. The headlines in The New Indian […]

via Film Review: The Ridley’s Last Stand © Sangeeta Venkatesh — sojourn-with-san


We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]

via Wildlife Conservation: Is it enough? — Agenda For Survival

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart


This video is called National Geographic Animals 2017 | Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle! | Wildlife Documentary. From the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in the USA: Tracking turtles with telemetry New model predicts where Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles travel to help protect endangered species March 14, 2019 A new model has been created […]

via Leatherback turtles, research and conservation — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Budget Proposes $8.6 Billion to Build Ecologically Devastating Border Wall WASHINGTON— The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal contains an unprecedented $2 billion (14 percent) cut for the Department of the Interior and a $2.8 billion (31 percent) cut for the Environmental Protection Agency, while adding $8.6 billion for border-wall […]

via Trump Slashes Funds for Endangered Species, Environmental Programs — Natural History Wanderings

Over 1500 Turtles and Tortoises Found Abandoned in Luggage!

1539 rare and exotic Star, Red-footed, African Paarl and Red Slider turtles and tortoises were found abandoned in luggage at the Manila Airport luggage pick-up. The creatures were duct- taped and carefully containerized inside four pieces of otherwise regular looking travel luggage.

      Estimated black market value is $115,000