Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from 7th Space. In a genetic surprise, ancient DNA shows the closest family members of an extinct bird known as the Haitian cave-rail are not in the Americas, but Africa and the South Pacific, uncovering an unexpected link between Caribbean bird life and the Old World. Like many animals unique to the Caribbean, […]

Extinct Caribbean bird’s closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific — Repeating Islands

Snow moon — Travel with Intent

A full Snow Moon over St Albans, Hertfordshire, February 2021 There was no snow here to coincide with this stunning full moon, but Snow Moon is the name commonly given to the February moon. We have some great seasonal names for our moon, many of them going back to terms used by Native Americans who […]

Snow moon — Travel with Intent

No Drilling in Alaskan Arctic Refuge  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports A missed deadline for flights to look for polar bears means the work to locate oil reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is effectively killed. An Alaska Native group failed to meet a critical deadline as part of its proposal to conduct a seismic survey in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the […]

No Drilling in Alaskan Arctic Refuge  — Natural History Wanderings

Salton Sea Restoration Project — Natural History Wanderings

from Audubon State Habitat Restoration Project Breaks Ground at Southern End of Salton Sea Coalition of conservation and community groups says groundbreaking is positive step towards ending years of inaction at California’s largest lake. (Westmorland, Calif., January 13, 2021) – The California Salton Sea Management Program began construction this week on a project to restore […]

Salton Sea Restoration Project — Natural History Wanderings

Major national park expansion for South America’s other big forest | BirdLife — Natural History Wanderings

Birdlife reports Great news for the Gran Chaco, South America’s second largest forest and home to a host of rare and threatened species. This year, a major national park in Argentina will expand its size by almost 50% – benefiting both wildlife and local livelihoods. Read about the expansion of Gran Chaco at Major national […]

Major national park expansion for South America’s other big forest | BirdLife — Natural History Wanderings

USA: Save Tule Elk From Being Killed / Baby Trump Vetoes Bill that Would Eliminate Use of Large-scale Driftnet Fishing in Federal Waters. Please Support Campaigns. — World Animals Voice

SAVE TULE ELK FROM BEING KILLED (seaturtles.org) Next week, the fate of the free-roaming tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore will be decided. I need your help right now to protect these magnificent animals from being removed—or worse, killed—from the National Seashore. Tell California officials to vigorously oppose the Point Reyes-North District Golden Gate […]

USA: Save Tule Elk From Being Killed / Baby Trump Vetoes Bill that Would Eliminate Use of Large-scale Driftnet Fishing in Federal Waters. Please Support Campaigns. — World Animals Voice

Invasive Species Of Plants in India — Plant Science by Atrimed

While most plants are local, we have some plants that spread across territories alien to them and grow aggressively. These are species that grow and spread quickly and have the potential to cause harm are called ‘invasive’. They can threaten plants, animals, or any other aspect of biodiversity. Invasive plant species are usually found in […]

Invasive Species Of Plants in India — Plant Science by Atrimed

Good leopard news from China

This 2016 video says about itself: First ever video footage of snow leopards and common leopards using the exact same location. Filmed in Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve, China. Footage by Shan Shui Conservation Center, Panthera, Snow Leopard Trust, Government of Zadoi County, Qinghai, and SEE Foundation. From the University of Copenhagen in Denmark: Surprised researchers: Number […]

Good leopard news from China

A day in Pilanesberg— de Wets Wild

Mankwe Dam, a large man-made impoundment that holds water throughout the year and that’s a veritable magnet for wildlife, is located in the heart of the Pilanesberg National Park. On its banks you’ll find the Mankwe Hide, very popular with photographers and recently rebuilt after being destroyed in a veld fire. That is where we […]

A day in Pilanesberg: Hour 4 — de Wets Wild