Satara Summer 2021 – Bateleur Lunch — de Wets Wild

Bateleurs are beautiful eagles, and always attract attention from visitors to our Kruger National Park, one of their few remaining strongholds in South Africa. Being able to watch this one gulp down a Natal Spurfowl – feathers and all – that it had killed next to the road leading to Nwanetsi from Satara is another […]

Satara Summer 2021 – Bateleur Lunch — de Wets Wild

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

This article by Desmond Brown appeared in Inter-Press News. Here are some excerpts, with a link to the complete report below. A marine biologist has cautioned that the mass deaths of starfish along the United States west coast in recent months could also occur in the Caribbean region because of climate change, threatening the vital […]

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Jessica Aldred (The Guardian) writes about a major report that explains how loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver of region’s coral decline. The report warns that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them, primarily due to the […]

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands

New research from the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. “We are seeing alterations to local reef fish populations due to warming ocean temperatures, particularly in those Caribbean countries that are […]

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands

Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change — Repeating Islands

A report from Science Codex. For more than 20 years, conservationists have been working to protect one of the most recognizable reef fish in the Caribbean, the endangered and iconic Nassau grouper, and thanks to those efforts, populations of this critical reef fish have stabilized in some areas. But in a new paper, published in the […]

Success of conservation efforts for important Caribbean Reef fish hinges on climate change — Repeating Islands

Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Dominican Today announced that the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has officially opened the humpback whale watching season for 2022, which runs from January 15 to March 31 in the Bay of Samaná and until April 15 at Banco de La Plata in Puerto Plata. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources officially began the […]

Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Satara Summer 2021 – Vervets versus Dikkoppe — de Wets Wild

Mazithi Dam is a man-made watering hole 10km north of Tshokwane Picnic Site in the Kruger National Park. It is a magnet for wildlife and there is always something of interest to see there. When we arrived at Mazithi around 2pm on the 19th of December, a troop of Vervet Monkeys had just raided the […]

Satara Summer 2021 – Vervets versus Dikkoppe — de Wets Wild

Lawsuit To Reinstate Sperm Whale Protections — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Lawsuit Launched to Reinstate Protections for Endangered Sperm Whales Threatened by California Drift Gillnet Fishery SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups today announced plans to file a lawsuit to reinstate rules designed to protect endangered sperm whales from deadly, mile-long drift gillnets in ocean waters off California. The National Marine Fisheries […]

Lawsuit To Reinstate Sperm Whale Protections — Natural History Wanderings

Lawsuit To Protect Whales & Dolphins From Sonar — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from EarthJustice Whales & Dolphins: Lawsuit Seeks to Reduce Harm from Navy Sonar in Pacific Millions of marine mammals face injury, death off Hawaiʻi, Southern California A lawsuit filed in Hawaiʻi federal court today challenges the National Marine Fisheries Service’s approval of a 5-year plan by the U.S. Navy for testing and training activities off […]

Lawsuit To Protect Whales & Dolphins From Sonar — Natural History Wanderings

Poo from the world’s largest animals have a stunning effect on ocean ecosystems—and even carbon capture — Natural History Wanderings

Anthropocene A million additional whales defecating close to the surface would be like having massive ocean fertilizer machines—absorbing as much carbon as forests covering a continent Read more at  Poo from the world’s largest animals have a stunning effect on ocean ecosystems—and even carbon capture

Poo from the world’s largest animals have a stunning effect on ocean ecosystems—and even carbon capture — Natural History Wanderings