For such an arid area – average rainfall measures around 200mm per annum – the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife. Apart from a wide variety of desert-adapted plants and invertebrates, the Park’s lists boast 62 kinds of mammals, 274 species of bird (of which 78 are resident throughout the […]

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A newly discovered species of saddleback trapdoor spider found. Photograph: Suppki/AAP Thirteen new species of spider have been discovered on Queensland’s Cape York peninsula – adding to the thousands of known species that give Australian wildlife its fearsome reputation. The new species were found by scientists, teachers and Indigenous rangers during a 10-day journey to […]

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Source: Earth Justice New proposed changes aim to change the way the agency upholds the Endangered Species Act July 19, 2018 Washington, D.C. — Today, Ryan Zinke’s Department of Interior released a series of proposed changes to the way the agency interprets and carries out actions under the Endangered Species Act. Among the proposals are: […]

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Worrying: ‘Child of Krakatau’ volcano stirs to life in the Pacific From the “this can’t be good” department and AFP: An Indonesian volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa erupted on Thursday, spewing a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit. Anak Krakatau—a small volcanic […]

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photo by Carol Walker taken at recent BLM tour of the Bruneau feedlot Source: BLM News Release Idaho Contact: Heather Tiel-Nelson For immediate release (208) 736-2352 July 19, 2018 Bruneau Wild Horse Off-Range Corrals to temporarily close due to strangles outbreak BRUNEAU, Idaho—The BLM is voluntarily closing the Bruneau Wild Horse Off-Range Corrals (ORC) to horses entering […]

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