There are 40 species of wild cats in the world, but many of them are under-studied and under-appreciated. In general, the charismatic big cats receive most of the attention, whereas the smaller cats are not celebrated as much as they deserve. To help remedy this, I am going to be releasing a series of posts […]
The Telegraph reports The self-proclaimed “Pablo Escobar of the falcon egg trade” is facing another lengthy jail sentence after being caught at Heathrow airport with a stash of 19 rare eggs strapped to his chest. He had arrived in London from South Africa carrying two rare vulture eggs as well as others from rare and endangered birds […]
A white desert flower in the Wadi Rum desert wilderness south of Amman, Jordan. The desert has been inhabited by many cultures, including the Nabateans who left paintings and writings on some of the rocks. Bedouins continue to live in the protected area.
A dead olive ridley sea turtle lies with a rope around its neck on Marari beach near Mararikulam in southern India. Getting tangled in nets and ropes used in the fishing industry are a frequent hazard for the vulnerable creatures, which hatch by the millions in their largest nesting grounds each year along the coast […]
Dead and dying kangaroos, goats and sheep stuck in drying mud in the drainage canal of lake Cawndilla, one of the four main areas of the Menindee Lakes.
A sloth bear in in the Amazon rainforest, near Iquitos, Peru. Sloths are medium-sized mammals belonging to the familiesMegalonychidae (two-toed sloths) and Bradypodidae (three-toed sloths), classified into six species.
Eight oriental fruit flies (Bactrocera dorsalis), considered the world’s worst invasive fruit fly, have been found at two monitoring stations in Italy. Annually, there are several reports of this species being found in infested fruit in France, Switzerland and the UK, and one individual was found in a trap in an Austrian fruit market in […]