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 […]

via Introducing the Fishing Cat Conservancy: A Fortuitous Meeting — The Jaguar


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 […]

via Prolific Bird Smuggler Arrested with 19 Rare Eggs at Heathrow Airport — Natural History Wanderings

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 […]

via Major invasive pest found for the first time on agricultural land in Europe — The Invasives Blog