A report by Claire Salisbury for Brazzil. The multimillion-dollar legal wildlife trade in species originating from Amazonian countries has been analyzed in detail for the first time. A new report produced by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC), UK, identifies the major export routes for millions of animals and plants — from live parrots […]
The bird conservation group BirdsCaribbean has released a statement questioning the export of rare parrots from Dominica to Germany. BirdsCaribbean also joined over a dozen international groups asking the United Nations to investigate the export and help return the parrots to their native island. Caribbean News Now reports: In March of this year, 12 wild […]
Unwilling to leave the animals so soon, we decided to drive south through Kruger National Park, rather than taking the quicker but infinitely less interesting highway. It was quick and easy to get into the park and we were surprised by how few instructions we were given before being waved through the gates. Going on […]
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 […]