Other Animals

I really can’t wait for my birding in Rogaland as it is all so grey and gloomy in Oslo just now. At least there was no fog today so it was possible to see what little is around. The two remaining Guillemots were visible on Maridalsvannet today and are clearly finding enough to eat. At
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Another fantastic day here in the Pantanal with Panthera and Pantanal Nature. We went out on the boat in the morning and in the afternoon. We had a breathtaking Jaguar encounter with a wild, un-habituated male. We followed him from a distance for a while. He pounced on a Cayman but missed. Wow. We also
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Stuffed in rows of tiny wire cages, animals like rabbits, foxes and raccoon dogs lie motionless. Their feet are sore from the barren wire flooring, and their muscles are weak from never getting to run outside. The animals waste away in warehouses or outdoor pens, eating low-quality food that barely keeps them alive. They’re the
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 “Suddenly everyone in Paraguay is interested in birding,” says Tatiana Galluppi, a conservationist with NGO Guyra Paraguay. “Citizen science is booming, and guides are starting to get calls from international tour operators.” We’re heading out of Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, toward San Rafael National Park. Galluppi has offered to give me a tour of
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After a long and exhausting trip, including lost luggage (still!) and delayed flights we finally arrived last night at Porto Jofre in the Pantanal. We are kindly hosted by Panthera.org in their lovely accommodation. I couldn’t wait for first light, and my first hour of birding in Latin America was indeed mind-blowing. All those new
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The Gambaga Flycatcher breeds from Africa (Ghana to Somalia) and into south-west Arabia. It is a breeding summer visitor to the highlands of the Asir. It frequents lightly wooded areas and open wooded hillsides particularly where acacia occurs and mostly above 1500 metres often near water. Nests are usually placed in the fork of a
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Do you know meI am a pangolinI try to surviveMy numbers getting thinPeople eat my babiesTake my home from meCan you help stopThis misery? Please sign:  https://act.nrdc.org/letter/pangolin-esa-181119?source=EMOPANPET&tkd=%7B%7Buser.id%7D%7D&utm_source=alert&utm_medium=actr&utm_campaign=email&t=11&tkd=4101250&akid=2998%2E4101250%2EW9m9dV Karen Lyons Kalmenson I am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! I have managed to incorporate my eternal woodstock nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world.
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While conservationists continue to sound the alarm for species moving closer to the brink of extinction, there’s some good news to celebrate for fin whales, gray whales and mountain gorillas with the latest update of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. According to the Red List, there are
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Spectacled Eider. Photo: Tom Ingram/Audubon Photography Awards ANCHORAGE, AK - The current land management plan operating in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is a gold standard for balance between conservation and development in the Western Arctic of Alaska. Yet the Trump administration announced today plans to disturb that balance by launching the redo of the NPR-A
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In suburban New England, gobbling gangs roam the streets. Wild Turkeys, each weighing in at 10 or 20 pounds, loiter in driveways, trapping residents inside their homes. They lounge on decks, damage gardens, and jump on the car hoods. Flocks of 20 or 30 birds roost in backyards, while particularly plucky turkeys chase down mailmen and
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Cinematographer Douglas Thron is no stranger to the destructive force of wildfires; he’s spent decades capturing the aftermath such infernos leave behind. But nothing could prepare him for the scenes resulting from the California’s deadly Camp Fire. “I have never witnessed anything like it,” Thron told The Dodo. “This is the most devastating fire I’ve
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