GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, MOZAMBIQUE-NEWS AND COMMENT: This is an interesting example of how the intervention of humans can inadvertently alter the course of evolution. The… Read More »Ivory poaching over decades led to the evolution of elephants without tusks
China has mitigated the impact on the conservation of the white dolphin when building a bridge across the estuary of the Pearl River. China has… Read More »China improves conservation of the white dolphin despite the building of a bridge
Here are two wonderful photographs of the gerenuk. As you can guess from the photographs, this interesting species of antelope is also known as the… Read More »Is the gerenuk endangered? Yes, because of human activity.
The Times reports today (Oct 11, 2021) that undersea electricity cables cause brown crab to sit still. It seems that the electromagnetic field around the… Read More »Underwater power cables cause crabs to sit still and their cells change
India’s Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forests and Climate Change (wow, what a title!), Ashwini Kumar Choubey, wants… Read More »Suggestion to rename Jim Corbett National Park
This is Ndakasi with her caretaker and lifelong friend Andre Bauma, a park ranger who cared for her. I don’t know but this might be… Read More »Extraordinary photograph of dying female mountain gorilla in the arms of her human caregiver
Animals are mentioned less in novels than before mid-19th century reflecting a disconnect with nature
It is a troubling picture: a gradual decrease in awareness of nature and biodiversity since about the middle of the 19th century. It indicates a… Read More »Animals are mentioned less in novels than before mid-19th century reflecting a disconnect with nature
Robot lawnmowers operating day or night are severely injuring hedgehogs. The head of an animal welfare society in Hamburg, Vanessa Haloui, said that she has… Read More »Hedgehogs are victims of killer robot lawnmowers
Carrie Johnson is both the wife of the Prime Minister of the UK and the head of public relations for the Aspinall Foundation. She issued… Read More »Carrie Johnson’s plans to fly 13 elephants to Kenya are unjustifiably criticised
This is another story of the dysfunctionality in the relationship between humans and animals. The kea or alpine parrot is considered to be intelligent, mischievous… Read More »New Zealand’s kea escaped to the mountains to avoid being shot at by people?
NEWS AND COMMENT: This is just a short note but the story is unusual and quite interesting and therefore worth sharing. It concerns a Rolls-Royce… Read More »Rolls-Royce Phantom retrofitted with illegal crocodile skin is seized
In the UK, rare bat populations are growing due to milder winters and springs caused by climate change as well as strong wildlife protection laws,… Read More »UK: rare bat populations are growing in number
Research indicates that robotic lawnmowers kill hedgehogs because they cannot see them despite sometimes being able to see other objects. Scientists, in a study, evaluated… Read More »Robotic lawnmowers cannot see hedgehogs and so they kill them
Europe’s griffon vulture population had declined from 1000 in 1952 to a colony of 100 near Bosa in Sardinia by 2015. The stark drop in… Read More »Sardinia’s griffon vulture makes comeback because of carrion cafés
NEWS AND NEWS-ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe’s parks authority has granted 500 elephant hunting permits. They are being auctioned to help pay for the upkeep of national parks.… Read More »Zimbabwe grants 500 elephant hunting permits
Yes, peregrine falcons are protected in the UK by law. An excellent example of that protection is currently published in today’s The Times newspaper. Network… Read More »Are peregrine falcons protected in the UK?
Rupert Grint, the Harry Potter star, wants to develop a barn on his estate into three new three-bedroom homes. He withdrew a previous application to… Read More »Rupert Grint upsets residents with plan to turn barn into 3 houses
In an interesting twist, the US Geological Survey has advised American researchers to wear personal protective equipment and take Covid-19 tests before handling bats in… Read More »Bats in the wild are being protected from getting coronavirus from humans
In the UK it is illegal under wildlife laws to cut down trees and bushes in which birds are nesting. When a developer is planning… Read More »Housebuilders wrap bushes in netting to stop birds nesting