Monthly Archives: May 2011

Little Thoroughbred Foal—Part II

Posted in Horses

3 Poachers Killed on The Kruger

Rhinos need all the protection they can get May 2011. Soldiers have shot three poachers in the north of the Olifants River in the Kruger National Park. “The poachers fired on the South African soldiers who then returned fire,” says … Continue reading

Posted in Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking

Banned Poison Found on Shooting Estate

Skibo Estate shoot manager convicted May 2011. A shoot manager on the prestigious Skibo Estate has been convicted of possessing over 10kg of a highly toxic banned pesticide – enough to poison the entire Scottish population of birds of prey … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Pollution and Toxics

The Little Thoroughbred Foal—Part I

Posted in Horses

Illegal Trade in Turtles and Corals Rampant in Philippines

Manila – When Philippine officials confiscated two large shipments of black corals and more than 100 stuffed sea turtles two weeks ago, environmentalists were not surprised at the illegal haul. For them, the seizures merely highlighted the rampant illegal marine … Continue reading

Posted in Oceans, Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking, Turtles

The Sad Fate of the Sturgeon

TULCEA — Alas, poor Harald. Wired up to a satellite transmitter, he had much to teach science about the life of the great sturgeons of the Danube River and Black Sea. His probable demise is a cautionary tale of the … Continue reading

Posted in Fishing

Superstitions re Snakes and Other Animals

A sand boa can bring a shower of money, literally, but only for those who catch this snake and sell it illegally. The condition applied is the snake should be more than 3.5kg, otherwise it cannot be the part of … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Behaviour, Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking