Monthly Archives: March 2012

Animal ” Pop” Science Of Limited Value / Benefit

MEDIA-DRIVEN “pop” science about aspects of animal life is of limited contribution to long-term conservation, an international whale and dolphin conference has heard in Galway. Such “short, sharp” sound bites do have a role, but can deflect attention from the … Continue reading

Posted in Cetaceans and Whaling, Conservation, NGOs, Oceans, Wildlife | Tagged

Originally posted on Passing Through . . . .:
These Buffalo live on a ranch outside of Evergreen, CO, about 4 miles from our place.  I especially enjoy photographing the buffs when there are a bunch of new babies.  I missed catching the mother…

Posted in Uncategorized

Whitethroat / Törnsångare

Photo: Ann Novek Latin name ( From RSPB) Sylvia communis Family Warblers and allies (Sylviidae) Overview The whitethroat is a medium-sized warbler, about the size of a great tit. It has quite a long tail which it flicks and cocks … Continue reading

Posted in Birds | Tagged

Garden Warbler / Trädgårdssångare

Latin name ( From RSPB)Photo: Ann Novek Sylvia borin Family Warblers and allies (Sylviidae) Overview A very plain warbler with no distinguishing features (a feature in itself!).  It spends a lot of its time in the cover of trees and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged

” Roads To Resources” Not Worth The Expense, Say Conservationists In Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A new report by conservation groups on Gov. Sean Parnell‘s plan to build roads to resource-rich parts of Alaska claims the projects will cost much more than most people realize. The study comes at an important time, with … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Forestry, Landscape and Nature, Technology, Urbanization | Tagged ,

Time, energy, unselfishness, and thoughtfulness

Originally posted on Pondering About…:
Pondering About… View original post

Posted in Uncategorized

South Africa Mules New Trophy Hunting Rules

France242012-03-29:                      AFP – South Africa may impose new limits on trophy hunts as it combats a devastating surge in rhino poaching, with 150 killed illegally so far this year, the environment ministry said Thursday. Big game hunters are allowed … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Hunting, Wildlife | Tagged

Sri Lankan Conservationist Battle Plan On High Way Through National Park

The Guardian2012-03-30:                      Threat to wildlife posed by Chinese-funded road through Wilpattu park is cause celebre in island’s postwar tourist boom Leopards in Wilpattu national park, Sri Lanka. Conservationists hope plans for Chinese-funded road through the park will be made … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Wildlife -Man Conflict | Tagged

The Latest Buzz On Bees: Pesticides

France242012-03-30:                      AP – A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees, important species already in trouble, two studies suggest. But the findings don’t explain all the reasons behind a long-running bee decline, and other experts … Continue reading

Posted in Insects, Pollution and Toxics | Tagged

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks Got Protection But Not Whale Sharks

PR Newswire2012-03-31:                        TUMON, , March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a U.S. proposal, while an Australian proposal to ban … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Fishing, Oceans | Tagged