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British Animal Challenge: September and October update

It’s been a while since I wrote the last British Animal Challenge update – back in the long, hot days of August. Now the clocks are about to change, and there’s been a lot of rain, so spending time outdoors is less attractive. 95 more words


Australia aims to end extinction of native wildlife by 2020

Australia’s Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats. 135 more words

Human Impact

Birds, Slow-worm, and Hedgehog signs etc

Sarah has kindly posted some comments under the recent Grey Wagtail posting, but we thought her interesting comments merited a whole new posting. Thank you Sarah! 266 more words


Bonfires, and wildlife photos

The following paragraphs are due to appear in the next Westfield Community Association newsletter, which will be circulated after bonfire night, so we thought a reminder now about Hedgehogs using wood piles meant for burning would be useful! 227 more words


In Search of the Elusive Canada Lynx

The iconic and oh-so-majestic Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) quickly conjures up the vast forest lands of Canada. In Eastern Canada, though, humans have greatly modified its habitat. 1,326 more words


EcoMinga’s Primates 2: The Demons of Candelaria

Fifteen years ago, as I was in the forest exploring Cerro Candelaria (now EcoMinga’s largest reserve at 2700 hectares) near Banos in Ecuador, I heard a familiar but always-impressive loud sound, like the roar of a lion on steroids. 709 more words


The lesser mouse-deer (Tragulus kanchil)

Lesser mouse-deer, Khao Yai National Park

The lesser mouse-deer or kanchil (Tragulus kanchil), also known as the lesser Malay chevrotain, is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Tragulidae family. 79 more words

Khao Yai National Park