Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News. Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones.

Rarer than Tigers: the Indian Wild Dog

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In the morning, still sleepy, we enter the jungle, where a sounder of Indian Boars (a long-maned subspecies Sus scrofa cristatus ) is watching us, standing among the first trees, right next to the road. Birds included common species such as Black Drongos , Jungle Babblers and a Hoopoe. These days, the species shares habitats with Tigers, Snow Leopard, Bears, etc. Trips Dhole endangered species India MammalsIndia, February 2013.

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Birding and Wildlife photography at Limneo Lodge, Kerkini Lake, Greece

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With more than 312 so far recorded bird species, Lake Kerkini National Park offers great birding year-round. In spring, a huge heronry of 10 species (including Spoonbill , Glossy Ibis , Squacco , Purple , and Night Heron , Pygmy Cormorant , etc.)

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Tiger Afternoon

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On her own, two months ago, she took down a big, old and experienced Indian Boar , who already had some old tiger claw scars. Conservation endangered species India Mammals tiger Maharashtra, February 2013. Trying not to inhale so much of the dust cloud that envelops us, I am sporting a bandana tied bank-robber style. A winding track through dense woodlands takes us to the Telia Lake in the southeast of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.

Sometimes you get the bird…

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Sharks cruise off the city’s beaches, and just yesterday a deadly species of snake was found in a suburban railway station. Further afield, there is a poisonous mammal, the platypus, many waterways are filled with the carnivorous Saltwater Crocodile, and a species known as the box jellyfish is so dangerous that it causes the closure of every beach across the entire north of the continent for several months each year, and achievement that the sharks can only look at in wonder.

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The Final Days of the Danube backwaters in Belgrade: Chinese Belt and Road Initiative is coming to Serbia

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In mid-December, I was birding along the Beljarica levee (Beh-LYAH-ritza), my local patch north of Belgrade, when something other than birds attracted my attention: three wild boars , appearing all black because they had just swam through the swamp to reach the bottom of the levee.

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Beljarica Backwaters: Some good news announced (but not yet official)

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I am not used to good news, and am suspicious of them. What could be the big picture here, my suspicious mind keeps asking? But let me go back – you do not know the news! My readers are already familiar with Beljarica Backwaters, as described in half a dozen posts here at 10,000 Birds.

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Gaur Morning

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A sounder of Indian Boars is watching us from the jungle. They belong to a long-maned subspecies Sus scrofa cristatus (like four-legged Greco/Roman crested helmets) and are my second race of boar seen in India, while I still remain the only Serbian birder who has never seen one closer to home! Other species I can recognize are colloquially called crocodile bark tree, due to the bark pattern, and paper bark. February 2013.

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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When choosing the top birding area of Serbia for a weekend visit, head for lowlands, Deliblato Sands and Labudovo Okno complex with 250 bird species. If you have 5-7 days, combine these two zones, adding wetlands around the village of Baranda (220 species).

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The best-kept birding secrets of Belgrade

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and 180 bird species ( Ferruginous Duck , Black Woodpecker ; Icterine , Eastern Olivaceous and Barred Warblers ) recorded so far. I made this tour myself several days ago (late July), and will report mostly on the species I actually found, as well as some mammals.

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The Kerkini Lake, Greece: Dipped One, Got One

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It’s the boar hunting season. The soil is disturbed by foraging boars (and there is not a single shot from those hunters). By the cliffs we find several Eurasian Crag-Martins and a consolation species – a family of Golden Eagles in the air! The next morning is for the Kerkini Lake, one of the youngest national parks of Greece, protected only ten years ago, in 2006 and inhabited by 11 amphibian, 27 reptilian, 44 mammal and 312 bird species.

Freeze-birding down the Danube

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A shot or two coming from the opposite bank, but they do not sound like geese shooting – more like boar hunting. Scanning the water for rarer species… S. At the snowy Danube riverbank, we are waiting for geese to come to their roost inside the mostly submerged island. It is a January afternoon and several degrees below freezing.

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Birding Pulau Ubin-Singapore

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There are also wild boars and macaque monkeys and you are advised to not rustle plastic bags, because they associate the noise with food. Although the tide was in we were still able to observe several species of shorebird on Pulau Sekudu. One bird species that we had hoped for during our visit to Singapore was the White-rumped Shama. The last bird species to be added to our bird list for the day on Pulau Ubin was the Thick-billed Pigeon.

The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

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The majority are clearly Mallards , followed by Garganeys , with one and possibly more Green-winged Teals , also Ferruginous Ducks … Surprises among them are one Common Shelduck , a species that most likely breeds some 15 mi from here (and my first shelduck of the year) and an even greater surprise: two Eurasian Wigeons. Wigeons are only migrants and not a breeding species in Serbia and August is a bit too early for any longer distance duck movements.

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The Belgrade Amazon Campaign or the House of the Eagle

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Annex II of the Bern Convention lists 45 of Beljarica’s bird species, with a further 91 species in Annex III. The Convention on Migratory Species (the Bonn Convention) lists two of these species – the Ferruginous Duck and the White-tailed Eagle – in Annex I, with a further 64 species in the Annex II. Finally, 24 species in Annex I of the EU Bird Directive were recorded in this area.

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The Lion Forest of India

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This park protects the largest remaining tract of dry deciduous forest in the west of India, offering visitors 37 species of reptiles, 38 species of mammals and, not to be forgotten – almost 300 bird species. Still, for the majority of visitors, there seem to be only one species – some of the last of the 400 remaining Asiatic Lions ( Panthera leo persica ). while herbivores are represented by Chital (above) and Sambar deer, Wild Boar, Nilgai antelope, etc.

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Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Lower Peirce Reservoir-Singapore

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By the time we reached the Upper Thomson Road we had a spent three hours sauntering through the park and had a list of over forty bird species. We had not expected to see too many bird species on this short walk, but sometimes these short walks can have a surprise or two. There were wild boars and monitors rustling through the leaves as well as the plantain squirrels that we had become so accustomed to.

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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl–A Book Review

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The fish owl is an endangered species, and before Slaght’s work, very little was known about it, especially in Russia. (It Well, the snowmobile ride back to civilization at the end of phase one, zooming over slush as ice breaks behind them, is understandably exciting, as is the burning field outside their camp in the middle of the night, and the herd of stampeding boar that narrowly misses Slaght one evening.

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Where to watch birds in Belgrade

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The Veliko Ratno Island birdlist is about 170 species long, of which more than 90 were observed from the Dorcol Promenade. Highlight species: Ferruginous Duck , Goosander , Red-breasted Merganser , Red-crested Pochard , Greater Scaup , Velvet Scoter , Black-throated Diver. In late February and March, the only duck species that does not overwinter here is heading back – the Garganey. In comparison to the Dorcol Promenade, number of both species and individuals here is smaller.

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Prespa Lakes National Park, Greece: the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world

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In all that swirling of swallows, I am not certain was there a third species, so I keep watching. Supposedly, in Spring this area is teeming with migrating passerines, but in September, I recorded a mere dozen species, including very numerous Red-backed Shrikes (9 in this area alone). According to the latest data, 273 bird species were recorded in the national park, 160 of them breeding in it.

Birding the Little Rann of Kutch

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Back on dirt tracks by a Desert Wheatear decorated bush (bellow), to spot five or six Wild boars disappearing among the bushes. They belong to the same species like those found back in Europe, Sus scrofa – which inhabits a belt stretching from northern Africa and Europe all the way to Indonesia, but a different subspecies, S.s. The next two species are the Southern Grey Shrike and the Tawny Pipit , also characteristic for this habitat type. Wake up buzz at 5.30

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Finding an Asian Openbill in Singapore-second ever record!

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We had found thirty four bird species so far in Singapore and had to admit defeat due to lack of sleep and returned to the hotel. We had been busying bird watching all over Singapore and had reached 112 bird species and had decided it was time to visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. We had observed thirty six species of bird by the time we made it around to the tower overlooking the ponds that were gradually filling up as the tide came in. 169 bird species and one day to go!

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Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe by Lars-Henrik Olsen

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More importantly however, there used to be a time when identification guides were published that focussed entirely on the British Isles, leaving out many species of “continental” Europe, and these were labelled “of Britain and Europe” to promote sales outside the UK and Ireland. Those were amongst the most annoying field guides to use on the “continent” as so many potentially confusing species were left out. I am a birder, and I love birds.

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve Singapore

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Then there are the Wild Boars, Plantain Squirrels, Monitor Lizards and of course the bird-life. There is a really good number of bird species to be observed in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and it is an eBird Hotspot. Over two hundred bird species have been observed in the nature reserve and we found it an excellent place to go birding and walking. This bird species was encountered in the parks and gardens in Singapore as well as the forests.