This is my dream – this is my nightmare

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Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse One Chinkara (Indian gazelle) male follows the female keeping his head low and sniffing her. Indian gazelle You know the secret of how African park rangers find animals for tourists?

Birding Dulan County, Qinghai

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Gazelle, maybe Goitered ? Dulan County is a large county in east-central Qinghai, China. Sparsely populated and at an average altitude of 3200 meters, it has a bit of an end-of-the-world feel to it, particularly the ranger station at around 4000 meters, where we stayed for a few nights.

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On "The Wild"

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Finally, people who object to our moral stance jump species and say we should object to the lion killing the gazelle. Twice in the past 24 hours (once here and once on Stephanie's blog, in the comments )I have come across the following statement: "[insert animal here] are safe from predators, get fed regularly, and are better off on farms than if they were in 'the wild.'"

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Mammals of South Asia (Lynx Edicions)

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monkeys, deer, gazelles, etc.). I was lucky to visit India several times, but as a keen birder I carried along only a bird book, and even upgraded it to a new edition between the trips.

The 300 survivors

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One Chinkara (Indian gazelle) male follows the female keeping his head low and sniffing her. There are some seven birds among the 100 most endangered species on the planet on the list of fauna and flora listed as the rarest by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Zoological Society of London – and this morning, I am after one of those!

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Is my Rhino Still Alive?

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One Springbok gazelle came to drink, but kept a respectful distance staying by the smaller puddle. The annual number of rhino poached in South Africa last year rose to 1,215, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa told a media briefing in Pretoria two weeks ago. On average, over 100 rhinos were illegally killed each month. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said the figures showed a 21% increase in poaching from 2013, topping that year’s total by 195.

Tanzania – Africa at its best

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Most famous for the great wildebeest migration, a phenomenon of 2 million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and eland seasonally moving across the plains and woodlands following an ancient course charted by seasonal rainfall. Tanzania is without a doubt the quintessential African safari nation.