Mammals of Madagascar (Lynx Edicions)

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Most mammal guides aimed at wildlife watchers (and not scientists) tend to cover small and cryptic species as a group only, not going to a species level. Mammals of Madagascar with the Comoros, the Seychelles, Réunion and Mauritius (Paperback) by Russell A.

Rare Tortoises Found in Luggage

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I've finally started getting email updates from Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network. The tortoise- and drug-filled bags had come in on 1 June on an Air Mauritius flight and were discovered by Customs officers at the airport. The tortoises, all still alive, have been handed over to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) which is making arrangements for their return to Madagascar, news reports said. Tags: wildlife smuggling tortoises

Listening to Falcons: The Peregrines of Tom Cade

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Along the way he discovered German falconer and wildlife artist, Renz Waller, who successfully bred a pair of Peregrines twice during some of the worst conditions of WW II and two American falconers, Larry Schram and Heinz Meng who were successful in breeding Peregrines from 1968 to 1971. Feature photo of Tom Cade with Mauritius Kestrel by Carl Jones used by permission of The Peregrine Fund. Author Sherrida Woodley thinks deeply about dearly departed birds.

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When conservation and animal rights collide

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In responding to Suzie’s post defending wildlife rehabilitation I began to think again about the areas in which animal rights and animal welfare overlap with the field of conservation, and the ways in which they don’t. People would often express surprise that I, someone that cared about wildlife conservation, would eat meat. Wildlife conservation is concerned with protecting wildlife at the level of species or perhaps population.

The man who saved species

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As well as being an early pioneer in the field of island restoration, clearing the first New Zealand Islands of rats in the 1960s, he was also part of the export of that knowledge, in particularly teaming up with the Jersey Wildlife Trust to help save Round Island in Mauritius, and helping protect critically endangered birds in the Seychelles by eliminating invasive rats.

A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects: A Review

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The story of the flightless Dodo, discovered on the island of Mauritius in 1598 and killed off by 1700, is sad and familiar. Number 33, Parabolic reflector, 1888, for example, starts with the invention of the reflector by a German physicist and broadens into the early history of wildlife sound recording technology. We love our stuff, stuff being the term affectionately given to the objects with which we populate our lives.

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