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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

IUCN: Big birds lose out in a crowded world

Yes, birds again...
"One of the world’s largest species of bird is on the brink of extinction according to the 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for birds, just released by BirdLife International, an IUCN Red List partner. "

Read the complete article about almost extinct birds and some of the successes with previously critically  endangered birds:
IUCN - Big birds lose out in a crowded world

National Geographic: "Glam Rock" Lizard Among New Madagascar Species

Also National Geographic published some photos of recently discovered species from Madagascar. I think I have a photo of a family member of the translucent frog...
Photos: "Glam Rock" Lizard Among New Madagascar Species

Monday, June 6, 2011

WWF: Treasure Island: New species discoveries in Madagascar

I've been to Madagascar, do the (endangered) unique wildlife over there still had a special place in my heart. WWF reports on newly discovered species of lemur, chameleon and gecko, with cool photos too!

WWF - Treasure Island: New species discoveries in Madagascar

National Geographic: Chubby Snipe holds nonstop record

Impressive bird figures in this article; it's like John Goodman winning the New York marathon!

"In a new study, scientists have discovered that great snipes can complete a transcontinental flight across Europe, from Sweden to sub-Saharan Africa, in only two days without resting. The birds traveled roughly 4,200 miles (6,760 kilometers) at an average speed of 60 miles (97 kilometers) an hour."

Lately I have been blogging about birds (in The Netherlands) a bit more. Also about waders like the Godwit (Grutto), that bird is also mentioned in this article. Impressed by those birds, might I become a 'birder'?

World's Fastest Bird? Chubby Snipe Snaps Nonstop Record

Sunday, June 5, 2011

nu.nl: Olifanten bijna zo sociaal en slim als mensen

Ah, interessant onderzoek dat gedaan is op de grens van Kenia en Tanzania. Eindelijk wat credits voor die slurven. De mens staat niet boven de natuur. Wel even uitkijken met de antropomorfe projecties natuurlijk. Bokito lachte ook niet lief naar die mevrouw. Hij was gewoon een gorilla.
Olifanten bijna zo sociaal en slim als mensen | nu.nl/wetenschap