Wild Asia

Photo Headlines The Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural Areas? Southeast Asia is in the grip of a biodiversity crisis Presentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015 Pangolins: why this cute prehistoric mammal is facing extinction Facebook Asian Ecotourism Network flickr groups Ecotourism Asia Twitter @IndianBotanists @WildAsia YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/rameshboonratana …

Crickets

Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library Cricket = an insect related to the grasshoppers. The male produces a rhythmical chirping sound Also see: cricket (sport) Recommended Listening https://www.abc.net.au/events/ozpod/ozpod-2018-striking-a-chord/10386688 https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/god-39s-chorus-of-crickets Planeta.com Insects Wildlife Cricket Listen

National Monument Links

Photo: Gold Butte Links related to national monuments presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments The inadvertently released documents show that department officials dismissed some evidence that contradicted the administration’s push to revise national monument designations, which are made …

Mammals

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Carnivora Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia, distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands. Females of all mammal species nurse their young with milk, secreted from the mammary glands. – Wikipedia Headlines …

Zoos

Poster Zoo = an establishment that maintains a collection of wild animals, typically in a park or gardens, for study, conservation, or display to the public Accreditation https://www.whyanimalsdothething.com/how-to-understand-zoos-accrediation/ https://www.aza.org/accreditation http://zaa.org/accreditation https://www.sanctuaryfederation.org World Association Zoos and Aquariums – @waza Features How to move a giraffe World Tapir Day Planeta.com Wildlife Tourism Wildlife Responsible Travel Week

Monarch Butterflies

Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarch on the milkweed The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.monarchwatch.org http://www.namonarchs.org https://www.nwf.org/Home/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Invertebrates/Monarch-Butterfly Sex, Lies and Butterflies sex-lies-butterflies – @PBSNature Recommended Listening The bitter taste of the monarch butterfly – Off Track – Native to North America, it was an …

Foxes

Photo: National Park Service, Island Fox Fox = a carnivorous mammal of the dog family with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, proverbial for its cunning Island Fox (Channel Islands, California) https://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/nature/island-fox.htm Planeta.com Mammals Wildlife

Mexico’s Bats

Photo: US Department of Agriculture, Vampire Bat Video University of Mexico Professor of Ecology Rodrigo Medellin travels deep into the Yucatan rainforest to research and photograph two rare carnivorous species of Vampire bat. Rodrigo Medellin http://web.ecologia.unam.mx/medellin https://www.instagram.com/rodrigomedellin1223/ https://twitter.com/rodrigomedellin Tweets by rodrigomedellin Photos Embedded Tweets Wonderful documentary about @rodrigomedellin's search for Mexico's false vampire bats, filmed …