Samples collected from pangolins confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade were screened for coronaviruses and other pathogens at Vietnamese research and diagnostic laboratories.
“someone sent me an email telling of his own experience of the kind of intimidation which conservationists can encounter when faced with the Money Men of this world”
The wildlife youth forum offers Orkney young folk the chance to have their say and be actively involved in wildlife conservation in Orkney
This is just a reminder, before the 5th of November, about checking your bonfire for hedgehogs.
A close up of a Kumlien’s Gull’s eye, with speckled markings that aren’t quite what they appear, taken by Rebecca Nason in Lerwick Shetland, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, ‘Capturing Ecology’.
“It was a warm, sunny day, so we fancied a short, gentle walk. We decided to go for the easiest way to Marwick Head. “
“A wild Orchid in the domestic Mint box……living happily together……….”
“There aren’t any foxes in Orkney. I’ve wondered why, and thought it’s probably because they didn’t get here after the Ice Age – the waters rose, and that was that. Like there aren’t any snakes in Ireland – one of those things. “
“So what does a hedgehog do when, snuffling across a lawn for worms, it meets a robotic mower? Most wildlife will run/fly away if it can. But the hedgehog?” Hugh Warwick
“Kraak washes his frogs before he eats them! “