Tuesday, 23 November 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-11775363 ). The foul-smelling (like rotting meat) fungus attracts flies but has not previously been recorded in Wales.
- November 23, 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/southchinatiger/southchinatiger.html ). Not only has the beast not been seen in the wild for more than 25 years but it has recently been demonstrated, using molecular techniques, that the 'South China tigers' maintained by captive breeding in China are actually hybrids.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/nov/16/south-africa-war-on-poachers). Apparently, rhino horn is now worth more than gold in Chinese and Vietnamese markets as it has been claimed that a minister from the latter country was cured of cancer by taking the powdered material. This has led to the numbers of rhinoceros being killed by poachers in South Africa more than doubling this year (compared to 2009) to more than 260. Some farmers are said to be attacked on the suspicion that they might have rhino horn in the farm safe! It is all a little sad that conservation of these animals is imperilled in the search for something that has at best only a placebo action. They might just as well use powdered human hair.
- November 17, 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
- November 08, 2010
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Monday, 1 November 2010
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