Cryptozoology, BioForteana, and Remarkable Species
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Politics of Jaguar Conservation
Monday, June 15, 2009
NJ Monk Parakeets
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Say No to H.R. 669
Poorly drafted legislation purports to squelch the threat of invasive species, but does little more than create massive bureaucratic headaches, ignore primary invasive threats (plants, feral domestic animals) for sensationalized "exotics," and lay waste to the herpetoculture, aquaria, and aviculture trades without rational justification.
Details from PIJAC, and Kingsnake, and NoHR669.
Friday, February 20, 2009
OT: PIJAC Python Alert
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Local Politics and Monster Hunting
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Nationalism Arises over Snake Description
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Anecdotal evidence is leading to investigation as to whether Bighorn sheep are found in the Pioneer Mountains, Idaho. Due to a controversial disease-management policy (creating a buffer zone between wild and domestic sheep), the findings could lead to more political frays. (News source.)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Chinese Gov't and the Tiger Photo
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Giant Spitting Earthworm Endangered
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Marc Van Roosmalen Freed on Appeal
Biologist Marc Van Roosmalen (well-known for his new species discoveries) has been released by a Brazilian judge, pending appeal for trumped-up charges.
From the Washington Post:
"On Tuesday, Roosmalen was ordered released pending an appeal, according to a court official who spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with court policy. Roosmalen's lawyer confirmed the ruling.
"Over the past decade, Roosmalen, a naturalized Brazilian, has described seven new monkey species in the Amazon and has garnered a number of international awards for his research and defense of the Amazon. In 2000, Time magazine named him one of its 'Heroes for the Planet.'
"He tried to auction off the rights to name the new species over the Internet, with the proceeds going to help preserve their habitats. But the court ruled that since he was working for a government agency when the monkeys were found, only federal officials were entitled to decide on the names."