Australia: Tasmania – Tarkine Mine Approved


The link below is to an article reporting on an approval for a mine in the Tarkine region of Tasmania, home to the endangered Tasmanian Devil.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/deadly-tarkine-mine-gets-go-ahead.htm

Australia: Wessel Islands – Aboriginal Art Work Discovered


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of some extremely important Aboriginal art work in the Wessel Islands of the Northern Territory, Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/aboriginal-rock-art-may-depict-first-ship-arrivals.htm

Peru: Junin Tapaculo


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a new bird species in the Peruvian cloud forest – the Junin Tapaculo.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0802-new-bird-peru.html

Republic of Congo: Elephant Poacher Arrested


The link below is to an article reporting on the arrest of an elephant poacher in the Republic of Congo.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0801-hance-poaching-arrest-pepito.html