South America: Guyana


Massive Area of Rainforest to Be Protected

The link below is to an article reporting on how Guyana is working to protect 40 million acres of rainforest, which will protect some 80% of the country’s rainforest.

For more, visit:
http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/guyana_news/569935.html

 

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Africa: Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area


The link below is to an article on the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), established in 2011 by Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is a huge conservation area the size of Italy.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/travelnews/2012/03/pictures/120327-africa-parks-conservation/

Article: Northern Territory – Limmen National Park Declared


Massive New National Park Declared in the Northern Territory

The article below reports on the establishment of a new national park in the Northern Territory. Limmen National Park is located on the Gulf of Carpentaria and covers a massive area. When coupled with the Limmen Bight Marine Park, the area protected is a staggering 10 000 square kilometres.

For more, visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/massive-new-national-park-declared-in-northern-territory.htm

India: Village Moves to Preserve the Tiger


An entire village has been relocated in India to allow for the preservation of the Tiger. The village of Umri moved out of the area and were compensated for doing so. It is thought that only about 1700 tigers remain in the wild in India.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/entire-indian-village-relocates-sake-tigers.html

Australia: New South Wales – Cullunghutti Aboriginal Area


The NSW government has announced the formal gazettal of the Cullunghutti Aboriginal Area near Nowra. This area, protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, protects a culturally significant area of some 67 hectares.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/DecMedia12021402.htm

Check In: Day 3 of Holiday


Today was spent chiefly at Dorrigo National Park, where I spent nearly 5 hours on a bushwalk through the wilderness surrounding the Never Never Picnic Area. This is a spectacular area within the Dorrigo National Park. I could quite easily have spent far more time there trekking up both Sassafras Creek and Rosewood Creek. These are some wild streams that cut there way through the heart of the national park. Given all of the recent rain in the region, they were truly at their best today.

The new camera got a work out today, but I am not completely sold on it – though as a camera for panoramic photos it is fantastic and well worth buying for that function alone. The photo I have included with this post is of Rosewood Creek directly above Coachwood Falls. It is a brilliant place and very wild indeed.

I did pick up several leeches throughout the day, with one attaching itself to me just below the left knee. It wasn’t found for some time and had a good feed and I a good bleed after it was removed. Several more were found in my socks but they weren’t able to force their way through.

I’ll be working on the various photos and videos over the next week or so and putting together various packages for the website, Flickr, YouTube, the Blog, etc. There are some really terrific photos and videos among them. Hopefully today’s shot will whet the appetite for the rest of them.

 

Climate Change: Further Evidence


Further evidence has emerged for climate change with King Crabs now moving into the warming waters of Antarctica. The appearance of these crabs in Antarctic waters is cause for real concern as they pose a serious threat to endemic species in this area.

For more on this story visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/03/king-crabs-invade-antarctica-40-million-years.php