India: Namdapha Tiger Reserve


The link below is to an article reporting on how camera traps in Namdapha Tiger Reserve have confirmed that the reserve is still inhabited by tigers and elephants. Previously it was thought to be largely ’empty’ due to poaching.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0415-hance_namdapha_cameratraps.html

AUSTRALIA: TRAGEDY IN THE OUTBACK – Man Found Dead in the Kimberley


A man thought to be from Queensland has been found dead in the Australian outback. The body was found in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, in the far north of the state on the Meda cattle station, about 40km west of Derby.

Near the body was the man’s desperate plea for assistance with the word ‘help’ written in the dirt. He had constructed a shelter and his water bottle was empty. No vehicle has yet been found.

The man was some 15km from the Meda cattle station homestead on the 1.25 million acre property.

The temperatures in this region had reached 40C last week. The man is thought to have died a few days ago.