New Species of the Greater Mekong


The link below is to an article reporting on new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region of Asia.

For more visit:
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=222513

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Amazon in Crisis


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Amazon rainforest and the environmental destruction going on in that region. The article contains a good number of photos.

For more visit:
http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/pictures-silent-crisis-amazon-20140507

Africa: Sahara Desert Wildlife


The link below is to an article reporting on the decline of large animals in the Sahara Desert region of Africa.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1203-hance-sahara-big-animal-crisis.html

Spontaneous Travel


The idea of spontaneous travel has always been something I have loved, even though I’m probably one of the worst exponents of it. When I was younger I used to like getting a group of friends together and heading off into the Great Outdoors, of which there was plenty in New South Wales, Australia – even in our region around Newcastle. Many great times were had travelling around the Barrington Tops, Watagans and the Central Coast. Now though the whole idea of spontaneous travel seems almost to difficult to materialise. However, in recent times the dream of spontaneous travel has returned and I have real intentions of realising it.

The link below is to an article that takes a look at spontaneous travel and gives 9 ways you can bring it about.

For more visit:
http://blog.travelworldpassport.com/be-more-spontaneous-travel-often/

Australia: Northern Territory – Crocodile Attack at Mary River


The link below is to an article reporting on a crocodile attack in the Northern Territory’s Mary River region.

For more visit:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10264863/Swimmer-snatched-by-crocodile-in-Australian-river.html

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