Petition: Greenpeace – No Super Trawlers


The link below is to a page where a petition can be signed online to send to the Australian Prime Minister to stop super trawlers working in Australian waters.

For more visit:
https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/index.php?cid=28

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

 

Bad Ideas Department: Working to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth


The article below reports on the joint venture of Russian and South Korean researchers working to bring back the Woolly Mammoth from extinction. Yeah – straight from the Bad Ideas Department I reckon.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0319-hance_woollymammoth.html

Thailand: Anti-Poaching Efforts Working


The article below explains how camera traps in Thailand are proving that anti-poaching efforts seem to be working in that country – specifically in the ecologically important Western Forest Complex. Many rare species have now been recorded in the camera footage, indicating healthy populations of a number of threatened and rare species.

Read more at:
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1220-hance_videotrap_thailand.html

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.