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Top 10 new species for 2015 announced

A list of the top 10 new species for 2015, compiled annually by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), has been announced to coincide with the anniversary of the birth on May 23 of Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist who is considered to be the father of modern taxonomy. 

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An Indonesian man has been arrested on suspicion of wildlife smuggling by Indonesian police after almost two dozen rare live birds in his luggage.
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Read some of the latest features from the writers of Wild Travel magazine 


Don’t miss out on The Gambia – part 1

It would be a pity to deny yourself an amazing holiday amongst the unique wildlife and friendly people of the West African country of Gambia simply because of an unfounded fear of Ebola, says Sheena Harvey. In this first part she visits the reserves closest to the Gambian coastline  Read more...

Queensland rainforest encounters

Stephen Moss explores the rich habitat and engaging wildlife in one special corner of the Australian state of Queensland  Read more...

Thandi: A survivor’s story

Very few rhinos survive having their horns poached, but in the Eastern Cape of South Africa one lucky individual fights on. Sophie Stafford tells Thandi’s incredible true story and asks what it will take to stop the killing   Read more...

Don't miss out on the Gambia - part 2 

In the second part of her trip to the amazing West African country of The Gambia, Sheena Harvey travels up river to find chimpanzees, hippos and the biggest owl she has ever seen. Read more...


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Every week we will feature a reader photo on our home page. The congratulations this week goes to Andrew Abbott for his picture of a baby Ring-tailed Lemur.


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