No Verão de 2007 duas pessoas muito preocupadas, Juan Blanco  e Jacquie Cozens, ficaram estupefactas com a chacina brutal e flagrante de tartarugas todas as noites nas praias da Ilha do Sal e decidiram ambos fazer alguma coisa contra isso. Leer más.

To continue the great herping in the spanish Mediterranean islands this year, I went to the Balearic for one month. About 15 days were spent on Menorca and then, 15 days on Mallorca. My main goal was to see the famous endemic species of both islands, of course, but including most subspecies of Podarcis lilfordi which lives on several small islets not so far from the coast. I didn’t get enough time to visit Cabrera ; this will be done in a next trip. Leer más.

In a joint effort by the researchers Dr. Gopalakrishna Bhatta of Department of Biology, BASE Educational Services Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru; Dr. K.P. Dinesh and Dr. C. Radhakrishnan of Western Ghats Regional Centre, Calicut; Mr. P. Prashanth of Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Agumbe and Mr. Nirmal U Kulkarni of Mhadei Research Centre, Chorla Ghats have discovered a new species of limbless yellow striped caecilian from the Belgaum district of Karnataka which is part of the Western Ghats of India. Leer más.