Wild Sand Cat Kittens Seen for the First Time

For details, please visit the ISEC website.


A Hard Deadline: We Must Stop Building New Carbon Infrastructure by 2018

I have long thought that we have no chance of dealing sensibly with climate change.

This Ecologist article should make for sobering reading but I doubt its contents will even make mainstream news. Here is the opening sentence:
There will be enough fossil fuel-burning stuff – cars, homes, factories, power plants – built by next year to blow through our carbon budget for a 2 degrees Celsius temperature rise.

Cheetahs Return to Malawi

Mongabay reports that earlier this month African Parks, the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife flew four African cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) from South Africa and reintroduced them to Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi. Cheetahs in Malawi have been extinct for nearly 20 years.

A Cheetah is released into a boma at Liwonde National Park as part of the translocation to restore predators to the park. Photo by African Parks / Frank Weitzer.

Feral Cats: Trap-Neuter-Return

These two Cat Watch blogs are worth reading:

The above blogs reminded me of a 2013 ScienceDaily article (Feral Cat Control Could Benefit from Different Approach) which is also worthwhile reading.