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Wildlife

Botswana wildlife bonanza in Okavango Delta and along Linyanti River

Botswana wildlife bonanza in Okavango Delta and along Linyanti River

It’s a scintillating morning in north Botswana, and I’m privileged to be standing within touching distance…

Wonders of Bird Migration – and Threatened Asian Wetlands

Wonders of Bird Migration – and Threatened Asian Wetlands

Birds may undertake marathon flights using astonishing navigation skills – yet are threatened by careless habitat…

Javan Jungles inc Ujung Kulon Indonesia

Javan Jungles inc Ujung Kulon Indonesia

Gunung Halimun National Park Hearing soft calls – woo woo-ooh – I look up, searching the…

Conservation

Fightback Needed as Science and Life Support System Under Attack

Fightback Needed as Science and Life Support System Under Attack

Growing up in the 1970s, I loved the outdoors and wildlife, and was highly impressed by…

A Tale of Two Spoon Bills and East Asia Wetland Threats

A Tale of Two Spoon Bills and East Asia Wetland Threats

Notes from the leading edge of the sixth mass extinction If you were to liken the…

Unrelenting China eco horror show threatens us all

Unrelenting China eco horror show threatens us all

I first came to China in 1985, to study bird migration at Beidaihe, on the coast…

DocMartin Photos: fine art photography at very fine prices

Science

Covid is airborne so ventilation and air filtration are important

Covid is airborne so ventilation and air filtration are important

Since early in the pandemic, I’ve been seeing scientists arguing Covid is airborne, even with hashtag…

Long Covid – info and links indicating major impact

Long Covid – info and links indicating major impact

While deaths from Covid have proven most newsworthy, evidence is snowballing that Long Covid is also…

Perhaps Covid arose through lab leak of tweaked bat Coronavirus

Perhaps Covid arose through lab leak of tweaked bat Coronavirus

When I first read of Covid originating near a lab conducting experiments with viruses, I thought…

Travel

Wailingding – Zhuhai island south of Cheung Chau

Wailingding – Zhuhai island south of Cheung Chau

Though physically similar to Po Toi, and little more than 10km south of Cheung Chau, Wailingding…

On Safari in the Valley Where Snow Leopards Roam

On Safari in the Valley Where Snow Leopards Roam

With a broad river surging through a valley that’s in places like a canyon, hemmed in…

Kenting – Laid-back Southernmost Taiwan; and Almost Polynesia on Lanyu

Kenting – Laid-back Southernmost Taiwan; and Almost Polynesia on Lanyu

On a fine day, the Eluanbi Lighthouse is a peaceful place. A few tourists stroll into…