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In pictures: Up close and personal with the cutest, hairiest and scariest beasts in the Asia-Pacific

In pictures: Up close and personal with the cutest, hairiest and scariest beasts in the Asia-Pacific

By Mon, Mar 24, 2014 10:14AM UTC Comments Off In pictures: Up close and personal with the cutest, hairiest and scariest beasts in the Asia-Pacific

WHILE Asia isn’t like the wilds of Africa with wildebeests, mass migrations and vast national parks there are an array of incredible animals that are unique to this part of the world that can be found in various contexts in the wild or domesticated. From China to Mongolia, India, Nepal and Malaysia, here are some...

Cold War thaw makes chilling news for wildlife in Korea’s DMZ

By Fri, Sep 07, 2012 8:00AM UTC Comments Off pic: TECH. SGT. Scott Stewart, U.S. Air Force (public domain)

The Korean Demilitarized Zone or DMZ – the 250km-long buffer zone which divides North Korea and South Korea – has served as an unintentional wildlife reserve since the Armistice Agreement of 1953. The near total absence of development and humanity from the DMZ has allowed native Korean wildlife to thrive over the years. Sure, there...

Korean tigers return… sort of

By Sat, Oct 29, 2011 12:30PM UTC 2 Comments Korean tigers return… sort of

It seems that the question of whether Korean tigers can make a comeback is at the first step towards having an answer. The Korea Forest Service has brought from China two Baekdu-san tigers. They are currently living at the Daejeon O-World zoo, in what looks like from the photo below, in pitiful conditions....

Escape to Noosa: The perfect place for flood recovery

By Mon, Jan 31, 2011 1:55PM UTC 3 Comments Noosa National Park. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

I spent a few days R&R at Noosa this week, a beach town 130km north of Brisbane, hence the hiatus from blogging. It was a wonderful chance to relax after all the work to my house that was affected in the Brisbane floods. It was also possibly the most uneventful three days of my life...