Archive for March 2011

Tiger Numbers Increase in India

March 31, 2011

Good news.. or apparently so…

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110328131310.htm

Jon

New Trip Reports – China (Pandas) and Argentina & Chile

March 30, 2011

I have just added two great reports from Nov 2010

Indri’s trip to the Qinling Mountains is here
http://www.mammalwatching.com/Palearctic/palearctchina.html. THey saw 11 species including Giant Pandas, Golden Takins and Common Goral.

and Stefanie Lahaye and Tim Lieben spent 5 weeks in Argentina and Chile & saw 39 identified species including a Tawny Tuco-Tuco, Mountain Viscacha and a Six-banded Armadillo.

Jon

The Daily Mammal

March 30, 2011

This is a nice idea: Jennifer Kinyak is based in the US and is aiming to draw a different mammal species every day and so work her way through all 5,000.

A mammal a day keeps sorrows away… and I agree!

http://www.dailymammal.com/

Jon

Fewer Bats Carry Rabies Than Thought

March 25, 2011

ScienceDaily (Mar. 22, 2011) — Bats tend to have a bad reputation. They sleep all day, party at night, and are commonly thought to be riddled with rabies. A study by University of Calgary researchers has confirmed that bats are not as disease-ridden as the stigma suggests.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110131133323.htm

Jon

Against the Tide: Currents Keep Dolphins Apart; Study Finds Invisible Oceanographic Factors That Keep Populations Separate

March 25, 2011

ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) — Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and other conservation and research groups have discovered that groups of dolphins in the western Indian Ocean do not mix freely with one another. In fact, dolphin populations are kept separate by currents and other unseen factors.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110324153708.htm

Jon

RFI – Colorado Chipmunks

March 19, 2011

Does anyone know any good spots for Colorado Chipmunks close to Denver? And will they be out of hibernation by the end of this month?

thanks

Jon

RFI – Mammals of the Hindu Kush

March 19, 2011

If anyone has been to Chitral Gol National Park or that area of Pakistan I would be interested to hear from them. I should have a weekend there next month. Markhors will be easy to see (in theory) and there is a remote chance of a Snow Leopard. But is there anything else I ought to be looking for?

thanks

Jon