Raja Chatterjee, 50, is secretary of Junglees, one of the biggest wildlife conservation NGOs in India. He was witness to the first nationally documented release of a healthy tiger into the Sunderbans forests after sustained medical treatment for an injury in Kolkata zoo. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone with even a fleeting interest in ecology and wildlife, he says.
A critically endangered clouded leopard cub has been captured by tribes people in a remote area of Bangladesh. Many conservationists thought the leopards were actually extinct in the country.
Mohammed Islam from the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh says the find is "exciting and hugely significant". Clouded leopards are solitary, nocturnal and arboreal cats. They are also one of the least studied leopards because of their secretive and timid nature.
The Trust is now trying to release the cub.
Wavescape and Ocean Minded invite you to see Fly in the Champagne, to be projected onto a large outdoor screen at the Bay of Plenty lawns on sunday 26 July at 6pm. Bring a hamper and blanket and enjoy this powerful portrayal of surfing's biggest rivalry: Kelly Slater vs Andy Irons, and its explosive finale in heaving surf at the lefthander Kandui in Indo.
* Lank spot prizes will be given away *
SANParks wish to inform its customers that the bookings for accommodation in all its National Parks including Kruger National Park for both June and July 2010 will open on the 1st July 2009. This decision was taken to facilitate a smooth booking process across all SANParks accommodation facilities during the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup period. The FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup takes place from 11 June to 11 July 2010.
Bo Kaap’s location, just above Cape Town’s busy CBD, may be explicitly stated in its name (bo meaning ‘above’ in Afrikaans), but that’s just about the only thing obvious or boring about this quarter of culture in Cape Town. Tucked into the slopes of Signal Hill, the area is steeped in a rich history.
Table Mountain has made it into the final round of the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest beating the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Azure Window in Malta and the Rock of Aphrodite in Cyprus for a spot on the shortlist.
The top 28 wonders from around the world were announced today, Tuesday July 21, by the New7Wonders Foundation in Zurich, Switzerland. The finalists include legendary sites such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Grand Canyon in the USA and the Amazon in South America.
The flowers are out already in the West Coast and if you have never seen this before this is the year to do it. It's a worthwhile experience.
So why not take the family and head for Langebaan for a few days. See the flowers, experience West Coast hospitality and enjoy some of the great seafood they have on offer.
Much to do and see. Give me a shout for more ideas on this.
Joel Parkinson earned his second Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay title on Wednesday, posting a dominant performance in the 40 minute final where he convincingly defeated Damien Hobgood in classic one to 1.5 metre waves at Supertubes.
The final day of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay is underway as one to 1.5 metre waves continue to peel down the Supertubes point.
Event No. 5 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay is coming off an historic day of competition that saw cranking surf, perfect scores and some major upsets. Today’s culmination will crown a champion by day’s end and play an important role in the 2009 ASP World Title race.
Once again we had mixed emotions and wind conditions on both courses
I was on the Laser course AND Dave on the Hobie/420 course.
The wind started out in the morning at about 10-15 knots southwest, but dropped quickly before we got out on the water.