We’re mad about Madagascar.

The tomato frog, Dyscophus antongilii, is a near-threatened endemic from Antongili Bay in Madagascar’s north east. The species’ situation is yet another example of gross negligence and lack of understanding, as pet-traders profited from the export of vast numbers from the island. Beautiful and endangered, …

Interesting albatross personalities

Albatross and chick image; Credit: © Shutterstock The albatross is perhaps one of the iconic birds, with its traditional mythology among ancient and modern sailors of different views! The personality of the bird is likely to be well-developed, given the great life-span, the niche as …

Horses look back

Przewalski horse via Shutterstock Przewalski’s horse represents the only physical link to ancestral horses, but after the dog, the boar and many ovines and bovines came the horse. We domesticated horses last. Perhaps we couldn’t catch them earlier! Science has advanced now to the extent …

Woolly mammoth range dynamics are discovered

This mammoth sees the winter arrive but many of his species will have died out, after the warmer summers following the last Ice Age drove them north; woolly image; Credit: © Shutterstock How to imagine the Pleistocene? It was a period when drops in sea-level …

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Destruction caused by the M6.3 earthquake on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand via Shutterstock Armand Vervaeck regularly quotes tectonic news on www.earthquake‐report.com, but with James Daniell, he has now released an annual report on the cost and damage caused by earthquakes and volcanoes …