FW: Natural Images – latest posts on the Red Goshawks trapping in Cape York

The promise of a report from DES { Department of Environmental Science } after their meeting in January has not yet been made public and I am not sure if it took place or has been delayed, they may think if we keep quite this might all go away. I can assure you that it will not.


Here is the latest from Tony Neilson of Natural Images READ THE FULL STORY


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Red goshawk nesting trees being ‘pruned’ for science. Photo: ©Tony Neilson

Ethics behind red goshawk study being questioned

The row over the integrity of mining company-funded research on Australia’s critically endangered red goshawk in Far North Queensland is gathering pace. Fresh developments include allegations that researchers had large limbs removed from a tree containing an occupied nest – to improve observation.
A Birdlife Northern Queensland spokesman wants a full account from the state’s Department of Environment and Science. Meanwhile, critics have been labelled "trolls" by one member of the research team. READ THE FULL STORY

Please click the links below to read the latest posts:

Why hermit crabs are well ‘built’
Hot new research confirms link between being a home-owner and penis size.
A fighting chance
Read about the bold, new rescue plan to save the helmeted hornbill from Chinese carvers.
Fresh allegations emerge from red goshawk fight
Call for state environment department to ‘explain’ project research ethics.
The great sand ‘cover-up’
The presence of asbestos could be the real reason for sand-spreading on the Cairns Esplanade.
The unsociable harlequins
It seems a bit of an oxymoron that a solitary bird such as the kingfisher should have been allocated collective nouns. And that’s not all …
Science suing Trump over Bears Ears
The world’s densest cache of fossils from the Triassic period are at stake.
A remarkable coincidence
Red shanks are uncommon on the Australian mainland, so how about five in one place?

Later this month, I’m off to Sri Lanka (again) to do some wildlife photography. The oriental dwarf kingfisher will be on the shot list, and I live in hope that a sloth bear and a leopard will do battle – right in front of me, and in perfect f/8 light. Yeah, right!

Tony Neilson




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