In The Wind

With the coming of the film ‘Blood Lions’ and world Lion day on August 10th this blog looks at the hunting of wildlife in Africa.

Tomorrow we celebrate World Lion Day which is a day that organizations and individuals, help bring awareness to the importance of the Lion and Lion conservation around the world. With the death of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe still fresh in the minds of many including my own, it seems that this could be a turning point not only for Lions but for wildlife in general. When the news broke of Cecil’s death I expected that there would be backlash, but what I couldn’t have predicted was the flood of world-wide rage that was unleashed. The storm was fast and furious, like I have never seen and the last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride especially in the media. I have found myself suffering from Cecil burnout and not because I was tired of hearing about him, but because I am tired of hearing about the killing of…

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The little red bettle

A quick post about a curious red beetle.

Upon walking the downs around Oxford,  I came across this fascinating red beetle. I am unsure of what he is, at first I thought him  Cardinal Beetle, but the shape and head are wrong, next I though a Net winged beetle but again the head is wrong as is the wing case. This spot of brilliant red remains a mystery to me, should anyone know what it is I would love to know.

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