Málaga: On the avian superhighway

With wildlife holidays booming, birding is going mainstream, and you don’t have to travel far to spot rare species. In Málaga’s northern mountains an avian migratory motorway hosts record numbers

National Geographic Traveller (UK)

 

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Who hides in a hide like this?

 

On the Prowl: searching for snow leopards in Siberia

Sarah Barrell braves sub-zero temperatures to trek across the Siberian wilderness in search of the elusive and endangered snow leopard

It’s the middle of the night on the edge of the world. On the fringes of civilisation where man and beast have barely left a mark, 12 people are sleeping in small nylon tents. Pitched in the scant shelter of two towering mountains, the camp is at the mercy of the elements; and here on the edge of the world, where the steppe rolls relentlessly towards the horizon, the elements aren’t that accommodating.

And what of the occupants of these tents? Are they dreaming of sprung mattresses and central heating systems? No. You can bet what they are dreaming of is that sometime during the next two weeks in the Siberian wilderness, they will cross paths with a large, rare, wild cat. The occupants of these tents have come to the ends of the earth in the name of feline conservation.

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