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Archive: Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings March 2011

Back to #Friding

Brendan Moyle Jun 03, 2016

My bike has needed a bit of serious maintenance ahead of winter. That’s handicapped the cycling this week.  Given how wet it has been, that may have been a good thing.  Anyway, it was back to my regular Friday cycling.  I pondered whether it was worth wearing leg-warmers as it was getting rather chilly.  In the end I just picked … Read More

10 Facts About Crocodiles

Brendan Moyle Jun 02, 2016

As possibly the only New Zealander to be a member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, it seemed timely to introduce a few facts about crocodiles. All photos below were taken with me during work (except for the alligator at the bottom) in the Northern Territory of Australia.  I had lookouts to help take the photos… The Estuarine crocodile is … Read More

Friday means #Friding

Brendan Moyle Apr 15, 2016

I was pleased to find the weather was so conducive to cycling.  Sunny without the heat and humidity of February.  A nice chill in the air.  I broke out the arm warmers. Today’s look was canary yellow.  I like to persuade myself motorists will see me. It was oddly peaceful, wheels spinning as I glided down … Read More

Let’s not panic: Rhino horn for sale in NZ is not a catastrophe

Brendan Moyle Apr 08, 2016

News that the auction house Cordy’s is selling a rhino horn earned a rapid backlash.  Nonetheless, from a conservation perspective this is really, a non-issue.  The logic that sale of old horns promotes rhino poaching, is akin to believing our trade in whale-bone carvings is encouraging the Japanese to hunt whales. NZ conservation laws for the most part, concern … Read More

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Wait…what’s the fastest growing religious group in NZ?

Brendan Moyle Apr 06, 2016

The NZ Herald reported on the Egypt’s plan to send Imam’s to fight radicalization in NZ.  I will offer no opinion on this issue, given I have no knowledge of the extent of Islamic radicalisation in NZ.  Nonetheless, one claim did catch my attention: Muslims, now about 1 per cent of the population, are New Zealand’s fastest-growing religious group. Read More

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