Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

Brendan Moyle Aug 06, 2015

I’m cycling again. Let me clarify. I never stopped. But I did slow down a lot over winter. Things have changed. I’ve gone from using a mountain-bike, to using a road-bike. Somethings are immediately obvious. A mountain bike is a gentle creature, its wide tires, shock absorbers and good seat, provide a more comfortable ride. Its gears go down really … Read More


The Bangle Distraction

Brendan Moyle Jul 20, 2015

One of the recent reports on the illegal trade in ivory has implicated Hong Kong as a smuggling node into China.  The claim is that Hong Kong is failing to impact the illegal trade, and this is contributing to the demise of elephant populations in Africa. The level of retail trade is indicated by the number of items available … Read More

Sunday Seascape 9

Brendan Moyle Jul 19, 2015

What I like about the sea, is that it is always different.  The weather, the tides, a shift in location, all can mean going back to the same sites can produce a different image.  The challenges can sometimes be though, staying dry and keeping the gear clean of spray. One element I like to exclude from scenes is people.  This … Read More

Sustainable Trade in Wildlife Symposium

Brendan Moyle Jun 29, 2015

The reason there has not been a lot of photos of seascapes of late, is I’ve been out of the country. Again.  The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, and the International Trade Center, organised the symposium for the 18th and 19th of June.  I was presenting as one of the keynote speakers. It was somewhat fortunate that the first … Read More

I read it on the internet- so it must be true

Brendan Moyle May 07, 2015

Isn’t the internet wonderful?  You can find all sorts of information from the comfort of a keyboard.  I have been assured many extraordinary things are true, because someone found them on the internet.  Homeopathy works, vaccines don’t, Noah’s Ark has been found again for real. But it isn’t just those fond of wild-conspiracies that can conjure facts up. Here’s one … Read More

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