Wildlife sanctuary – Rio Grande Delta Audubon http://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:08:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-50x50.png Wildlife sanctuary – Rio Grande Delta Audubon http://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/ 32 32 Chandigarh administration will issue online permits to visit Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/chandigarh-administration-will-issue-online-permits-to-visit-sukhna-wildlife-sanctuary/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:08:46 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/chandigarh-administration-will-issue-online-permits-to-visit-sukhna-wildlife-sanctuary/ The State Board for Wildlife, Chandigarh has decided to issue online permits for the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary on payment of a nominal fee. The council has also decided to launch an Eco Tour bus service to various forest areas of Chandigarh on certain days of the week. Through this service, upon payment of prescribed fees, […]]]>

The State Board for Wildlife, Chandigarh has decided to issue online permits for the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary on payment of a nominal fee.

The council has also decided to launch an Eco Tour bus service to various forest areas of Chandigarh on certain days of the week. Through this service, upon payment of prescribed fees, the public can visit various forest areas including Butterfly Park, Peacock Park, Botanical Garden, Parrot Park and Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. A detailed program will be prepared soon.

On the agenda regarding the eco-sensitive area along the sanctuary’s border with Punjab and Haryana, the council decided to take up the issue with the Northern Zone Council (NZC).

The council meeting was held under the chairmanship of UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit, with officials from UT Administration, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun; Botanical Survey of India; and Zoological Survey of India also present, as well as wildlife experts and NGO representatives.

After detailed discussion of the Chandigarh Housing Board’s proposal for a housing project at IT Park, the council agreed to forward the proposal to the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) for the necessary clearances.

UT’s Chief Forest Conservator, Debendra Dalai, gave a brief presentation on the forest and wildlife scenario in Chandigarh, and highlighted how the city has preserved its greenery and wildlife.

He explained that the city’s green coverage is continuously increasing and has exceeded 50 percent according to the latest report from the central government. The great faunal diversity of two wildlife reserves was also highlighted.

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Go to Nevada for the largest wildlife sanctuary in the continental United States https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/go-to-nevada-for-the-largest-wildlife-sanctuary-in-the-continental-united-states/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:23:15 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/go-to-nevada-for-the-largest-wildlife-sanctuary-in-the-continental-united-states/ We are so fortunate to have the vast National Wildlife Refuge system here in the United States, where millions of acres of land are protected for the preservation of wildlife. With over 560 wildlife refuges across the country, Nevada is home to the largest national wildlife refuge outside of Alaska! […]]]>




We are so fortunate to have the vast National Wildlife Refuge system here in the United States, where millions of acres of land are protected for the preservation of wildlife. With over 560 wildlife refuges across the country, Nevada is home to the largest national wildlife refuge outside of Alaska! Come experience the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, a one-of-a-kind place in Nevada’s backyard.

Visit the Desert National Wildlife Refuge is a great option whether you’re traveling to Nevada or already calling the silver state home. Explore their website to see all they have to offer and gather important information before heading out to visit the shelter in person. Bring a camera and load up the car for this wonderful adventure!

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Launch of AC vehicles to increase tourist attendance at Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/launch-of-ac-vehicles-to-increase-tourist-attendance-at-debrigarh-wildlife-sanctuary/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:16:35 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/launch-of-ac-vehicles-to-increase-tourist-attendance-at-debrigarh-wildlife-sanctuary/ Sambalpur: In a bid to attract more tourists to Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Sambalpur district, Hirakud Wildlife Division authorities launched five air-conditioned safari vehicles on Wednesday. Attabira MLA Snehangini Chhuria and MPO of Hirakud Wildlife Division Ashipragyan Das reported the vehicles. These vehicles are added to the fleet of nine already operational on the tourist […]]]>

Sambalpur: In a bid to attract more tourists to Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Sambalpur district, Hirakud Wildlife Division authorities launched five air-conditioned safari vehicles on Wednesday. Attabira MLA Snehangini Chhuria and MPO of Hirakud Wildlife Division Ashipragyan Das reported the vehicles. These vehicles are added to the fleet of nine already operational on the tourist site.

Addressing the gathering at the launch ceremony, DFO said the addition of five AC safari vehicles will give the tourist destination much needed momentum.

“Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary has its own identity for its rich flora and fauna. Tourists from various parts of Odisha and 25 other states like Chhattisgarh and West Bengal visit the shrine every year. Even during the Covid-19 period last year, the wildlife sanctuary recorded a visitation of 55,000 tourists. Since Covid-19 restrictions are now over, tourists should visit the sanctuary this year,” DFO said.

Of the five safari vehicles, three are four-seater Mahindra Thors while two of them are minibuses with a capacity of 12 seats each.

In yet another development, safari vehicles will now be allowed to transport tourists to Samalei Temple, Sambalpur Town (to purchase Sambalpuri hand weaving items), Deer Park, Nrusinghanath Temple in Bargarh and the temple of Kedarnath in the Barpahad range, it was declared. Previously, safari vehicles were only allowed to transport tourists within the sanctuary grounds.

Officials also said safari vehicle routes may be changed for the convenience of tourists.

All kinds of recreational facilities – dining, cycling and boating – have already been set up inside the sanctuary for tourists. Many young unemployed people from outlying villages have engaged in all these activities.

Notably, Debrigarh is home to a variety of wildlife like deer, leopards, peacocks, barking deer, sambar and wild boar.

Speaking on the occasion, Chhuria said the state government has undertaken a series of programs to promote tourism in Odisha.

“Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has given special attention to Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary. With the launch of five AC safari vehicles, more tourists will visit the sanctuary,” she added.

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How a First Nations-run WA Wildlife Sanctuary is helping bring endangered bandicoots back to NSW https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/how-a-first-nations-run-wa-wildlife-sanctuary-is-helping-bring-endangered-bandicoots-back-to-nsw/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 21:00:36 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/how-a-first-nations-run-wa-wildlife-sanctuary-is-helping-bring-endangered-bandicoots-back-to-nsw/ A century after their local extinction, a group of golden bandicoots made a 2000km charter flight from the WA outback to the Strzelecki Wilderness in far western New South Wales. The Wild Deserts Project, a collaboration between scientists from the University of New South Wales and the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Service, consulted with […]]]>

A century after their local extinction, a group of golden bandicoots made a 2000km charter flight from the WA outback to the Strzelecki Wilderness in far western New South Wales.

The Wild Deserts Project, a collaboration between scientists from the University of New South Wales and the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Service, consulted with Matuwa traditional owners represented by the Tarlka Matuwa Piarku Aboriginal Corporation to transfer the bandicoots.

Around 40 bandicoots were released in late May into a 2,000 hectare fenced wildlife-proof “exclosure”, from which feral cats, foxes and rabbits were eradicated.

They joined a population of large bilbies established in the area last year.

Wild Deserts lead ecologist Rebecca West said the bandicoot’s role as an “ecosystem engineer” would help restore the health of the Desert Range.

“Their absence from the desert ecosystem was definitely missed,” she said.

“They also take advantage of good conditions and are able to reproduce throughout the year.”

Bandicoots shelter in thick shrubbery and spinifex, and as they dig for their food, they turn over the soil, aiding in nutrient cycling and plant growth.

The marsupials were transferred from the Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara Indigenous Protected Area, a reserve in Western Australia’s central desert on Martu Country.

Wiluna Rangers director of environment and operations Dorian Moro said it was one of two recent translocation projects involving important native species.

“Wild Deserts approached TMPAC and the IPA (Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara Indigenous Protected Area) team and requested permission to remove the golden bandicoots from their country and reintroduce them to the traditional owners in the east,” said he declared.

“The IPA team argued that as long as our traditional owners are involved in a partnership (and) as long as custodians are involved in transporting animals from their country to the other country.”

The other relocation involved burrowing bettongs, known in Western Australia as boodies to Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary in the Northern Territory.

“As long as there are enough animals in Matuwa for the transfer, it is possible to take a significant number of animals,” Moro said.

“20-25 Boodies went to Newhaven, a good number to start a population elsewhere where they were previously extinct.

“It’s a good opportunity for rangers to participate and connect with other traditional owners and be part of the process.”

Representatives from Wongkumara and Maljangapa, the traditional owners of Sturt National Park, welcomed the Wiluna Martu Rangers and golden bandicoots to their country.

The translocation was an important opportunity for cultural connection and exchange between these groups of traditional owners.

The arrival of the fourth locally extinct species in wild deserts is another milestone in desert restoration.

Ms West said the bandicoots are doing well in their new home.

“We engaged early on with the traditional owners of Matuwa when planning this translocation, gaining their support,” she said.

“We also worked closely with our colleagues from the WA Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions to organize the logistics around this translocation.”

The golden bandicoot is an important species for the Wangkumara and Maljangapa peoples.

The Sturt National Park project is part of the NSW Government’s $40 million Wild Predator-Free Areas Partnerships Project, which is bringing back at least 13 currently extinct mammal species to NSW in nature.

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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/creating-a-backyard-wildlife-sanctuary/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:18:20 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/creating-a-backyard-wildlife-sanctuary/ June 09, 2022 Creating a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary By Lori Draz Darting chipmunks, fireflies, ladybugs on your finger and the chirping of birds and frogs – it’s all part of summer. Everyone loves to watch butterflies, cardinals or a tiny hummingbird go by, but wildlife populations have drastically declined. Bees and other essential pollinators are […]]]>
June 09, 2022

Creating a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary

By Lori Draz

Darting chipmunks, fireflies, ladybugs on your finger and the chirping of birds and frogs – it’s all part of summer. Everyone loves to watch butterflies, cardinals or a tiny hummingbird go by, but wildlife populations have drastically declined. Bees and other essential pollinators are wiped out. However, there are simple things you can easily do to turn your garden or neighborhood into a natural sanctuary.

Nature follows a pattern as tender leaves provide food for caterpillars and nesting birds feast on insects and nectar – it all works in balance. But non-native plants interrupt this cycle. Although beautiful, non-native landscape plants like ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers may not even be recognized by animals and insects. Without enough native plants for food and cover, insects cannot survive, nor can birds, pollinators and other wildlife in the cycle.

Jody Sackett of the Rumson Environmental Commission is a strong advocate for environmentally responsible practices. She shares some valuable tips on creating your own wildlife sanctuary in your backyard.

“The catastrophic reduction in wildlife populations is due in particular to habitat loss, reduced biodiversity and increased use of pesticides and herbicides,” she said. “Cutting down trees and replacing lawns with natural grassland growth dramatically reduces available habitats, diversity and food sources. Insect spraying also kills many necessary insects which are essential food for wildlife and pollinators. Herbicides not only control crabgrass and weeds, but also kill non-target plants, and the chemicals will stay in the environment for a long time.

But everyone can conserve nature in their own garden. Here are a few tips :

Become a native

Native plants are hardier, better adapted to our local climate and soils, and require much less care and water to thrive – no need to spoil them with fertilizers or pesticides. There are dozens of beautiful choices for shade, sun, or any soil condition. Visit RumsonNJ.gov/env/native-plants.html to learn more and see photos of the beautiful flowers.

Feed the birds

Overwintering birds like seeds, but many summer meals are insects. A chickadee mother needs 9,000 caterpillars to feed her chicks. Native plants and flowers attract these insects, so give the birds a break by planting some natives.

Create a backyard sanctuary or pocket park

A backyard wildlife sanctuary filled with native trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses also provides shelter. In large lawns, create a miniature wildlife corridor. Don’t mow the strip, just let the grass grow wild. Wildflowers and animals will soon find their way there. No big lawn? Create a “pocket park”. Leave a small “re-wild” area; or add a rain garden. Learn more about it at RumsonNJ.gov/env/ask-an-ec.html. Even potted plants, shrubs, piles of sticks, birdhouses and insect hotels encourage wildlife. Add bat boxes, caterpillar-friendly plants, and a birdbath for your flying friends to enjoy a drink. Regardless of size, you can even have your garden sanctuary officially designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat at nwf.org/CERTIFY. Spread the word and ask your neighbors to add wildlife areas to their yard as well.

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Adopt the Swedish custom of picking up discarded plastics and trash as you walk around. A plastic bottle cap takes 25 years to break down or that plastic water bottle takes 400 years to break down. If you only pick up two items on your walk, you have improved the local wildlife environment.

Plant a native tree

A single mature native oak can provide food, protection, breeding shelter and shelter for more than 4,000 species, according to Dr. Doug Tallamy, but a non-native can only host a dozen. species. It’s okay if the tree doesn’t survive; dead trees are excellent habitats for wildlife.

Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides

Let birds, ladybugs and bats gobble up your insects or use organic pest control products like eucalyptus and citrus essential oils. Weeds where under vinegar or boiling water; but keep a few to attract wildlife.

Good bye, night lights

Bright lights blind nocturnal animals and migrating birds that collide with buildings or become too disoriented to continue their migration. Turn off exterior house lights at night or add at least one motion sensor. While you’re at it, swap out regular white bulbs for yellow LEDs, which are less attractive to insects and more energy efficient.

Crafting Seed Bombs

Mix equal parts potting soil and clay with native seeds like milkweed and toss them over these barren patches of soil. The clay in these bombs absorbs water to promote germination, the soil adds nutrients and the seeds do the rest.

Visit the OFL Seed Exchange

Get started with a free set of natives by visiting the Rumson Environmental Commission’s Seed Exchange at the Oceanic Free Library. Plant them in your garden or simply in a pot. There are a variety of choices, including seeds from taller shrubs like the New Jersey tea plant or pretty common flowers like purple coneflowers. More horticultural details on seed exchange are available at RumsonNJ.gov/env/native-plants.html.

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Plan Prepared to Manage Iran’s Largest Wildlife Sanctuary https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/plan-prepared-to-manage-irans-largest-wildlife-sanctuary/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:19:46 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/plan-prepared-to-manage-irans-largest-wildlife-sanctuary/ TEHRAN – A management plan for “Naybandan”, the country’s largest wildlife sanctuary in the eastern province of South Khorasan, has been approved. Studies of the “Naybandan Wildlife Sanctuary” management plan were conducted at the University of Yazd in 2017, which divides the area into 8 management zones, IRIB reported. Naybandan, with an area of ​​1,516,994 […]]]>

TEHRAN – A management plan for “Naybandan”, the country’s largest wildlife sanctuary in the eastern province of South Khorasan, has been approved.

Studies of the “Naybandan Wildlife Sanctuary” management plan were conducted at the University of Yazd in 2017, which divides the area into 8 management zones, IRIB reported.

Naybandan, with an area of ​​1,516,994 hectares, is the largest wildlife sanctuary to protect the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in Iran. It is known as the most important habitat of the Asian cheetah.

Holding the largest population of Asiatic cheetahs, as of 2006 the Naybandan Wildlife Refuge is estimated to hold a share of at least 15 cheetahs.

The sanctuary has been under protection since [the Iranian calendar year] 1373 (March 1994-March 1995) but was designated as a wildlife refuge 7 years later.

Mammals like Asiatic cheetahs, Persian leopard, caracal, wild goat, jebeer gazelle, mouflon and ibex are found in the sanctuary.

Naybandan Sanctuary is one of the most pristine and least conflicted habitats in the country in terms of national industries and livestock.

Over 200 plant species have been discovered in the region, some of which include wild almond, bitter almond, fig, tamarisk, haloxylon, atraphaxia, mugwort, zygophyllum, ferula and bitter apple.

Mammals like Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopard, caracal, wild goat, jebeer gazelle, wild sheep, mouflon, ibex, Blanford’s fox, Rüppell’s fox are found in the sanctuary.

Iran has a high diversity of species due to geographical conditions, climatic diversity, huge water resources from the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea in the south.

To preserve the existing biodiversity across the vast geographical expanse of Iran, four types of areas have been designated for preservation and protection, including national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, protected areas, and national natural monuments. In 1997, the DOE supervised 7,563,983 hectares of these areas.

Currently, the monitored areas reach approximately 18.5 million hectares, including 30 national parks, 170 protected areas, 45 wildlife refuges and 37 national natural monuments.

According to the latest studies, about 1,300 species of vertebrates including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and aquatic fishes, about 30,000 species of invertebrates and 8,000 species of plants have been identified in the country.

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India set to reintroduce South African cheetah to Madhya Pradesh wildlife sanctuary by August https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/india-set-to-reintroduce-south-african-cheetah-to-madhya-pradesh-wildlife-sanctuary-by-august/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/india-set-to-reintroduce-south-african-cheetah-to-madhya-pradesh-wildlife-sanctuary-by-august/ India is ready to introduce cheetahs from South Africa in a wildlife sanctuary Madhya Pradesh in August as part of attempts to rehabilitate species that had disappeared from the country. A senior environment ministry official said a special 10km2 cheetah enclosure has been prepared in Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh and will soon house […]]]>
India is ready to introduce cheetahs from South Africa in a wildlife sanctuary Madhya Pradesh in August as part of attempts to rehabilitate species that had disappeared from the country. A senior environment ministry official said a special 10km2 cheetah enclosure has been prepared in Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh and will soon house at least six cheetahs which will be brought here from South Africa.



“The agreement with South Africa is in place and is being reviewed by the legal unit,” he said.

Talks were also underway with Namibia to introduce cheetahs from there to India, but hit a snag over some hunting issues.

“We plan to introduce 8 to 10 cheetahs each year and increase the number to 50 over a five-year period,” he said.

A team from South Africa is visiting Kuno Palpur next week to review arrangements for the cheetahs.

Discussions to bring the cheetah return to India were launched in 2009 by the Wildlife Trust of India.

The cheetah is the only large carnivore that has been completely wiped out from India, mainly due to overhunting and habitat loss.

The Supreme Court had appointed a panel of experts, which approved Kuno Palpur as a possible location for the relocation of the cheetahs.

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cheetah: India set to reintroduce South African cheetah to Madhya Pradesh wildlife sanctuary by August https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/cheetah-india-set-to-reintroduce-south-african-cheetah-to-madhya-pradesh-wildlife-sanctuary-by-august/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 11:29:00 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/cheetah-india-set-to-reintroduce-south-african-cheetah-to-madhya-pradesh-wildlife-sanctuary-by-august/ India is set to introduce cheetahs from South Africa to a wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh by August as part of attempts to rehabilitate species that had disappeared from the country. A senior environment ministry official said a special 10km2 cheetah enclosure has been prepared in Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh and will soon […]]]>
India is set to introduce cheetahs from South Africa to a wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh by August as part of attempts to rehabilitate species that had disappeared from the country. A senior environment ministry official said a special 10km2 cheetah enclosure has been prepared in Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh and will soon house at least six cheetahs which will be brought here from South Africa.

“The agreement with South Africa is in place and is being reviewed by the legal unit,” he said.

Talks were also underway with Namibia to introduce cheetahs from there to India, but hit a snag over some hunting issues.

“We plan to introduce 8 to 10 cheetahs each year and increase the number to 50 over a five-year period,” he said.

A team from South Africa is traveling to Kuno Palpur next week to review arrangements for the cheetahs.

Discussions to bring the cheetah back to India were initiated in 2009 by the Wildlife Trust of India.

The cheetah is the only large carnivore that has been completely wiped out from India, mainly due to overhunting and habitat loss.

The Supreme Court had appointed a panel of experts, which approved Kuno Palpur as a possible location for the relocation of the cheetahs.

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Johnny Depp spotted holding a small badger in Kent Wildlife Sanctuary | Johnny Depp https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/johnny-depp-spotted-holding-a-small-badger-in-kent-wildlife-sanctuary-johnny-depp/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/johnny-depp-spotted-holding-a-small-badger-in-kent-wildlife-sanctuary-johnny-depp/ On the final leg of his UK tour, days after winning a multi-million dollar libel suit against Amber Heard, Johnny Depp was spotted holding a badger in Kent. “Guess who came to see us,” Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, which received thousands of likes. “It’s the real Johnny Depp!” […]]]>

On the final leg of his UK tour, days after winning a multi-million dollar libel suit against Amber Heard, Johnny Depp was spotted holding a badger in Kent.

“Guess who came to see us,” Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, which received thousands of likes. “It’s the real Johnny Depp!”

The actor visited during a break from touring with musician Jeff Beck, patron of the charity. Depp accompanied Beck’s wife, Sandra, the charity wrote, as they toured the hospital and he held an orphan badger, Freddie – “just like in Mercury”, he added.

The US libel lawsuit ended Wednesday in Depp’s favor, with the court finding that a Washington Post op-ed written by Heard defamed her former husband.

Johnny Depp performs at the Royal Albert Hall with Jeff Beck – video

Three of Depp’s claims were supported, against one of Heard’s three claims. The parties were awarded $10.35m (£8.25m) and $2m respectively, prompting an outcry from experts in the field of sexual and domestic violence, who called the verdict of “toxic disaster” and “setback for all”. women”. Heard plans to appeal.

In a statement after the verdict, Depp said “the jury gave me back my life”, six years after he was charged with domestic violence. “I’m really humbled,” he said.

On the association’s Facebook post, a user wrote: “Be nice if he donates his payment to you, he doesn’t need the money!” Another said: “How fantastic! What a great way for him to unwind after a horrible time!

The outcome of the libel case was different from that in the UK less than two years ago. In 2020, Depp lost a case against the Sun after Heard testified to support the newspaper’s claims that he was a “wife-beater”. The judge found that 12 of the 14 alleged incidents of domestic violence against Heard had occurred.

Depp v Heard: key turning points in the seven-week trial – video

On Tuesday evening, ahead of the US verdict, Depp appeared on stage alongside Beck, 77, at the Royal Albert Hall for a second consecutive night, and was greeted with a standing ovation. Before that, he made a surprise appearance at the musician’s show in Sheffield.

His presence in the UK surprised many as he awaited the verdict in what turned into one of Hollywood’s most toxic and televised legal battles. After the US verdict, Heard’s lead attorney said the seven-member jury had been influenced by “unbalanced” social media posts and that the presence of cameras had turned the courtroom into a “zoo”.

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Folly Wildlife Rescue works to rescue and rehabilitate injured, orphaned and distressed wildlife in West Kent and surrounding areas.

Beck’s UK tour continues at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday before continuing to Manchester, Birmingham and elsewhere.

Speaking to fans in the north of England on Thursday night, Depp reportedly joked about the middle finger that he alleged his ex-wife was partially cut in a domestic fight, one of the key points of the civil case.

“You have five, I have four and seven eighths,” Depp allegedly told a child. “Mad.”

During the US trial, Depp said he was injured in 2015 by a smashed vodka bottle, which Heard threw. During the last week of testimony, a surgeon witness to Heard testified that Depp could not have lost his fingertip the way he told it.

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This natural complex of Negros is now a wildlife reserve https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/this-natural-complex-of-negros-is-now-a-wildlife-reserve/ Tue, 31 May 2022 11:23:19 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/this-natural-complex-of-negros-is-now-a-wildlife-reserve/ Travel The days of barbecues and video-singing are over. In its place, serenity not just for guests but for its resident wildlife ANCX staff | May 31, 2022 If you plan to take a trip to Negros Occidental and want to immerse yourself not only in batch broth and inasal oil but […]]]>

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The days of barbecues and video-singing are over. In its place, serenity not just for guests but for its resident wildlife

ANCX staff | May 31, 2022

If you plan to take a trip to Negros Occidental and want to immerse yourself not only in batch broth and inasal oil but also in nature, consider visiting Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the city of Murcia, it offers the works: birdsong, clean fresh air, forest hike, natural hot springs to soak in, lagoon, trees and trees and trees everywhere you look.

Mambukal is home to several endemic and faunal species. Photo by Ronnie Baldonado

The shrine is located at the foot of Mount Kanlaon and covers an area of ​​23.6 hectares, which includes part of Mount Kanlaon Nature Park. It is less than an hour’s drive from Bacolod-Silay Airport.

Owned and operated by the provincial government of Negros Occidental, the popular tourist attraction had to close for a few years due to the pandemic as it served as a quarantine and isolation center for returning Negrenses and Capitol workers found positive for Covid.

Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary
The nautical lagoon. Photo by Ronnie Baldonado

In December, when local cases declined, reducing the need for a healing center, the station was reopened to the public, only to close ten days later when Typhoon Odette devastated the province. After four months of rehabilitation, the Pride of Murcia is now open to visitors.


But Mambukal is no longer the Mambukal of yesteryear. It’s calmer and more serene. If you’ve been here before, you might notice the difference. It is no longer considered an ordinary mountain resort. As its name suggests, it was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson’s Executive Order (EO) 21-45, Series of 2021.

Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary
“The protection of flora and fauna comes first,” said Cheryl Decena, Provincial Tourism Officer. Photo by Jerome Gomez

The area is home to several endemic and wildlife species and is therefore protected by Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act. The EO prohibits “the hunting, wounding, taking or killing in said territory of any endemic animal or wildlife/and/or the destruction of any vegetation or any act causing the disturbance of the habitat of wildlife” .


Provincial Tourism Officer Cheryl Decena tells us the EO comes with stricter guidelines for building structures inside the sanctuary as well as regulations for visitors. For example, they now choose to assign “no-build zones” for areas that turn out to be the breeding ground or home of certain animal species.


Videoke sessions are no longer allowed in the station and the noise scares away birds and bats. Guests are allowed to bring food, but the old days of barbecuing and grilling are over. Decena says the Philippine Diversity Conservation Foundation (PhilBio) has reported that bats are very sensitive to smoke and can smell it from miles away. Mambukal is one of the few bat sanctuaries in the Philippines.

Ishiwata hot springs
The Ishiwata Bath House was the resort’s first permanent structure built in 1927 by Japanese architect Kokichi Paul Ishiwata. Photo by Elmer B. Domingo at Wikimedia Commons

Smoking of cigarettes is prohibited on the premises and guests are only permitted to park their cars in designated places. Visitors must take out their own waste once they have left the premises. “The protection of flora and fauna comes first,” emphasizes Decena.


To control the sanctuary’s capacity, the government of Negros Occidental increased free admission from a measly P50 to P120 for adults and from P20 to P60 for children. The entrance fee includes access to small and large pools as well as hot springs or soaking pools. Cabins are available from P500 to P800. For overnight stays, villas and cottages can be rented. Fares range from P2000 to P5,500.

Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is managed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental. Photo by Ronnie Baldonado

A separate fee of 100 pesos is required to use Ishiwata hot springs. This ofuro – the resort’s first permanent structure – was actually built in 1927 by Japanese architect Kokichi Paul Ishiwata, who originally developed the place as a bathhouse and picnic garden. If you’re familiar with the classic “Oro, Plata, Mata” from director Negrense Peque Gallaga, one of the pivotal scenes was filmed here, while parts of the forest were used as the setting for the characters’ war refuge.


Visits without an appointment are no longer allowed in Mambukal. Guests are required to book in advance at the Mambukal Reservation Office. For all inquiries and reservations, call 034-4338516.

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