Conservation

Rich Wagner on June 19th, 2014

The world lost a great wildlife photographer yesterday… and I lost a mentor and a good friend.   Internationally renowned wildlife photographer Ron Austing died peacefully yesterday at the age of 82, with his daughters, son and close friends at his bedside, after a hard-fought battle with lymphoma. Ron Austing was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1931. His interest […]

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Rich Wagner on February 24th, 2014

Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology’s quarterly, award-winning Living Bird magazine has just published an article on Cuba in the current issue (Winter 2014) called “Cuba After Fidel Castro,” by George Oxford Miller and it features my photos on Birds of Cuba. The print version has been mailed to subscribers and it looks great! The layout […]

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Rich Wagner on October 15th, 2013

I just returned from my second two-week trip to Cuba with the Caribbean Conservation Trust to survey and photograph the avian fauna of Cuba. Once again, my guide Raydali O’Farrill was fantastic, as were my local guides Osmany in Guanacahabibes, Caesar in San Diego, and Angel and Orlando in Zapata. This trip was taken prior […]

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Rich Wagner on November 25th, 2012

I just returned from a fantastic two week trip to Cuba with the New Mexico Ornithological Association and the Caribbean Conservation Trust to survey / photograph the avian fauna of Cuba. It will take some time to edit the images from the trip, but overall, the trip was a smashing success, as shown by this […]

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Rich Wagner on May 2nd, 2012

I recently returned from a 5-week trip to Cambodia and Thailand, with the primary purpose of seeing and photographing as many endangered species as possible. What a fantastic trip! Tons of images and video that will take months to edit and keyword, and 6 endangered species. We’re just starting to get this material online. Photoshop […]

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Rich Wagner on December 19th, 2010

CARBOFURAN POISONING, VULTURES – KENYA

Vulture populations in one of Africa’s most important wildlife
reserves have declined by 60 percent, say scientists. The researchers
suggest that the decline of vultures in Kenya’s Masai Mara is being
driven by poisoning. The US-based Peregrine Fund says farmers
occasionally lace the bodies of dead cattle or goats with a toxic
pesticide called furadan. [Furadan is a carbamate pesticide.]
This appears to be aimed at carnivores that kill the livestock, but
one carcass can poison up to 150 vultures.

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