Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bwindi on candid camera 12 – is it a sitatunga?

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We have sifted through more than 15,000 images to share the best. Today we focus on an antelope that may be a sitatunga or may be a bushbuck.  We’re not sure.  Are you able to tell them apart without seeing the […]

Bwindi on candid camera 11 – civets, genets and a mongoose

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We shall share some of our 15,000 more interesting pictures in a series of pictorial blogs. But we need to be selective. Today we focus on the civets, genets and a likely marsh mongoose. Not all the pictures area clear enough […]

Bwindi on candid camera 10 – duikers!

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We shall share some of our more interesting pictures (from the over 15,000 total)  in a series of pictorial blogs. But we certainly need to be selective, which takes some time. Today it’s one of our most familiar groups of animal: […]

Bwindi on candid camera 9 – surprise guest

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We are trying to share some of the 15,000 pictures in a series of pictorial blogs. But we need to be quite selective. Today we focus on an odd one that we did not expect. We did not know we had […]

Bwindi on candid camera 8 – Mountain gorillas

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We shall share some in a series of pictorial blogs. Today, at last, we do the Mountain gorillas. There are some good ones here. We’ll let the images speak for themselves Mountain gorillas, Bwindi 2010. Mountain gorillas, Bwindi 2010. Someone has […]

Bwindi on candid camera 7 – a rodent review (more than rats)

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We shall share some in a series of pictorial blogs. Today it’s rodents … we have lots so we try to be a bit selective! Not sure we can name all of these … Squirrel … Giant pouched rat (Cricetomys  emini) […]

Bwindi on candid camera 6 – small and furry

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We are sharing some in a series of pictorial blogs. Today it’s … what is that …? We think it may be Demidoff’s galago (Galagoides  demidoff) Possible Demidoff’s galago (Galagoides  demidoff) It’s a galago (some people call them “bush-babies”). It may […]

Bwindi on candid camera 5 – pigs!

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We are sharing some in a series of pictorial blogs.  Today it’s the best pigs …  I like these guys. Common Bush pig (Potamochoerus  larvatus), Bwindi Family of Common Bush pigs (Potamochoerus  larvatus), Bwindi Phew, there are still heaps of pictures […]

Bwindi on candid camera 4 – Monkeys and baboons

We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We shall share some in a series of pictorial blogs.  Today it’s monkeys.  Actually most of the monkeys stay up in the trees most of the time, so there are not so many great pictures.  Baboons and L’hoests are happy on […]

Deluded conservation?

Erik Meijaard and I have written an article which we hope might stir some introspection and re-evaluation. Do we too easily delude ourselves about conservation opportunities? I’m interested to hear what people think.  Mongabay have kindly promoted it. If you are interested you can also access the article for free: Purity and Prejudice: Deluding Ourselves […]