Featured
1st Jan 2018Posted in: Expeditions, Featured 2

Nova Scotia is as remote as it is comparatively unpopulated, and if you want to get away from it all, this is the place to go. Halifax is the capital, and from here a long drive north will get you to Cape Breton Island, where the spectacular coastlines and abundant wildlife, including Black Bears and [...]

Excavation of Mare aux Songes, Mauritius
7th Dec 2017Posted in: Expeditions, Featured, slider 0

Almost all Dodo bones in the world’s museums were found at this site.

Books by Julian Hume
29th Jan 2012Posted in: Featured 1

Lost Land of the Dodo Anthony Cheke and Julian Hume Uninhabited by humans, the Mascarene Islands of the Indian Ocean were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles: giant tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails and herons, and, most famously, dodos. But the discovery of the three isolated islands in [...]

The Dodo
2nd Oct 2010Posted in: Featured, slider 4

Many spectacular island terrestrial vertebrates have disappeared over the past few centuries โ€“ a minutia in terms of geological time โ€“ yet the pitiful epitaphs of these vanished species comprise frequently just a few bones and a handful of inadequate historical accounts. Prior to the discovery of sufficient skeletal material, Strickland & Melville in 1848 [...]

Seychelles
20th Sep 2010Posted in: Expeditions, Featured, slider 0

The Seychelles comprise five main volcanic islands situated north of Madagascar in the south-west Indian Ocean.

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