Summer update

As some of you may have noticed I have been adding some short reports with photography from my trips from 2008 and 2009. The most recent is a report concerning a trip with my Austrian colleagues to Andalusia in April 2008, you can view it here.

As for this year, I still have Lesvos in October to look forward to, and I am sure it will produce some great findings as I have heard so many exciting things about this place and its high abundance of snakes and other herps. In 2010 my aims are firmly set on amphibians, hopefully in the late winter/early spring I will re-visit S-W France to some well known ponds rich in species. Furthermore I may still find time for a weekend in Majorca, to search for its endangered midwife toad, although in theory this could still be a winter 2009 short trip. I’ll have to wait and see…

By Matt Wilson

News from Zakynthos

Here is a recent news broadcast by the BBC about the threats to the Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) at its most important nesting sites on Zakynthos, including an interview with my conservationist friend Yannis Vardakastanis:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8183308.stm

If you are searching for a more wildlife friendly holiday in the more untouched areas of Zakynthos visit Earth, Sea & Sky, Yannis’s organisation for eco friendly holidays and enviromental protection on the island.

By Matt Wilson