Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions; a natural forest sanctuary that is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques. The site is well preserved thanks to a community-based management program. The forest is also conveniently positioned near Ubud Town Centre. The […]

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Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (NP MPA)

The Islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are synonymous with wonderful coral reefs, amazing surf breaks, peace, and tranquillity. For diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, it’s also the place where one can have unforgettable encounters with majestic manta rays. Located within the Coral Triangle marine biodiversity hotspot, Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (NP MPA) is […]

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Horses, Bulls and Flamingos? You will find them all in Camargue

Camargue harbors a rich biodiversity, however the delta is renowned worldwide for three species: a smaller black bull breed and more supple than those for the corida, the beautiful Cheval Camarguais, a local breed of white horses, along with more than 50,000 of pink flamingo that pop out in marshes during the summer months. You […]

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Bohol’s Tarsiers – the smallest monkey in the world?

Another goal of our project in the Philippines was the tarsiers reservation of the Bohol island. Tarsier is a primate that is related to Lemurians and has been promoted as the smallest monkey in the world. Tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta) on the island of Bohol is monitored and protected by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation. Tarsiidae is […]

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Famous Nudibranchs of the Philippines

The Philippines is famous for its multitude of islands, tropical climate and landscapes, white sandy beaches and the wild sea of ​​fauna from the tiny molluscs to the largest fish on the planet. But for those who visit the underwater part of the Philippines, I think the most famous marine animals are Nudibranchs (Mollusca Gastropoda). […]

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The thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) is named this way because it has a long tail, the size of its body, which makes it resemble the continental mammal. But the famous tail, that is used to hunt, by whipping and stunning the fish, has attracted its destiny of endangered species: it is hunted to meet the […]

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Thresher Shark from Monad Shoal

Author: Claudia Milea The Thresher Shark – one of the most shy and elusive shark Impressed by the grace of the gentle giant from Oslob, we headed our steps to the last point of our expedition, Malapascua Island, for Thresher Shark(Alopias vulpinus) meeting. One of the most shy and elusive shark, the Thresher Shark is […]

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Mauve Dancer – Winner : Image of the Azores 2016

One of underwater photographs taken in our Azorean Shark Project 2016 ( won the Seducao no Mar photo contest from the Azores Fringe Festival 2017. Congratulations our colleague Alin Miu. More photos from our project can be see on The image is called Mauve Dancer, and it has Pelagia noctiluca – Meduza luminiscenta. You […]

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Oslob – The gentle giant

Author: Claudia Milea Oslob – The gentle giant The expedition continued to carry us to the south of Cebu Island, to Oslob, more specifically to Tanawan village. We went there for a really special meeting with the world’s biggest fish: the whale shark. Divided into two subpopulations, the share is considered to be 75% in […]

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