The Western Joshua Tree Conservation Act has passed in California. It prohibits any person or public agency from importing, exporting, removing, owning, buying or selling western Joshua trees or any of their parts.
When Dr. Joseph Tobias saw how big the bird which had just flown over his head was, he had just assumed it was an eagle. After all, no other bird in Ghana could be so large. He was wrong. The Imperial College researcher was the first to see a Shelley’s eagle owl in the wilds of Ghana since the 1870s.