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November 6, 2019, Thailand: A rescued young Sunda pangolin takes his first tentative steps after being released back into the wild in Thailand, in a series of photographs snapped by staff from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London). ..The Critically Endangered animal was being illegally kept in cramped conditions and constant darkness by a poacher, before being saved by ZSL staff and local park rangers...Nicknamed Kosin – inspired by the Thai name for the god Indra, celebrated as a friend to humanity - by his rescuers, the puppy-sized youngster, estimated to be under a year old, weighed just 1kg and measured 67-centimetres nose-to-tail...Believed to have been snatched at night by poachers searching for pangolins to sell, experts think Kosin was kept alive as the meat and scales of live pangolins reach a higher price on the black market than those of dead animals...Following his rescue, Kosin was given a thorough health check and despite his ordeal found to be in good condition. After a short period of monitoring he was ready to be returned to the wild...The team from ZSL transported him to a remote, safe place as far away from known poaching hotspots as possible and have been monitoring his release site ever since. They are pleased to report that no poachers have been seen there since his release, giving Kosin the best possible chance of survival...Dr Eileen Larney, ZSL Conservationist said: “It was an extraordinary moment to watch Kosin being released back into the wild and then take his first steps back to the wild, but sadly his story is rare. Our team was able to get to him in time, care for him and return him to the wild. Thanks to the support of our donors and our incredible team he has been given a precious second chance, something many thousands of his species do not get...“A single pangolin is worth up to three months’ wages for rural villagers in Thailand and is considered as valuable as a lottery wi

El corona y la Corona

Tan alarmante o más que la propia pandemia del coronavirus Covid-19 es el hecho de que nunca se hable de su causa última, que no es otra que el especismo: la explotación, el hacinamiento, la tortura y la canibalización masiva de animales no humanos. A pesar de precedentes tan graves como el síndrome de las vacas locas, la gripe aviar […]

March 24, 2020, Madrid, Spain: Photo taken on March 21, 2020 shows the field hospital set up at the IFEMA Exhibition center in Madrid, Spain. Sunday saw the first patients arrive at the field hospital which has been set up at the IFEMA exhibition center in Madrid by members of the Spanish military's Emergency Response Unit. The field hospital will eventually have space for 5,500 beds and also an intensive care unit. (EFEHandout via Xinhua) (Credit Image: © Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Un millón de casos no es tan mala noticia

Llevamos dos semanas aterrorizados y cada día que pasa nos asustamos más. Con razón. A la hora de escribir estas líneas el número de muertes debidas a la pandemia en España supera las 3400 (3434) y el número de casos declarados se acerca a los 50 000  (47 610). Hemos adelantado a China (3287 defunciones) y miramos a Italia, que […]

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Lo que nos une

Todo esto me ha pillado en Turquía porque, como decía mi abuela, nunca hago lo que se me dice. Lo reconozco: fui uno de esos que solo veía una paranoia alimentada por unos canales de televisión que habían encontrado un filón mucho más rentable que Ortega Smith para petar las audiencias. Algo de eso hubo también. Uno de los objetivos […]

CHANGSHA, Feb. 11, 2020  A 3D printer prints the spectacle frame of a pair of goggles at the additive manufacturing research and application center of Hunan Vanguard Group Co., Ltd. in the economic development zone of Changsha City, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 11, 2020. The company has been producing goggles for medical use with more than 50 3D printers working day and night recently. The first batch of 500 pairs of goggles it produced have been sent to Changsha and Huaihua to aid the novel coronavirus control efforts there. (Credit Image: © Xue Yuge/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Los impacientes de la pandemia

Mucho se ha escrito de la pandemia de la neumonía de Wuhan. Y mucho hemos oído, de los que saben y también de los que no saben, estos últimos pensando que de todo saben y de todo pueden hablar sin un pudor mínimo ante la situación de emergencia que vivimos. Y mucho hemos visto, como nunca antes había sucedido, asistiendo […]

Italy,  Ponte San Pietro (Bergamo)   - March 18, 2020.Coronavirus Covid 19 emergency .The mortuary (morgue) of Ponte San Pietro Hospital in the Province of Bergamo the area where the highest number of infection of COVID19 Coronavirus were recorded (Credit Image: © Cozzoli/Fotogramma/Ropi via ZUMA Press)

Cómo combatir una pandemia (II)

En la entrega anterior vimos uno de los parámetros esenciales de toda enfermedad infecciosa, el número de reproducción básica (R0) que nos da, en promedio, el número de contagios debido a una persona que ha contraído la enfermedad y está en fase infecciosa. Como ya comentamos, lo que se pretende con la «receta de Wuhan» es reducir R0, si es […]

Italy,  Ponte San Pietro (Bergamo)   - March 18, 2020.Coronavirus Covid 19 emergency .The mortuary (morgue) of Ponte San Pietro Hospital in the Province of Bergamo the area where the highest number of infection of COVID19 Coronavirus were recorded (Credit Image: © Cozzoli/Fotogramma/Ropi via ZUMA Press)

Cómo combatir una pandemia (I)

El día 8 de marzo publicaba, junto con Carlos Pena, un artículo, «El coronavirus y la leyenda del tablero de ajedrez», cuyo principal objetivo era resaltar la necesidad urgente de medidas de contención. En esas fechas se celebraban todavía eventos que implicaban aglomeraciones masivas de personas, en concreto las manifestaciones del 8M que aglutinaron del orden de 220 000 participantes […]

Isometric map of Spain with highlighted country vector illustration on dark background. coronavirus statistics. 2019-nCoV Dangerous chinese ncov corona virus. infographic and country info.

El coronavirus y la leyenda del tablero de ajedrez

Imaginen que una empresa de telefonía llama para proponerles una fantástica oferta. El precio por llamada, les explican, está fijado de la siguiente manera: por el primer minuto de conversación les cobran 0,1 céntimos; por el segundo, 0,2; por el tercero, 0,4; por el cuarto, 0,8 céntimos y así sucesivamente. Podría parecer conveniente: muchas compañías ofrecen tarifas de prepago del […]