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Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

APPEAL: The caves of Meghalaya

During the 2010 expedition to India, the boys visited the caves at Meghalaya. We therefore print this appeal, in the hope that some of you out in bloggoland will be interested...

The caves of Meghalaya are under threat from the mining lobby. Each day, millions of years of nature's labour of love are reduced to rubble filled into bags and sent off somewhere around the world to build some concrete monstrosity that won't even last 200 years. To highlight this tragedy, I am working on a "countdown" calendar for the year 2012, to showcase the exquisite beauty of the caves in the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills of Meghalaya in the hope that people will rally together to preserve and protect them.

This call goes out to spelunkers, (cave explorers), adventurers, explorers, scientists, photographers, geo-palenteologists, naturalists or photographers. to contribute to this effort by sending me photographs to use in high resolution of these caves along with a brief description. Any photographs used in the calendar will have the mugshot of the photographer, a 50-word profile and the picture credit. Geo-tags if available too will be most appreciated. Please come forward and contribute from your collection towards this campaign that aims at saving another precious natural treasure from biting the dust!

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