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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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Monday, July 25, 2011

BADGERS: This came in the post

http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2011/07/19/badgers-trial-shoots-to-go-ahead/

Today, the government announced it plans to go ahead with two trials of shooting badgers. This would be part of measures to reduce the spread of disease – bovine TB – between different herds of cattle. Badgers can carry the disease and as a result many farmers are keen to reduce their numbers as they think it’s essential for controlling the disease. Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, says she is “strongly minded” to back the shooting of badgers.

Read on...

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

From CFZ Australia:
Sumatran Tiger dies - for loo roll!
Mythical Horotiu threatens NZ transport project

From CFZ New Zealand:
Its been a long road.
Mythical monster puts NZ on notice

From CFZ Canada:
Giant Shark Sightings in the Bay of Fundy

SEA MONSTERS IN `ASIAN GEOGRAPHIC`

Interesting article on sea monsters by Matt Bille, with illustrations by Bill Rebsamen. Go to page 60...
Check it out...

THIS MAN DESERVES THE WORST PUNISHMENT

Alleged rhino horn syndicate member Dawie Groenewald reportedly purchased 36 rhinos during June and July 2009 – and last month, investigators discovered a mass grave of 20 rhinos on Groenewald’s property in Musina.

Read on...(The article also contains a photograph of an enormous leopard; as Karl Shuker says, the biggest he has ever seen)

ODDS AND SODS FROM CHAD ARMENT

Another hairless animal, possibly a raccoon:
http://www.channel3000.com/news/28627531/detail.html

A new species of rattlesnake is being announced at a conference in Tucson:
http://www.fox11az.com/news/local/Rattlesnake-conference-in-Tucson-126021604.html

Not biofortean, but interesting, some strange archaeology in Bavaria:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,775348,00.html

HAUNTED SKIES: UFO cuttings & Dr Mary Lewis & butterflies

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/07/ufo-cuttings-dr-mary-lewis.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1951 the actor Kevin Spacey was born. Spacey has stared in several films that may be of interest to Forteans including 'Seven', 'The Usual Suspects' and 'American Beauty' and was awarded a CBE last year. He has also being a big fan of Doctor Who, had his name mentioned by those 'in the know' as a possible actor to play a future incarnation of the Doctor, but then so has Brian Blessed.
And now the news:

Australia planning wildlife corridors
The Origin of Malaria: The Hunt Continues
Paternity Testing Helps Fill in Family Tree for Pu...
Why Dolphins Wear Sponges
Pilot whales die after Highland beaching (via Dawn...
Hunting jellyfish threaten fish stocks
Sei whale spotted off Scotland
Illegal fishing – Theft and destruction

Sometimes the fish win:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MEKDttsqVM

CFZ CANADA: Giant Shark Sightings in the Bay of Fundy



http://cfz-canada.blogspot.com/2011/06/giant-shark-sightings-in-bay-of-fundy.html

Dale on the frontiers of anthropology

Two blogs up today with an overview of Graham Hancock's Underworld

http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2011/07/sunken-foreunners-of-asias-ancient.html

And then some more reviews for two of the examples for sunken structures with amention of Andrew Collins's Gateway to Atlantis in the second example:

http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2011/07/tale-of-two-sunken-cities..html

So basically working on the Atlantis theme again.