There are nearly 20,000 animal and plant species in the world that are threatened and need all the help they can get to survive on the planet, but according to a new report, only 80 odd ‘celebrity species’ hog the limelight with little funding or conservation efforts for the others equally doomed.
Global Warming and shrinking habitat are already some of the challenges Polar bears are facing in today’s world and now, to make their life tougher, a study has revealed how warmer climates could make these animals more vulnerable to an array of pathogens and infections.
Flying a four month old to her new home on the banks of the South Luangwa River in Zambia, was one of the best things one passenger aircraft did in a long time. That is because the very special passenger was Douglina, an orphaned baby hippopotamus!
Lead poisoning, it has been revealed is the biggest killer of Endangered California condors. The peregrine fund, that also raises and frees the condors found that the poisonous metal was also affecting birds that are bred in captivity.
The Javan leopard is one of the rarest animals on earth and to capture a clear image of the animal in the wild is an even more rare opportunity. Recently though a camera trap set to capture the wild cat in its forest home in Indonesia was able to provide to the world with some incredible footage.
Penguins and Africa are not usually two words that are normally associated with each other, but scientists have for the first time found fresh evidence of the presence of at least four penguin species in South Africa from fossils believed to be 10 million to 12 million years old.
Eastern lowland gorillas are one of the largest apes in the world and also the rarest. Now in order to save these dying species several conservation organisations have come together to strategically protect and work to save them.
Since probably the dawn of time, humans have hunted animals for “useful” parts. Their meat, eaten. Their skins, used for blankets, clothing and even shelter. Their bones, at one time, were used to make useful items like utensils.
Almost 3000 wild apes are hunted, captured or killed each year says a new UN report released on Monday. The report shows yet another cruel face of the growing illegal wildlife trade.
Scotland has their feared but beloved Loch Ness monster. The Pacific Northwest has Bigfoot. Lake Tahoe now has its own “monster.” If not dealt with, these “monsters” could destroy the lake’s entire ecosystem.