Tag: "critically endangered species"

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‘Ugly’ Species losing Conservation Funds to ‘Celebrity’ Species

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.

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Video Captures Stunning Footage of Rare Javan Leopard

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.

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New Park Safeguards Future of Western Lowland Gorillas

In 2008 the world was stunned by the news when Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) accidentally discovered a remote swamp forests in northern Republic of Congo contained a stunning population of 125,000 western lowland gorillas. Now, the newly created Ntokou-Pikounda National Park will finally ensure that this haven for the apes remains protected for the future.

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Twycross Zoo Debuts New Baby Gorilla!

Exciting new for keepers at the Twycross Zoo! Staff at the primate center announced today that one of their western lowland gorilla females, Ozala welcomed a baby at approximately 9.15am on Thursday, January 3.

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Critically Endangered Black Macaque Population in Sulawesi on the Rebound

While most reports of critically endangered species continue to break the hearts of wildlife and nature enthusiasts, there is one critically endangered species in Sulawesi making a comeback! Black macaques, otherwise known as the ‘gorilla of Indonesia,’ are reportedly showing signs of recovery after experiencing a decline so devastating that experts thought they would disappear.