Tag: "Endangered Species"

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Extinction of Species Not as Rapid as it is Predicted, says New Study

It is a common concern of many naturalists that a number of species may become extinct even before scientists can discover them. But a new research by a Griffith University researcher says that these concerns are highly overstated.

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London Zoo Welcomes The Media for Their Annual Animal Census

It seems such an odd thing – a zoo counting their animals annually to ensure that they’re all still there. But that’s exactly what the London zoo was doing when they welcomed a new species – the photograph “snappers” – or, in more common terms – the press.

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Lemurs Become the Most Threatened Animals in the World

As more and more wild animals battle for survival in a man-made world, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that the Madagascar Lemurs have become the most endangered animals on Earth. The main reason for their downfall is destruction of their forest homes.

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Thousands of Baby Sea Turtles Bulldozed on the Caribbean Coast

The weekend task of diverting a river on the Caribbean island of Trinidad took an ugly turn when the bulldozers and excavators crushed thousands of baby leatherback turtles nesting on the beach. For a species where every little survivor is a chance of saving the turtles from extinction, this is a tragic loss.

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Exotic Bird’s eating trouble solved with a Bottle of Coke

Coca cola is not the medicine a doctor would prescribe for digestive troubles, but it surely helped save the life of one exotic bird that had hatched in Decin Zoo in Czech republic.

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Successful Live Birth for Sumatran Rhino: Fourth to be Born in Captivity in More than a Century

Just days after the release of the annually updated Red List – a list of the world’s most endangered species – a glimpse of hope emerged for the Sumatran rhinoceros species. That hope came in the form of a baby. “Ratu gave birth to a male baby at 00:45 (17:45 GMT) on Saturday. Both the […]

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Endangered Whale shows Recovery Signs after Shipping Lane Moved

Thanks to collaboration between a Canadian oil company and an aquarium, the whales of Bay of Fundy are swimming carefree again without the risk of being hit by a ship. The move that was made ten years ago is reaping rewards with the population of the once extinct right whale on the rise. A decade […]

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Study: Endangered Species Act Working

The Endangered Species Act is often criticized by many for failing to actually revive the dying species and just hindering the path of development. In order to get the real picture the Center for Biological Diversity published a new report this week which clearly shows that the Endangered Species act is helping many species bounce back from becoming extinct and is indeed a workable solution.

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Global Tiger Population Recovering but Poaching still a Threat

In November 2010 the 13 countries of the world that still have a tiger population came together and pledged to double the number of tigers by 2022. In the first meeting of these tiger range countries, significant progress was reported but poaching still seems to be the number one concern for all nations.

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First Camera Footage of World’s Rarest Gorillas

There are still many species in this world whose existence has not been publicly known because of their elusive nature. Cross river Gorilla’s are one of such species that are one of the world’s rarest gorillas but have remained hidden from the world. Now for the first time ever Wildlife Conservation Society has released camera trap video footage of these amazing animals.

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Rise in Population of World’s Rarest Amur Leopards in China

Amur Leopards, the most endangered leopards of the world are growing in numbers according to a new population survey that was carried out for the first time at Northeast China’s Jilin Province. The census showed that the population of the leopards had almost doubled in the province.

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Only 55 individuals remain of the World’s Smallest Dolphins

Maui’s Dolphins are the smallest dolphins in the world measuring just about a metre and a half. But a new study warns that these unique creatures are on the verge of extinction with only 55 individuals remaining in the wild.