A touching and beautiful video about protecting the endangered sea turtles of South Africa and Southern Mozambique.
The new Congress seems to be spending too much time drinking Tea and not catching up on the latest science (or it is just gets all its science information from the fossil fuel industry). It has launched a full out attack on science and the environment. The Endangered Species Act and certain iconic species haven’t been spared.
A huge oil slick in the Southern Atlantic is threatening to wipe out the world’s largest colony of the endangered Northern Rockhopper penguin and other rare species, including the Speckled petrel.
Birders along Michigan’s southwest coast helped prompt a government rescue of an apparently injured Great Lakes piping plover last week. The lone bird, marooned near Warren Dune State Park since migration season, was unable to travel to its wintering habitat along the southeast coast of the U.S. Because the Great Lakes piping plover is a […]
In the middle of the world’s 6th great extinction, it is hard to find a lot of positive news on biodiversity and saving species — we currently have a rate of extinction the world has not seen since dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. However, at the end of the Convention of Biodiversity in Nagoya, […]
Photo of cougar taken by Jim Deutsch on property of Larry Lippert in western Alcona County, Michigan, in August 1997. Photo courtesy Michigan Wildlife Conservancy. The confirmed roaming of a cougar — of the non-human kind — across Minnesota and Wisconsin and occasional sightings this summer in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Northern Michigan are evoking […]
The Blue whale–the largest animal ever to inhabit our planet–has been tracked by researchers since its numbers were perilously close to extinction in the 1960’s. Much of this tracking has been accomplished through underwater monitoring of whale “songs”, which are sung exclusively by male whales. These long, and fairly complex, sonic compositions are believed to […]
The large-billed reed Warbler is a bird species that is thought to thrive in significant numbers, but it’s also one that’s very rarely spotted, with it’s last known recorded sighting taking place in 2006. Some researchers have indicated that perhaps the reed Warbler is spotted more often than some realize, because it’s often mistaken for […]
The Masvingo regional court has sentenced a member of the Mazhongwe rhino poaching gang to 17 years in prison for killing an endangered rhino. Justice – at last: Zimbabwe rhino poacher Tichaona Mutyairi has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for killing a rhino and firing on police in October 2009. After years of […]
Once the largest importer of illegal rhino horn for use in ceremonial dagger handles, Yemen is no longer considered a driving force in the current rhino poaching crisis. While demand for illegal rhino horn in Asia surges and threatens to undermine decades of conservation efforts, the market for illegal rhino horn in Yemen has decreased […]
Good news from Uganda: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has welcomed a third baby rhino! 2010 is off to a promising start at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where a white rhino calf was born on January 2 – the third baby rhino following more than 25 years of regional extinction.
12 suspected rhino poachers and rhino horn buyers have been arrested in Kenya following the killing of a female Southern white rhino on a private ranch. A manhunt in central Kenya has resulted in the arrest of 12 suspected rhino poachers and rhino horn buyers, after a 10-year old female Southern white rhino was shot […]
Another human superstition driving a protected species closer to extinction: Vulture brains are believed to increase luck in the lottery and at the race track. Africa’s protected vultures are becoming the victims of a growing trend: According to a popular superstition, smoking dried vulture brains will result in “visionary” powers.
The Cross River Gorillas have been named the rarest subspecies of Gorilla, and just recently, the first professional footage has been captured according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. These gorillas live in the densest part of the jungle in Cameroon and are very rarely spotted, little less captured on film of any sort.