Latest Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Stories
The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) and the International Community Foundation received news this week that a $600,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B.
The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust reports that a critically endangered frog species has found new hope in a new home.
Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivorous mammal in eastern Madagascar.
Scientists are rescuing dozens of one of the world's most rarest species of amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.
Conservationists report that the world's smallest and rarest pigs are "thriving" following their release into the wild last year.
The "mountain chicken frog" of the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat is the latest victim of a lethal fungal disease that is devastating amphibian populations throughout the world.
Researchers have released new footage of one of the worldâ€™s rarest mammals â€“ a giant shrew-like creature that packs a venomous bite.
When she was a schoolgirl in South Yorkshire Susie Parkin now smiles at the memory she had "millions of cats" and bred up to 10 guinea pigs at once. Sometimes she saw foxes slinking around the Sheffield suburb of Norton Lees where she lived.
Madagascarâ€™s turtles and tortoises, which rank among the most endangered reptiles on earth, will continue to crawl steadily toward extinction unless major conservation measure are enacted, according to a recent assessment by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups.
Durrell's vontsira (Salanoia durrelli) is a carnivorous mammal that is native to Madagascar. It makes up the genus Salanoia along with its closest relative, the brown-tailed mongoose, although their similarities are merely genetic. This mammal has a small range, occurring only in Lac Alaotra, a marshy area that reaches an elevation of 2460 feet. First discovered in 2004, by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Durrell’s vontsira was not given species status until 2010. After the...
The Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the Alaotran bamboo lemur, Alaotran gentle lemur, and the Lac Alaotra gentle lemur, and its local name is the bandro. It lives in a small range comprised of the area in and around the reed beds of Lac Alaotra in northeast Madagascar. The Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur is small, reaching an average body length of up to 1.3 feet and a weight of up to three pounds. The...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.