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2011-12-14 08:00:00

Proceeds from the Save Vanishing Species stamps will help safeguard habitat and protect endangered species. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) applauds the release of the Multinational Species Semi Postal Stamp, which generates funding to conserve tigers, great apes, rhinoceros, Asian and African elephants, and marine sea turtles. The proceeds from the sale of these 55 cent âœSave Vanishing Speciesâ first...

Image 1 - 100's Of Threatened Species Not On Official US List
2011-12-14 03:54:16

Many of the animal species at risk of extinction in the United States have not made it onto the country's official Endangered Species Act (ESA) list, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. National "red lists" are used by many countries to evaluate and protect locally threatened species. The ESA is one of the best known national lists and arguably the world's most effective biodiversity protection law. A study - now published in Conservation Letters - has compared...

Two Species Per Day Discovered In Mekong Jungle
2011-12-12 10:51:21

The diversity of life in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, which includes portions of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is so astonishing that a new species is found every two days, according to various media reports. Two-hundred and eight new species were discovered during the last year alone, including a multi-colored gecko and a black and white snub-nosed monkey with an “Elvis” hairdo. The region is also home to some of the world´s most...

2011-11-30 08:36:00

Researchers to construct a wireless network of animal-borne embedded devices to help track wildlife COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Endangered species regulations are aimed at protecting animals at risk, but how can we be sure about what is happening to them when humans aren't around? Researchers at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, the National Geographic Society and Princeton University are teaming up...

2011-11-29 10:17:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced today its expansion into the sale of home entertainment products in retail outlets with the release of "Turtle: The Incredible Journey." The DVD and Blu-ray of the film is now available through retailers and on-line sellers nationwide. The film is available to consumers on Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster and Best Buy Web sites as well as in Walmart and Kroger retail stores. <font size="2"...

2011-11-24 08:00:00

The Snow Leopard Trust, a Seattle based wildlife conservation organization has reached the finals of the BBC World Challenge. The Snow Leopard Trust and two other finalists received the most votes from worldwide supporters of the 12 organizations selected to compete. By reaching the finals, the Trust will receive a minimum prize of $10,000 for conservation of the endangered snow leopard. The final results will be announced during an event televised by BBC World News on December 3rd. Seattle,...

2011-11-22 16:47:52

Ecological tourism has no effect on the presence of large mammals in the Amazon, according to a study that for the first time compares the biological diversity of ecotourism zones with that of protected areas. Furthermore, it can help to protect the biodiversity of areas that are not officially protected yet are vital in the ecological framework. Since the UN began to promote ecological tourism at the end of the 1980's as a way of protecting the environment without resorting to its...

2011-11-18 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine conservationists who have devoted their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The nominees' work spans the globe, representing a range of species and locale. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and select six finalists, who will be announced in the spring of 2012. The Prize Jury will then...

Image 1 - Satellites Help With Species Conservation
2011-11-18 04:28:29

Organisms living on small islands are particularly threatened by extinction. However, data are often lacking to objectively assess these threats. A team of German and British researchers used satellite imagery to assess the conservation status of endangered reptiles and amphibians of the Comoro archipelago in the Western Indian Ocean. The researchers used their results to point out which species are most threatened and to define priorities for future protected areas. The study was published...

Western Black Rhino of Africa Declared Extinct
2011-11-10 12:26:45

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Thursday that the Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct. The group said the Northern White Rhino of central Africa is also now "possibly extinct" in the wild and the Javan Rhino is "probably extinct" in Vietnam. "A lack of political support and willpower for conservation efforts in many rhino habitats, international organized crime groups targeting rhinos and increasing illegal demand for...


Latest Endangered species Reference Libraries

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Baird’s Tapir, Tapirus bairdii
2012-05-09 08:23:13

Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the tapir. Commonly known as danta by people throughout its range, this tapir has been given other...

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2009-01-13 19:58:20

The Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans) is a species of freshwater fish native to certain areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States. Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide downstream sections of rivers. It is the rarest of the endemic big-river fishes of the Colorado River. It...

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2008-05-02 12:51:39

The Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens), is a small bat that lives in caves throughout the southern United States. It usually chooses caves which are located within one mile of a river or reservoir. The range of the endangered gray bat is concentrated in the cave regions of Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, with occasional colonies and individuals found in adjacent states. The species' present total population is estimated to number over 1,500,000. The gray bat's range overlaps...

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2007-12-27 10:26:59

The Rothschild's Birdwing (Ornithoptera rothschildi), is a large butterfly from the birdwing genus endemic to the Arfak Mountains, Western New Guinea. The Rothschild's Birdwing has the most restricted distribution of all birdwings. Its preferred habitat is flowering meadows in an altitude from 6500 to 8800 feet. The females can reach a wingspan up to 6 inches. The forewings are dark brown to blackish brown with creamy white to grayish spots. The hindwings rimmed with black scales and have...

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