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Sharks And Rays Face Extinction
2014-01-23 15:00:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in eLife, a quarter of the world’s sharks and rays face extinction within the next few decades due to overfishing. The latest study is the first to survey the cartilaginous fish status throughout coastal seas and oceans, revealing that 249 out of 1,041 sharks and rays fall under three threatened categories on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List. “We now know that...

IUCN Red List Update Includes Endangered Forest Giraffe
2013-11-27 04:43:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two rare African creatures – a giraffe-like mammal known as the okapi and an extremely rare bird known as the white-winged flufftail – are on the verge of extinction, according to the latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The okapi, which is also known as the “forest giraffe,” was reclassified as an endangered species by the IUCN in the update released...

Most Irreplaceable Habitats
2013-11-15 14:49:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international scientists has identified the world’s protected areas that are the most important to stopping animal extinctions in a new report published by the journal Science. Using data on over 170,000 protected areas and assessments of nearly 22,000 species on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the team assessed each protected area for the long-term prospects of birds, mammals and amphibians. The researchers...

Black Rhino Extinct
2013-11-08 10:27:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The western black rhino is now officially extinct, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The world's largest conservation network had considered the rhino, last seen in 2006, "critically endangered" up until it made the official declaration earlier this week. "Given the wildlife poaching taking place, lack of political will and conservation effort by Cameroon conservation authorities in the past, and...

Climate Change Redefines Endangered Species
2013-06-24 12:17:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The forces of climate change are redefining what it means for a species to be endangered, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE. The wide-ranging study from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found as many as 83 percent of birds, 66 percent of amphibians and 70 percent of corals are highly susceptible to the effects of climate change, yet not currently classified as threatened with...

2013-05-24 23:32:37

a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, publishing Part 3 of Saving Threatened Species From Extinction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, publishing Part 3 of Saving...

2013-05-24 23:32:34

Endangered Earth Journal.com has published Part 3 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 3, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species. In the interview, Vié talks...

2013-05-20 23:22:38

a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, posting Part 2 of Saving Threatened Species From Extinction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, posting Part 2 of Saving...

2013-05-20 23:22:35

Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 2 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, on Saving Threatened Species From Extinction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 2, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our...

2013-05-17 23:17:43

a Tiger Journal.com begins a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 a Tiger Journal.com begins a three-part interview with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS — Save Our Species, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. "Wild tigers...


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Zino’s Petrel, Pterodroma Madeira
2013-04-21 09:46:05

The Zino’s Petrel (Pterodroma madeira) is a little seabird in the gadfly petrel genus which is endemic to the island of Madeira. This long-winged petrel has a grey back and wings, with a dark “W” marking across the wings, and a grey upper tail. The undersides of the wings are blackish except for a white triangle at the front edge near the body, and the belly is white with grey flanks. It’s very similar in appearance to the slightly larger Fea’s Petrel, and separating these two...

Zapata Rail, Cyanolimnas cerverai
2012-11-27 00:03:03

The Zapata Rail is the only member of the monotypic genus Cyanolimnus. It is overall a dark-colored rail bird. It has grayish-blue underparts, a red-based yellow bill, brown upperparts, white under tail coverts, and red eyes and legs. Their short wings make it almost unable to fly. It is endemic to the wetlands of the Zapata Peninsula in southern Cuba, where its only known nest was discovered in saw grass tussocks. There is not much known about its diet or its reproductive behavior, and its...

Sawfish
2012-08-17 06:50:56

The sawfish is the common name for a family of rays, called Pristidae, containing seven species within two genera. Also known as the carpenter shark, it is not related to the similar looking sawshark. Sawfish prefer to live in the tropical or subtropical regions of the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic. Its largest populations are found in Australia and in Florida. This species can be found living near the coast in estuaries and bays, and can often be found moving into rivers or large lakes, like...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.