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2012-09-11 14:01:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are the important causes of biodiversity and conservation devolving into more and more of a popularity contest? More than 8,000 scientists from the world´s preeminent conservation organization, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), have established for the first time, 100 of the most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. However, they said many of these species may become extinct because they are not...

2012-05-21 23:01:41

Critically endangered saola face extinction in Vietnam without increased protection Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Two decades after the discovery of the saola — one of the most spectacular species discoveries of the 20th century — the rare large mammal remains as mysterious as ever. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warns that the species, found in the mountains of Vietnam, faces extinction unless protection efforts are intensified. The saola is a primitive member of the Bovidae...

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2011-04-18 14:05:54

A wildlife official said Monday that a nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered sail, raising hope for the antelope-like species' survival. The saola looks like a small deer or antelope with two horns, but is locally known as an Asian "unicorn."  They are thought to number from a few dozen to a few hundred, and are threatened by poachers who want its horns.  Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that none have survived in...

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2010-09-18 07:53:45

For the first time in more than ten years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most mysterious animals in the world, the saola of Laos and Vietnam. The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (also known as Laos) announced on September15 that in late August villagers in the central province of Bolikhamxay captured a saola and brought it back to their village. The animal died several days later, but was photographed while still alive. This is the first...

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2009-09-03 08:45:00

Meeting in Laos urges prompt action Conservation biologists based in four countries gathered for an emergency meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, August 19, to address the peril of extinction facing one the world's most enigmatic mammals, the Saola. The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) inhabits remote valleys of the Annamite Mountains along the border of Lao PDR and Vietnam. It was discovered to world science only in 1992. At the time of its discovery, it was already rare and restricted to a small...


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2007-12-21 13:04:13

The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also known as the Vu Quang Ox, is one of the world's rarest animals. It is only found in Vietnam and in Laos, near the Vietnam-Laotian border. It is not known how many species exist as it was only first discovered by zoologists in 1992 and only 11 specimens have been recorded alive. The saola occurs in the Annamite Range's moist forests and the Eastern Indochina dry and monsoon forests. They have been spotted in steep river valleys at about 1000 to...

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