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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...

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 23:17:40

Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1 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, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1, 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...

2013-05-15 23:27:33

Endangered Earth Journal.com will feature a three-part interview with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, starting Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com will feature part one, 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,...

Extinction Risk For Many Invertebrates
2012-09-01 07:33:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty percent of the invertebrate species across the globe -- spineless creatures ranging from earthworms to bees to butterflies to lobsters and beyond -- are facing the possible risk of extinction unless more is done to protect them, say researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). As part of their 87-page study, ZSL scientists joined forces with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to review...

Mass Extinction Of Species Could Prove Harmful To Humans
2012-06-20 11:29:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Plants and animals, both wild and domestic, are inextricably linked and any mass extinction of species would be catastrophic for life around the world, including humans. That´s the underlying theme in the newest update to the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released Tuesday at the Rio+20 conference. The report showed that “of the 63,837 species assessed, 19,817 are threatened with...

2012-06-06 23:02:54

Endangered Species blog ℠Endangered Earth Journal.com´ is featuring an interview with Liz Bennett, Vice President for Species Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), for World Environment Day. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 As part of its ongoing interview series on endangered species, Endangered Earth Journal.com is featuring an interview with Liz Bennett, Vice President for Species Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), for World...

2012-05-23 23:01:02

Endangered species blog 'Endangered Earth Journal.com' is featuring an interview with Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Endangered Species at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on the plight of endangered species. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 As part of its ongoing interview series on endangered species, 'Endangered Earth Journal.com' is featuring an interview with Gary Frazer, the Assistant Director for Endangered Species at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Frazer, who assumed...

Endangered Species On Track To Recovery Success
2012-05-20 06:03:56

Nearly 100 endangered species should be on track to meet federal scientists´ recovery goals, according to a new analysis by a national nonprofit organization that seeks to protect the planet´s biological diversity. The Center for Biological Diversity´s review examined population trends of 110 endangered plant and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in every state across the USA, including Florida´s American crocodile, the gray wolf of the Rockies,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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