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Below are the 11 most recent journal entries recorded in Extinction Watch's LiveJournal:

Friday, July 28th, 2006
1:15 pm

Alaska's majestic gray wolves are in grave danger. Marksmen use low-flying planes to chase the wolves, run them to exhaustion and shoot them to death at point-blank range. More than 150 wolves have already been killed this year!

Help us Save America's Wolves! Sign the petition below to urge the Bush administration to end the brutal slaughter of these magnificent animals by enforcing the Federal Airborne Hunting Act.

Hundreds of Idaho wolves are at risk in Idaho, where in 2001 legislators passed a measure calling for the elimination of wolves "by any means necessary."

Fill out the form below to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceto deny Idaho’s recent requests to kill wolves in the Clear Water Basin and in areas where they are still protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Friday, April 8th, 2005
10:25 pm
A conservation success story
Hello, I'm new to this community. Here's something I thought you might be interested in. I found it quite uplifting, myself.

Sorry it's a few days old.
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005
7:41 am
Tuesday, January 25th, 2005
1:05 am
Hello there. I decided to join because I'm a biology nerd, maintain an interest in extinct animals, and also because you have Gerald Durrell listed in your interests and no one who likes him can be a bad person.

I assume you've seen this website. If by some fluke you haven't, it's really great. Recently Extinct Animals website.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
2:40 pm
Cetacean conflict
Off the coast of Britain, bottlenose dolphins are resorting to killing their cetacean cousins, the harbour porpoise. The motive is suspected to be increasing competition for food.

- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4187551.stm
2:31 pm
Grey wolf & Amur leopard
Norway goes after its grey wolves:

- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4194963.stm

And Russia takes on the Amur leopard, the rarest cat in the world:

- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4197737.stm
Friday, December 31st, 2004
7:41 pm
Island Biogeography for dummies or...
Has anyone here read The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen? If so, what did you think... If not, you should.

Current Mood: crazy
Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
4:14 pm
Ten Things not to buy for Christmas
The WWF releases its list of Ten Things not to buy for Christmas. Well-written article, nicely lays out the case for conservation of specific species.

The list:

1. Beluga Caviar

sample defence: If buying, buy carefully. While nothing is more evocative of luxury than black caviar, be aware that the sturgeon of the Caspian Sea could face extinction due to unsustainable and illegal plunder for their roe. Purchase caviar only from shops, only in sealed jars and, most importantly of all, make sure the jar or tin is sealed with a CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) label.

2. Tigers/Tiger products
3. Ivory products
4. Turtle shell products
5. Shahtoosh scarf, woven from hair of Tibetan antelope
6. Coral products
7. Crocodile skin and snake skin products
8. Cod
9. Cactus
10. Electrical items

Read the whole thing.
3:59 pm
yellow-eyed penguin
Species: Yellow-Eyed Penguin
Current pop.: <5000

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Mystery Illness Stalks World's Rarest Penguin

"A mystery disease is killing off yellow-eyed penguin chicks in New Zealand in a fresh blow to efforts to conserve the world's rarest member of the penguin family, a conservation group said on Thursday."

- Full story on Reuters
3:46 pm
mountain gorilla
"Rwandan police have arrested four suspected poachers and recovered a baby mountain gorilla that was stolen from its family in the forests of neighboring Congo."

- Full story on CNN.

Dian Fossey's babies - there's only 380 of them left now.
3:44 pm
Sumatran rhino

"The Sumatran rhino, the most endangered of all rhinoceros, is fast heading to extinction with its population at one of its last reserves in Indonesia dropping by 90 percent in 14 years to 50."

- Full story on AFP - Yahoo News
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