|Friday, July 28th, 2006|
|Friday, April 8th, 2005|
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|
|Tuesday, January 25th, 2005|
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|
|Friday, December 31st, 2004|
|Thursday, December 23rd, 2004|
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.
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
10. Electrical itemsRead the whole thing
Yellow-Eyed PenguinCurrent pop.:
<5000Mystery 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
"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