What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

The Tico Times shares an AFP report about species that are threatened or going extinct. The article says that three Central American frog species have gone extinct and many others may soon follow as their populations are ravaged by a fungus that is spreading faster because of climate change, according to conservationists. Other species, such […]

Climate Change Spurring Frog Extinctions: Conservationists — Repeating Islands

I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports A rampant trade in Asian birds for their beautiful songs is emptying forests of sound and life. Read story at I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct • The Revelator

I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands

BBC News shares a video about the has been successfully bred in captivity in the UK for the first time outside its native Panama. To do this, the scientists have reproduced the exact conditions of this tropical frog, from the water depth and temperature to the exact vegetation found in Panama. The video is by […]

Saving one of the world’s rarest toads from extinction — Repeating Islands

Endangered Species Updates — Natural History Wanderings

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently updated its red list of endangered species. Their assessment of  71,576 species concludes that 21,286 are now threatened with extinction. Some of their recent updates serious declines in the population of the Okapi (Okapia johnstoni), a close relative of the giraffe, unique to the rainforests of […]

Endangered Species Updates — Natural History Wanderings

What it Means to be Critically Endangered — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Black rhino The IUCN has just issued a Red List update for African rhinos. Black rhino numbers have steadily been increasing since 1995, so why are they still considered Critically Endangered? Of the five living rhino species, three – the black, Sumatran and Javan rhinos – are classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red […]

What it Means to be Critically Endangered — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

IRF Statement on Hunt of Namibian Black Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

While the International Rhino Foundation does not condone the hunt of a Namibian rhino bull under the permit auctioned by the Dallas Safari Club, it is legal under Namibian and United States law, as well as under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

IRF Statement on Hunt of Namibian Black Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Reducing Asia’s Demand for Rhino Horn — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Operation: Stop Poaching Now We’re counting down and almost to number 10. We’re sharing 10 Ways to Fight Rhino Poaching — detailing diverse solutions you can support to address the poaching crisis.     10. Demand Reduction With 900 rhinos killed so far this year in South Africa, decades of success in conservation are in […]

Reducing Asia’s Demand for Rhino Horn — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Comments on the Dallas Safari Club Auction of a Permit to Hunt a Black Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

International Rhino Foundation Comments on Dallas Safari Club Auction of a Permit to Hunt a Black Rhino 29 October 2013 Much media attention has been directed this past week to the Dallas Safari Club’s intention to auction off a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia, the proceeds to go towards preserving this magnificent […]

Comments on the Dallas Safari Club Auction of a Permit to Hunt a Black Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie

By Dana M Bergstrom (University of Wollongong), Euan Ritchie (Deakin University), Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University) and Michael Depledge (University of Exeter). This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists […]

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie