ScienceDaily reports A study has found that, left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar’s entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070, impacting thousands of plants, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that are endemic to the island nation. Read article at Climate change and deforestation could decimate Madagascar’s rainforest habitat by […]

via Climate change & deforestation could decimate Madagascar’s rainforest habitat by 2070 — Natural History Wanderings

Source:ABC News (Australia) a public broadcast service in Australia “May God bless each and every one of these kind and compassionate Australians, our hearts and support go out to them.” ~ R.T.

via Feel Good Sunday: Australians are opening their homes to wildlife injured and orphaned in bushfires — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Bats get a bad rap. Whether they’re in the belfry or portrayed as flying bloodsuckers in pop culture, humans generally don’t feel warm and cozy about the creatures of the night. “It’s absolutely true,” said Carolyn Callaghan, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s senior conservation biologist, terrestrial wildlife, down the line from Luskville, Quebec. “We associate them […]

via Help the bats, says the Canadian Wildlife Federation — Toronto Sun

Thai immigration officials seized 95 Indian tortoises inside the luggage of a Taiwanese couple attempting to smuggle them to Taiwan. According to a statement from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, officials identified the suspects as 38-year-old Lai Tsung and 37-year-old, Lai Tsung. Both were detained while passing a security check at the departures terminal of Bangkok’s Don Meung International Airport.

via THAILAND: Thai police catch Taiwanese trying to smuggle 95 tortoises [PHOTOS] — Eurovision Social Newswire