This video says about itself: 2 November 2017 Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new species of orangutan. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis (Tapanuli orangutan), live in remote areas of rainforest in Batang Toru, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. From ScienceDaily: Newly discovered orangutan species is ‘among the most threatened great […]

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Illegal logging poised to wipe Cambodian wildlife sanctuary off the map – Mongabay.com http://bit.ly/2JgIPbU Illegal logging poised to wipe Cambodian wildlife sanctuary off the map Mongabay.com Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary has lost more than 60 percent of its forest cover since it was established in 1993, with most of the loss occurring since 2010. Superforest via […]

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Cayman News Service (29 April 2020) reports that Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection. Cayman’s mangroves now have official legal protection, which should, finally, prevent these dwindling yet critically important species from being removed by developers without consequence. On Monday, the National Conservation Council gazetted the adoption of a Species Conservation Plan, which formalises mangrove protection in […]

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Birdlife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats, helping to coordinate mangrove conservation activities at priority sites in the Caribbean islands. See description here: The new alliance of BirdLife Partners and other organisations aims to conserve, […]

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The La Times reports Joshua trees face the risk of extinction after decades of development, drought and more frequent wildfires due to climate change in their Mojave Desert stronghold, according to state wildlife authorities who are recommending that the trees be considered for listing as an endangered species. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife on […]

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WildEarth Guardians News Release Beloved Joshua Trees Move Toward Endangered Species Act Protection Washington, DC— In response to a petition by WildEarth Guardians, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced it will review the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Multiple climate models predict severe range contractions in the next […]

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