This 8 July 2018 video says about itself: All Crocodile Species Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodylinae, all of whose members are considered true crocodiles, is classified as a biological subfamily. A broader sense of the term crocodile, […]

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The New York Times writes about the Vampire Finch found in the Galápagos For half the year, a little brown bird on the northernmost islands of the Galápagos uses its wickedly sharp beak to pick at seeds, nectar and insects. But when the climate dries out, it drinks blood. Yes, there is such a thing […]

via What is a Vampire Finch? — Natural History Wanderings

Many people have heard about the devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Unfortunately, neighboring Bolivia has also suffered from heightened fire activity this summer, as has the Brazilian Pantanal: the world’s largest wetland. All told, scientists at Panthera – an international wild cat conservation organization – estimate that 500 jaguars have lost their homes or […]

via Panthera: 500 Jaguars Estimated to have Lost Homes or Lives in Amazonian Blazes — The Jaguar

Media Release American Bird Conservancy Declining Warbler, 300 Other Birds to Benefit from Ecuador Land Protection Narupa Reserve Expansion Provides More Winter Habitat for Cerulean Warbler (Washington, D.C., August 6, 2014) The Cerulean Warbler—one of the Americas’ fastest-declining migratory birds—now has more protected wintering habitat in Ecuador, thanks to a cooperative effort by Fundación Jocotoco, […]

via Ecuador Increases Habitat For Cerulean Warbler

Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

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Media Release American Bird Conservancy First-ever Reserves Established to Protect Brazil’s Araripe Manakin Critically Endangered Bird Survives on Only 11 Square Miles (Washington, D.C., December 15, 2014) The first-ever bird reserves have been created for the critically endangered Araripe Manakin, a six-inch bird only discovered in 1996 that numbers fewer than 800 individuals and survives […]

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500 Jaguars are homeless or dead!

The giant raging rain forest fires in Brazil and Bolivia are impacting on the Jaguar population. They either have to move or die…
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