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  • 201630AprSat

    The value of zoos according to WAZA

    | News zoos

    The (WAZA) provides the following reasons to justify the keeping of wild animals in captivity,and why people need to support and celebrate zoos. Wildlife conservation and Species preservationExtinctio...
  • 201630AprSat

    Birds of prey constrained in the beak evolution race

    | News evolution

    New research reveals that eating different foods does not determine how birds of prey’s beaks evolve. A classic example of evolution by natural selection is the way the beaks of bird species evolved i...
  • 201627AprWed

    Controversial tiger temple in Thailand gets zoo license

    | News zoos

    by Shreya Dasgupta Thailand’s Tiger Temple has been mired in controversy. Earlier this year, a National Geographic investigation and a report released by Cee4life (Conservation and Environmental Educa...
  • 201627AprWed

    Better data needed to stop sixth mass extinction

    | News biodiversity

    Call for better data as study reveals just 5 percent of datasets meet a 'gold standard' needed for effective biodiversity conservation. To prevent a new mass extinction of the world's animal and plant...
  • 201627AprWed

    Zoo supports research of polar bears' shifting diets by climate change

    | News zoos

    You really are what you eat. That’s the taking-off point for a new polar bear study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers with an assist from the Oregon Zoo – and published online on...
  • 201625AprMon

    Study investigates effect of climate change on wolverine habitat

    | News biodiversity

    A research team led by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working in cooperation with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has successfully placed satellite collars on two wolverines as part of a...
  • 201624AprSun

    Tigers can be saved from brink of extinction if habitats are preserved

    | News biodiversity

    Satellite analysis reveals tiger habitats are more intact than expected; area large enough to double wild tiger population remains Enough forested habitat remains to bring the tiger back from the brin...
  • 201623AprSat

    Snow leopards will get a new protected area in Mongolia soon

    | News biodiversity

    Mongolia’s Parliament declares the Tost Mountains a State Protected Area. This mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards. The Great Ikh Hural, Mongolia’s parliament, has...
  • 201617AprSun

    Statement of concern by tiger biologists on recent rise in tiger numbers

    | News biodiversity

    The following statement was released on 15 April concerning the status of tigers. On Sunday, April 10th, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum (GTF) issued a report stating that the wor...
  • 201616AprSat

    Mapping software tracks threats to Endangered Species

    | News biodiversity

    Habitat mapping software and satellite imagery can help conservationists predict the movements of endangered species in remote or inaccessible regions and pinpoint areas where conservation efforts sho...
  • 201616AprSat

    Tiger resolution sets new paradigm for conservation

    | News biodiversity

    The 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation concluded today with tiger countries adopting the New Delhi Resolution on Tiger Conservation. The Resolution aligns tiger conservation and eco...
  • 201616AprSat

    Scimitar-horned oryx to be reintroduced in the wild in Chad

    | News zoos

    A Giant Leap for Scimitar-Horned Oryx Conservation For the first time, scimitar-horned oryx are going to be reintroduced to the wild in Chad. Extinct in the wild since the mid-1980s, the species’ retu...

    My personal attempt to try and convince everybody of the beauty and the importance of nature as (evolutionary) phenomenon, especially its fauna. Information is given, in text and image, on my 'beasts'. Cats, especially big ones, will be starring next to other predators. And if possible my all time favourite the cow will make its appearance. But above all I would like to stress and show, as a one-man-pressure-group, the importance of the diversity of life on our earth. As the uncomplicated beauty of animals provides a lot of pleasure to those who appreciate it. More species mean more pleasure. To prevent species from going extinct at the rate we see today is therefore paramount. Not only for esthetic reasons, but also for the preservation of life on earth. Because to me, loss of biodiversity is inseparable connected to a deteriorating environment on earth. Mother Earth whom is less and less capable of sustaining life. Zoos will become more important for conservation of fauna diversity, which I would like to show also. As a matter of fact, I started the endeavour with launching a website (moosmood.com) focussing on this plethora of issues around 2008. It turned out that picking up where I left years ago, visiting zoos and see what kind of progress was being made in keeping animals in captivity, fitted nicely into my new challenge. So, more and more time is consumed with visiting zoos and reviewing their efforts to save endangered species. Genesis and extinction are an inextricable couple that seems off balance. Let us try and restore this balance!

    By saving the tiger we save all the plants and animals that live under the tiger's umbrella.

    (John Seidensticker)

    UN Biodiversity decade
    WWF Stop Wildlife Crime
    Fight for Flight campaign
    End Ivory-funded Terrorism
    Support Rewilding Europe
    NASA State of Flux

    Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

    Tiger range countries map


    "Tiger map" (CC BY 2.5) by Sanderson et al., 2006.


    about zoos and their mission regarding breeding endangered species, nature conservation, biodiversity and education, while at the same time relates to the evolution of species.
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