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  • 201522NovSun

    New method to repair elephant tusks has been developed

    | News zoos

    Besides education, conservation and recreation, scientific research belongs to Birmingham Zoo mission fundaments, as do all self-respecting zoos. Although most research that is funded, supported or dr...
  • 201521NovSat

    Climate change most serious threat to Polar Bear, says new assessment

    | News biodiversity

    A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest up...
  • 201518NovWed

    Greater biodiversity makes ecosystems more resistant to climate change

    | News biodiversity

    Can biodiversity help protect ecosystems in unusual climatic events? Given the continued extinction of species and climate-change associated with increasingly extreme and sudden changes in the weather...
  • 201513NovFri

    Extinction can spread from predator to predator, researchers have found

    | News biodiversity

    The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have confirmed. A ground-breaking study published online on 12 N...
  • 201507NovSat

    Cougars likely to recolonize middle part of U.S. within the next 25 years

    | News biodiversity

    A ground-breaking new study shows that cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are likely to recolonize portions of habitat in the middle part of the United States within the next 25 years. I...
  • 201531OctSat

    Conservationists warn Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction

    | News biodiversity

    Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red...
  • 201530OctFri

    Evolution can happen much faster than thought, chicken study reveals

    | News evolution

    A new study of chickens overturns the popular assumption that evolution is only visible over long time scales. By studying individual chickens that were part of a long-term pedigree, the scientists le...
  • 201527OctTue

    African lion populations face 50 percent decline in next 20 years

    | News biodiversity

    A new study shows that lion populations in much of Africa are in rapid decline. The study estimates that lion numbers in West and Central Africa are declining sharply and are projected to decline a fu...
  • 201525OctSun

    Climate change could push snow leopards over the edge

    | News biodiversity

    Urgent international action must be taken in the face of climate change to save the snow leopard and conserve its fragile mountain habitats that provide water to hundreds of millions of people across...
  • 201518OctSun

    Secrets of female African lion reproduction revealed

    | News zoos

    For the first time ever, zoos will have access to the most comprehensive information about female African lion reproduction as the result of an eight-year study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biolo...
  • 201511OctSun

    Chernobyl turns out to be safe haven for wildlife, researchers find

    | News biodiversity

    A team of international researchers has discovered abundant populations of wildlife at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 nuclear accident that released radioactive particles into the environment and for...
  • 201504OctSun

    Bringing Devils back into the Tasmanian wild

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    September 25th marks a defining moment in the fight to save the Tasmanian Devil. 20 healthy devils have now been released back into the wild at Narawntapu National Park (NNP) in Northern Tasmania, vac...

    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
    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.


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