Endangered Species – GBRI
 

As the population of the magnificent Cheetahs dips in southern Africa, scientists want the animal to be uplisted to ‘endangered’ from ‘vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The study revealed that only 3,577 adult cheetahs remain in southern Africa. This estimate is 11 percent lower than the IUCN’s current […]

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A budget ski resort in Bulgaria is about to expand into Pirin National Park, one of Europe’s best preserved homes for large mammals like bears and wolves, and could lead to commercial logging affecting about 60% of the park. UNESCO believes the move could seriously affect the World Heritage property and its buffer zone. Katerina Rakovska, […]

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With a wild population of just over a hundred, Mexican gray wolves are one of the most endangered mammals in North America. On Wednesday, the Trump administration finally unveiled the ‘recovery plan’ for these magnificent beasts – only the plan might further push them towards extinction rather than recovery. “It’s a ‘recovery plan’ in name […]

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The yellow-eyed penguin, world’s most endangered penguin species, is slowly disappearing from New Zealand. A recent survey in Codfish Island found that almost half the population of penguins had already disappeared in the area. In other parts of New Zealand, the bird’s population is at its lowest level in 27 years. The yellow-eyed penguin is […]

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Critically endangered Catalan newts are one of the rarest amphibians in the world. Found in Montseny mountain range in north-eastern Catalonia, they are also known as the wild Montseny newts. Now conservationists at Chester Zoo have successfully managed to breed these extremely rare creatures to save them from extinction. The recovery plan is a joint […]

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Despite their repeated claims to stop using ‘conflict palm oil’ sourced from Indonesian forests, the lawful habitat of endangered animals like orangutans, rhinos and clouded leopards, Nestlé, Hershey and Mars have been found guilty of using it for their Halloween confectionery. The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) says consumers have been “deceived” by promises from the […]

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Although recently the snow leopard’s threatened status on the IUCN Red List has been downgraded from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’, these magnificent creatures continue to get poached across Asia by organized criminal networks. Their skins are used for luxury home décor, as rugs, seat covers and taxidermy specimens. Bones are used in traditional Chinese medicine products, including well-known Chinese […]

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