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Endangered Species ‘Red List’ Updated

December 3, 2013 / No Comments

The “red list” for the threatened species has been updated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The list looks like good news for certain species and bad for others. The Okapi or forest giraffe has some bad bad news on its way. The animal with stripes on its legs, like those of a zebra is found in Democratic ...

US May Take Humpback Whale Off Endangered Species List

September 28, 2009 / No Comments

New data shows that humpback whale populations have been growing steadily over recent decades, and as a result, the U.S. government may take the humpback whale off the endangered species list. Last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), received results from an extensive study showing that the north Pacific humpback whale ...

Grus Nigricollis Protected in Tibet

December 12, 2008 / No Comments

Black-necked cranes (Grus Nigricollis) can be seen flying over the Lhasa river valley near Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. There are around 7,000 Grus Nigricollis perched in the natural reserve this year. Image by Jayanth Sharma Though the bird is endangered its number has been rising by 3.9 percentage annually over the past few years due to a series of protection ...

China Gets Okay to Import Ivory of Endangered Elephant

July 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

The good news is that China is not likely to abuse its privilege of importing ivory from African elephants which are covered by the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) which made the decision at a meeting in Geneva. NOT! What in the world?! China joins Japan as the only two countries that are permitted to import ...