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Scientists Discover 24 New Lizard Species in the Caribbean

May 2, 2012 / No Comments

A new variety of creatures belonging to the lizard family has been discovered in Caribbean islands. The discovery includes 24 species of lizards. According to the lead study researcher Blair Hedges, a professor of biology at Penn State University, half of the newbies may be extinct or close to extinction, with the others are threatened with extinction. The research funded by ...

Red Squirrels in England Could Be Extinct in 20 Years

September 28, 2011 / No Comments

A recent study suggests that the red squirrel, which is commonly seen throughout Europe, could be extinct in England within the next 20 years. The population of the species has declined 50 percent in 50 years. The red squirrel and many other small mammals in England are facing troublesome times at the moment. The reasons for the decline in population include ...

Rabbit Leads – Rare Ploughshare Tortoise at Extreme Risk

April 29, 2009 / No Comments

We may be in serious trouble. The rabbit or hare depending on your version might win this one. One of the world's rarest species of tortoise is under extreme threat. The rarity is not that this is the one that loses to the hare. The threat to Speedy is from exotic pet smugglers. Conservationists are fighting with smugglers to keep them from ...

Gumprechts Green Pit Viper among 1,000 New Species Discovered in Mekong Region along with Previously Thought Extinct Species

December 26, 2008 / No Comments

Here today, gone tomorrow and back again today. That's the story with the Gumprechts green pitviper and a Theloderma licin. Scientists have found more than 1,000 new species in Southeast Asia's Mekong region over the past 10 years. A spider as big as a dinner plate, a rat thought to have gone extinct 11 million years ago and a cyanide-laced, shocking ...

World’s Fastest Land Animal Not Fast Enough to Stay off Endangered Species List

December 8, 2008 / 1 Comment

For some of us who have grown up watching the Cheetah hunt down prey in all its splendor and magnificence over prime time Discovery television, it is hard to even believe what we has been revealed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Cheetah - the fastest land animal in the world, has now been officially added to the list of ...

Pygmy Tarsiers Reappear Dramatically After 80 Years of Disappearance

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

These are the Pygmy Tarsiers and recently, scientists have found three of these alive in the Indonesian forests. So what is so special about them? Well, the last time someone saw one of these alive was apparently way back in 1921 and while that does not mean they are extinct, it has been hard to find a considerable population of these ...