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  • 201610AugWed

    Living ‘in the red’ - consuming more than Planet Earth can provide

    | News biodiversity

    Eight months into 2016, humans have already spent Earth’s ecological budget for the year. Infographic depicting how many Earths we would need if the world's population lived like the countries indicat...
  • 201606AugSat

    Persian leopards set to make roaring comeback in Russia's Western Caucasus

    | News zoos

    Researchers released three Persian leopards into the Russian wilderness today in the first-ever attempt to reintroduce the species into the wild. The animals are expected to become the founders of a n...
  • 201605AugFri

    Caribbean Island launches plan to remove invasive rats and goats

    | News biodiversity

    Starving goats and predatory rats to be removed from Redonda to restore this Caribbean island to its former glory. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to remove goats and invasiv...
  • 201604AugThu

    Largest ever study: globally protected areas benefit broad range of species...

    | News biodiversity

    The world's protected areas do benefit a broad range of species – scientists from a collaborative research project led by the University of Sussex have discovered for the first-time. The study, carrie...
  • 201631JulSun

    Major efforts needed to save world’s largest mammals and our ecosystems

    | News biodiversity

    A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world’s largest mammal species. In a public declaration published on 27 July in...
  • 201616JulSat

    Cougars could save human lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

    | News biodiversity

    You would never guess it from their soft eyes and timid demeanour, but the swift-footed deer is North America’s most dangerous mammal to humans. Each year deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions in...
  • 201616JulSat

    The Cave Bear: a vegan gone extinct

    | News evolution

    Scientists of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Germany together with international partners have studied the feeding habits of the extinct Cave Bear. Based on the isotope composition in the colla...
  • 201615JulFri

    Biodiversity falls below ‘safe levels’ globally

    | News biodiversity

    Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to research led by University College London (UCL). “This is the fir...
  • 201615JulFri

    Exceptional species diversity found on island in Philippines

    | News biodiversity

    The largest island in the Philippines may be home to the greatest concentration of mammal diversity in the world, according to a research team that has been exploring the Philippines' Luzon Island for...
  • 201613JulWed

    Monkeys in Brazil ‘have used stone tools for hundreds of years at least’

    | News evolution

    New archaeological evidence suggests that Brazilian capuchins have been using stone tools to crack open cashew nuts for at least 700 years, and the new research paper asks whether human behaviour was...
  • 201610JulSun

    A good supply of endangered black-footed ferrets delivered by Toronto Zoo

    | News zoos

    Toronto Zoo has been participating in the conservation breeding programme for the black-footed ferrets since 1992. Since then, the Zoo has bred hundreds of baby ferrets (kits) for reintroduction to th...
  • 201610JulSun

    Rare Bukhara deer born at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

    | News zoos

    Keepers at have recently welcomed a rare Bukhara deer fawn to its herd in the Cairngorms. The male fawn was born at the beginning of June. The Wildlife Park is home to the only breeding herd of Bukhar...

    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.


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