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Organization of the day: Shark Aid International

Around 73 million sharks are murdered every year mostly for their fins. This is approximately 6 millions every month, 1.5 millions a week, 217,000 a day, 9,000 an hour, 150 per minute. The fin trafficking involves taking the fin in a brutal way while they are still alive, throwing them back to the sea and […]

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Organización del día: Shark Aid International

Alrededor de 73 millones de tiburones son asesinados cada año, la gran mayoría por sus aletas. Promediando tenemos seis millones al mes, más de uno y medio millones a la semana, más de 217,000 al día, un ascendente de 9,000 por hora, y alrededor de 150 por minuto. El tráfico de aletas de tiburón involucra […]

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Gorilla Guardians…Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

 Established in 1978 by Dian Fossey herself, we were orginially name the Digit Fund. If you saw the movie, “Gorillas in the Mist”, you know that Digit was a silverback mountain gorilla that Fossey became especially fond of and who was brutally killed by poachers so that they could take Digit’s hands.  The Fossey Fund […]

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Organization of the Day: Limbe Wildlife Centre

  Illegal trade in bushmeat and pets is an intense and growing problem threatening wildlife. Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation project dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of wild animals. Founded in 1993 by the Pandrillus Foundation, other NGOs, and the government of Cameroon, Limbe Wildlife Centre has become a […]

Organization of the Day: Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Due to the hostile nature of Congo’s war-ravaged lands, the number of remaining Bonobos apes is one that is hard to pinpoint, and as a result there is no true approximation of their population size today. We are aware of one major fact, however.  These creatures are endangered and their numbers are only decreasing. Multiple threats […]

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Organization of the Day: Bear Research and Conservation Nepal

 Asiatic Black Bears are considered ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN, and are suffering a rapid decline largely due to habitat loss, illegal trade in bile and paws, and conflict with humans.  These bears are known to invade and consume farmers’ crops, especially that of corn, and can cause significant income loss in the process.  This has […]

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Organization of the Day: J.A.C.K.

In 1960 the estimated population of chimpanzees was estimated at around one million individuals. Today the estimates have been dramatically reduced to 172,000 to 300,000 remaining, a decline of on the scale of 70-83%. Roughly 40% of this population is living within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an area where conservation efforts are greatly […]

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Organization of the Day: Living With Lions

Living With Lions Until recently scientists believed there were 100-200,000 lions living in Africa, but a recent survey has found that the number has dropped dramatically to approximately 23,000 and most of these are living in protected National Parks. Howeve, outside these areas and even some from within, lions are being killed at an alarming […]

IUCN Species of the Day: Chapman’s Blenny

  Photo credit: Dr. John E. Randall   Chapman’s Blenny, Entomacrodus chapmani, is classified as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This species of blenny is found only in shallow, rocky waters (less than 2 metres) and tide pools surrounding Easter Island. It is estimated that this species occupies an area of […]

Organization of the Day: Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Due to the hostile nature of Congo’s war-ravaged lands, the number of remaining Bonobos apes is one that is hard to pinpoint, and as a result there is no true approximation of their population size today. We are aware of one major fact, however.  These creatures are endangered and their numbers are only decreasing. Multiple threats […]

IUCN Species of the Day: Giant Devilray

  Photo credit: Rob Hughes   The Giant Devilray, Mobula mobular, is listed as ‘ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This huge, plankton-feeding manta-like ray occurs in the Mediterranean and possibly also in the eastern Atlantic along the coast of northwest Africa, the Azores and the Canary Islands. Although the Giant Devilray […]

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Organization of the Day: Bear Research and Conservation Nepal

 Asiatic Black Bears are considered ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN, and are suffering a rapid decline largely due to habitat loss, illegal trade in bile and paws, and conflict with humans.  These bears are known to invade and consume farmers’ crops, especially that of corn, and can cause significant income loss in the process.  This has […]

Organization of the Day: Limbe Wildlife Centre

Illegal trade in bushmeat and pets is an intense and growing problem threatening wildlife. Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation project dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of wild animals. Founded in 1993 by the Pandrillus Foundation, other NGOs, and the government of Cameroon, Limbe Wildlife Centre has become a successful sanctuary for […]

IUCN Species of the Day: Angel Shark

    Photo credit: Simon Rogerson   The Angel Shark, Squatina squatina, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Historically, the Angel Shark’s range extended from Scandinavia to northwestern Africa, including the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. However, it has now vanished from some areas, and is extremely uncommon […]

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Organization of the Day: Gorilla Doctors

Today only 720 Mountain Gorillas populate the earth, and in only two parks (Uganda/Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo). Dr. Dian Fossey founded what was originally called the Volcano Veterinarian Center in 1986. After studying Gorilla’s behavior and interaction with their environment she discovered that their population was declining rapidly, likely due to their interactions […]